Friday, June 24, 2011

Happily Playing Catch-up with FFwD

Its almost July and I missed most of April, all of May and cooked most of June's recipes last night! These are two of the reasons I'm so son had a wedding and the other son had a son!  So much happiness in our lives this summer; but it has been difficult to cook.  I'm back, though, and hope to get caught up soon.

This week's FFwD recipe for mozzarella, tomato, and strawberry salad is a marvel!  My first bite was a strawberry sprinkled with olive oil and fleur de gris!  Amazing!  Delicious!  I was working on a time crunch and after making a trip to my local cheesemonger was thrown when he said they were out of fresh mozzarella.  He questioned me about what I was planning for the mozzarella and suggested I try casatica.  Casatica is made from water buffalo milk and has a texture similar to mozzarella but also has a bitterness that is quite pleasing.  This is a perfect summer salad and I'll make it often.  Check out all the other French Friday cooks at French Fridays with Dorie