Alright it’s Hot. Let’s Not (just this once) Fire It Up…the Oven That Is!

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Alright it’s Hot. Let’s Not (just this once) Fire It Up…the Oven That Is!

We, in the the Mid-Atlantic and South East, are experiencing our first “heatwave” of the season.  It seems as though we should have had another week or two of perfect 72 degree weather this early into June, but no. Just like that, we feel as though we’re in the midst of the dog days of summer.   This week I am sharing a recipe which, not only requires very little cooking, but also satisfies that summer craving we all have for really great tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil.  Even though it feels like August, it’s June, and tomatoes are not yet at their peak.  No worries!  We are going to use the concentrated flavor of tomato juice to create a flavor packed gelée which will replace the ripe jewels we’ll get later in the season.  My Marinated Ciliengine Mozzarella with Pickled Onions and Kalamata Olives is the perfect chilled hors d’oeuvres to serve on the patio or around the pool this weekend and I hope you enjoy!

Fire It Up!
Chef Eric

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