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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, May 5, 2008

A Natural Beauty


There are certain times in life when it is okay to do less in order to achieve more. This little rule of thumb may not do well in the outside world but it certainly does well in the kitchen. When cooking, we all have a tendency to add a little of this and a lot more of that in the hopes of heightening the flavors of the foods we are preparing. It’s a great method that produces some of the best meals ever eaten but once in awhile you have to stand back and allow a singular ingredient center stage.
Just as less make-up brings out the natural beauty of a person, using fewer spices accentuates the natural beauty of, a cherry tomato.

Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes
Photo/PixieDust/Flickr

2 tbsp. olive oil or butter
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, whole (you may halve but they look great whole)
Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Optional additions; “garlic, basil or thyme”

Place the olive oil or butter in a small heavy skillet and place over medium heat. Toss in the cherry tomatoes, sauté, tossing now and then, for 3 to 4 minutes or until the tomatoes are just heated through.

5 comments:

Lidian said...

Less is definitely more in this case - what a lovely recipe!

Julie said...

Thank you so much Lidian

Anthony said...

Hello there! We're just a couple of foodies from rochester. I like your site a lot. It's very nice. Great recipes!

Julie said...

Thank you so much Anthony, I'm glad you stopped by.

Anonymous said...

You are right... they BEAUTIFUL!
Ciao.
Orchidea
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