Sunday, October 23, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
1 Red heirloom tomato
1 Yellow heirloom tomato
Plenty of fresh basil
Fresh ground pepper
Garlic clove, peeled
Bread; a rustic loaf with a stretchy, hole-y interior and a crisp crust
1. Cut the tomatoes into chunks, tear basil leaves into medium-small pieces (plenty!), and toss with olive oil. Let marinate for a while, and season with salt and pepper. Only use salt about 1/2 hour before using, as it will make the tomatoes release their juices, which you want, but not too much!
2. Heat olive oil in a skillet and fry the bread, or grill or toast it in a hot oven (400 F). Either way, try to get it crunchy on the outside while retaining some softness in the center.
3. Then rub it lightly or heavily, as you wish, with a whole garlic clove (the garlic will disintegrate into the bread since the coarse bread will act like a grater) and drizzle with the best extra-virgin olive oil (ONLY if you haven't fried it) and sprinkle with good sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
4. Spoon tomatoes over bread (you may want to drain the tomatoes in a mesh strainer to reduce the amount of juice). If the bread is really crunchy, let the tomatoes sit for a few minutes before serving to soften the bread.
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A few years ago I started taking photos and collecting beautiful photography; of weddings, art, shoes, couture, travel destinations, and much more. It has inspired some of my favorite projects and I hope it will inspire you too.
Working in the wedding and design industries I have had the opportunity to meet some of the most wonderful people. One of my favorite couples, Rebecca and Wade, had the most romantic wedding here in New Orleans at the Maison Montegut. A hidden gem tucked away behind St. Louis Cathedral on Royal Street in the French Quarter. The courtyard and main house are the epitome of the old world Deep South. What an elegant bride!
images courtesy of josh biggs photography