Caprese Skewers

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” – Miles Kington

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Look at this little pumpkin butt.

 

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I just love that she helps me in the garden. ❤

And I love that she enjoys gardening as much as I do … 😍

 

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Today we’re making Caprese Skewers as an appetizer for a party we’re hosting.  I think there’s cherry tomatoes in the basket…. we were picking other veggies too – we usually come out with a small bounty!

 

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My garden only gave half the tomatoes I needed so I subbed with a colorful variety from the grocery store.  It PAINS me to buy the same veggies I’m growing but HEY… what can ya do?

This might be my FAVORITE appetizer to make.  Fresh tomatoes, sweet basil, creamy delicious cheese.. and a tangy glaze!

I’ve been making it since I was younger….

Like “before I had Owen” young….

Discovered while bartending at a Wine and Blues bar in Port Townsend, Washington….

At the veryyy tip of the Northwestern Peninsula….

On hiatus with my best friend Jessica.

But that’s a story for another time. 🙂

 

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Balsamic GLAZE! A tangy reduction that’ll blow your mind!

This is my SECRET INGREDIENT!!^^

I guess it’s not a secret if you can find it in the olive oil section at your local grocery store (King Soopers in Colorado).  It’s a balsamic reduction and it’s toooo dieee forrrrrr.

 

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On a regular toothpick or a fancy skewer toothpick (**sips diet pepsi with my pinky in the air**), skew one cherry tomato, one basil leaf (mine were folded in half) and a cube or ball of mozzarella cheese.

 

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Then drizzle it with either balsamic vinegar, or the glaze I showed you up top.  Simple to make and delicious to eat!!  It’s also cheap and will impress your guests!  Give it a try 🙂

 

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Caprese Skewers

  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Toothpicks or Small Skewers
  • Balsamic Vinegar or Glaze

Do I really have to explain how to make this?

Enjoy! 🙂

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

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