Last week, at Willow, I had a phenomenal salad with heirloom tomatoes. And this afternoon, I thought that a caprese salad would be nice today. So, instead of going to my normal ordinary Harris Teeter, I decided to drive out to a nearby organic market to try to get my hands on some heirloom tomatoes.
Sadly, there weren't that many to choose from. The bin was almost empty, and most of the ones that were left felt too squishy. But I somehow managed to find three tomatoes -- one was a large dark orange marbled with a little yellow and green, and two were smaller and more red colored. I also picked up a pint of sweet orange cherry tomatoes, and some farm fresh mozzarella. And, while the tomatoes were a little pricey -- $4.99/lb -- the fresh cheese was cheaper than what I pay for it at the regular grocery store.
The organic tomatoes and mozzarella made for a pretty good salad. But now I'm thinking that to do it right, I'm going to have to get up early some weekend and go to a farmer's market. I'm sure I could find something fantastic that way.