" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak


So the calendar says it will be May next week. 
Did Mother Nature forget about giving us a spring this year?
We really need some spring weather around here, as I look out my window it is windy and pouring. Yesterday we had snow if you can believe that!

I am really looking forward to sitting on the patio soon so here is a summery easy appetizer that can be served at anytime of the year. This recipe was given to me by my cousins friend who was visiting from Germany last summer. It is light, healthy and takes minutes to assemble. Bocconcini cheese is found in the deli section. You can substitute any mild  soft cheese if you cant find it.
Try to use the best quality olive oil and balsamic you can find for the best flavour.

Hey Mother Nature ...enough already! Bring on Spring... please?

Cheese and Tomato  Canapes

  • 1 container of bocconcini cheese drained and sliced
  • 1/2 a dozen or so of ripe cocktail tomatoes sliced
  • a bunch of fresh basil leaves 
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • black olives
  •  salt and pepper 

On a platter arrange the tomatoes. 
Top each tomato with a basil leaf and a slice of bocconcini cheese.
Scatter black olives on the platter.
Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Season with ground course pepper and sea salt.

Wine Suggestion: Chianti