My tomato plants are growing like weeds this year. The yellow pear is threatening to take over the entire garden. This is in stark contrast to last year, when things rotted before they ever ripened.
The tomatoes in the small bowl on the right are grape tomatoes. They are enormous -practically the size of plum tomatoes. I have not added anything to the soil except water and some leftover potting soil.
I sliced up a bunch of these, added these lovely balls of fresh mozzarella, a minced shallot, olive oil, a few drops of balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
I tossed in some basil right before the pasta finished cooking. This is my absolute favorite pasta, this organic egg pasta from Italy.
I grated Parmesan over this pile. I was unable to resist so did not photograph this final stage. Bliss.