Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inspiration for the third bench

I have overlooked mentioning the third bench in my life - the kitchen bench! Loads of time is spent at this bench and although I only have a few original creations I get a lot of pleasure being inspired by other people's recipes.

My friend, Toni is a perfect example. In addition to being a food stylist extraordinaire, she is a truly inspirational blogger. This recent posting of hers provided me with some roasting-tomato entertainment today.

 I used these beauties in one of my favourite salads that comes from another friend and so is named...
Mia's Lennox Salad
220 gr baby bocconcini
8 roma tomatoes (in this case, grape tomatoes roasted a la Toni)
baby spinach leaves
2 Tbsp pine nuts

3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
small garlic clove, crushed
salt and pepper

roast the tomatoes as on Toni's blog
grill the pine nuts
mix it all up and toss with dressing

Thanks very much, Toni and Mia!!

1 comment:

thecatskillkiwi said...

hey those look awesome, glad you were inspired!