|Tawnya and I enjoying our Bruschetta|
|Fruit and Vegetable Market|
|Bread store purchase|
|View of the Tuscan hillside from where we cooked!|
The perfect starter….Simple to prepare but exceptionally fresh and delicious.
|We used the tomatoes to the right (vine ripened)
but I loved this other unique kind, which
has less juice, which you can use for pizza toppings!
Tuscan Bread (enough for 4 chunky slices)
1 clove of garlic (crushed)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 handfuls of fresh mixed ripe tomatoes
a small bunch of fresh basil leaves
Dice the tomatoes.
Put them in a bowl and add the chopped basil leaves, salt, chopped garlic and olive oil and mix them together. (In Italy, they liberally use salt, so make sure to use an “Italian Pinch” here.)
|Tawnya using the half-moon to chopped the basil and garlic|
Thickly slice the bread and grill or toast on both sides.
Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil. (The extra olive oil, which was actually harvested at this location, helps set it apart from an average recipe.)
Spoon on the tomato mix and enjoy.
Tour Link: http://www.viator.com/tours/Florence/Cooking-Class-and-Lunch-at-a-Tuscan-Farmhouse-with-Local-Market-Tour-from-Florence/d519-5070FARMHOUSE