It is time to write my first blog post, so bear with me as I get the hang of this. Cooking professionally for the last 7 years has left me wanting to do something more with my knowledge. So I have decided to start documenting and sharing my recipes along with my experiences.
For this first post, I want to share with you the salad that I made last night as my chicken soup was finishing on the stove. Fresh tomatoes,cucumber, radish, and basil all came together with some peach infused vinegar, olive oil , and pink Himalayan salt.
I wouldn't usually have peach infused vinegar laying around but, as I was peeling some peaches the other day I decided to throw the peels in a jar with some vinegar and let them sit for a week before straining.
To make the salad was super simple. I sliced the tomatoes, cucumbers, radish and placed them spread out on a plate. Then I dressed them first with the peach infused vinegar, added some salt to taste, dressed with olive oil and garnished with fresh basil. The key to this salad is really the tomatoes. It is perfect time right now to get some great locally grown tomatoes so I took full advantage of that.
Do not feel as if you need to arrange the vegetables perfectly. In all honestly this would be just as good if you threw all the ingredients in a bowl tossed them up and put them on your favorite serving dish. That would give you the benefit of being able to taste the salad before hand so you know you have the perfect seasoning. Until next time!