Ooooh, it is muy caliente here these days...we have finally gotten to the hot part of Buffalo summer. It's a bit later than normal but Mother Nature is making up for her tardiness.
To beat the heat we are not so much turning on the oven or stove. Grilling our protein of the day, and making cold sides to go with.
To that end:
Get out a pretty plate.
Pick a fresh tomato from the vine.
Snip some fresh basil off one of the plants growing outside the back door.
Pick up a ball of fresh mozzarella.
Slice it up. Arrange it all pretty-pretty.
Drizzle some good olive oil on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Still life with dinner and pretty girl.