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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Caprese Sandwich

3 Product reviews & recommendations
3 {TIPS}


Ingredients:

Orowheat Sandwich Thins orowheat by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere
Provolone cheese
Creamy Mozzarella
Balsamic Herb and Dipping Oil (Lodestar Farms)
Vine ripended tomatoes
Sweet Basil (fresh)

We discovered this bread at the supermarket and have used it numerous times. We like it because it's not as heavy as regular bread and is high in fiber, making it good for the digestive tract and for keeping your blood sugar maintained. We prefer whole grain whole wheat bread over white.

lodestarfarms by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-SphereWhile at our local Farmer's Market we found this wonderful balsamic herb and dipping oil that keeps us going back for more a couple times a month, but if you prefer, you can now you can order it online one at a time. We're considering ordering a case because we go through so it so quickly. It's created by Lodestar Farms and they are a family friendly company that believes in local communities.
buying oil by cassehn, on Pix-O-Sphere


When we went to Trader Joe's to get mozzarella, we stumbled upon their Creamy Mozzarella and figured we' try it.trader joes by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere Instead of using mayonnaise, we thought we'd try this creamy mozzarella to moisten the bread. We spread this on both slices of bread, then drizzle lightly with the dipping oil. (Be sure to shake the oil to get the herbs to mix with the oil) This is another item we go back to the store for.
We keep the creamy mozzarella stirred well and it spreads nicely. I have another recipe that uses this type of mozzarella and I'll share that later this week.

creamy mozzarella by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere

I don't know about you, but the vine ripe tomatoes we get in the summer at the local Farmer's Market are so much better than store bought. So all of these items are a staple in my home all summer long.

large tomatoes by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere


For this sandwich we slice the tomatoes thinly and use two slices, depending on the size of the tomato.

{TIP}I recommend you use one that is still slightly firm to avoid excess juice from making this sandwich messy.

Next is the Sweet Basil. The Farmer's Market really is the best place to get basil, because you can get a very large bushel for $1.
{TIP}To keep the basil fresher longer clip the ends of the basil and place in a cup of water near a sunny window. Keep the water cleaned daily and clip the stems every other day so it will continue to soak up the water.  We saw basil plants at Trader Joe's for $1.99 and bought three of them since we go through basil faster than we can get back to the Farmer's Market.

basil by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere

{TIP}Our busy life tends to get in the way sometimes and we'd forget to water the plants so we cam eup with an idea. We put a pin hole in the lid of a plastic water bottle and stuck it in upside down to give the basil pant it's very own drip system.
Cut the stems from the basil and split the leaves in half lengthwise and lay over the tomato slices. Add yours live of Provolone cheese and put your sandwich together.


sandwhich by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-Sphere

I was not compensated for reviewing these products. I simply love them and wanted to share them with you.

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1 kind words:

La August 20, 2010 at 12:39 PM  

I've never seen creamy mozzarella before. I will have to look for it. This sandwich looks yummy. La

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