the real burrata, the real deal. the one with the green string around it, that creates the little bum at the top (that looks like a top knot, hihi). how often do we get to see / eat that? and heirloom tomatoes, probably the last one of this summer. simple pleasures. i think life isn’t alwasy as simple and predictable as a tomato salad with simple but delicious ingredients. life’s flavor is more complex.
how do we know it’s the real deal in life, anyway? i’m certainly, and still, no expert at it. but i’m asking you, what’s the real deal for you? do you have any advice? i’m a keen learner, i promise.
simple heirloom tomatoes with real burrata
1 large yellow heirloom tomato
1 bunch lemon thyme
1 pinch dried oregano
1/2 lemon, juice
2 tbsp. best extra virgin olive oil
a little maldon sea salt
a little truffle salt (yay)
slice the tomato into thick slices (just because you can). drain the burrata, but leave intact. juice the lemon. dress the tomatoes with lemon juice and olive oil, season with salts and and sprinkle with some thyme leaves and oregano. place burrata on top. serve with nice cutlery. devour.
ps: the book – living in style, mountain chalets – was a gift from my sweet j. i got it last year but strangely i’ve never really explicitly featured it here before… it’s always been there, though, all along, from the beginning. my true friend and companion on lazy couch days or nights, making me smile whenever i look at it. love it and you, j.
oh and btw: i’m going to amsterdam next week. for four days! me, myself and i. taking part in an amazing food photography workshop. so be prepared, friends, some serious good stuff about to come. i guess life does have some good things in imminent store for me. just be patient, right?