Sweet Peas Part 4– Volunteers
A Friend's Inspiration

Black Cherries and Mozzarella

Black-cherries

Have you been enjoying the scrumptious cherries in the markets lately? It seems I come home with a luscious box of organic cherries every time I go to the store. The ones above are black cherries.

My friend Susan came to tea one morning and, instead of a sweet treat, I served mozzarella and cherries. It was so fun and pretty, I reproduced the scenario in the afternoon, for pictures.

Trader-joes

Trader Joe's carries these handy mozzarella medallions.

Basil-copy

Purpley basil came from a pot outside our front door.

Mozzarella-bowl

A splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plus salt and freshly ground pepper were the only other ingredients.

Mozzarella-serving-dish

Mozzarella-&-cherries

Rich dark grapes would also pair well with the cheese. Another option is to toss juicy, sliced fresh peaches, with the cheese, for a light lunch.

Julie & Julia

It seems fitting to post a food blog after seeing Julie and Julia yesterday afternoon. I went by myself; just had to see it; and absolutely loved every minute. I had already read Julia Child's memoir, now I must get Julie Powell's book and, of course, check out her blog.

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