What an idyllic weekend! With everyone terrified to drive the streets due to Carmageddon, LA morphed into Small Town U.S.A this weekend. People drove slow, you could get from Hancock Park to Beverly Hills in 15 minutes, and everyone was out and about in their neighborhoods enjoying the Southern California sunshine.
I took the weekend seriously and RELAXED. Slept in till 11am on Saturday, followed by a lovely brunch with boyfriend and a hike up Runyon Canyon. Such a great excuse to move and breathe for an hour. Simply nothing better.
After a wonderful experience at Larchmont Wine and Cheese on Saturday and my free for all at the farmer’s market on Sunday, I decided to put my new, fresh, ingredients to good use and try my hand at recreating one of their famous sandwiches.
I think it turned out quite well!
In the mix:
1 fresh tomato, sliced
2 slices mozzarella cheese (I only had low fat/low moisture left over from the pizza- blech- must go for the fresh stuff next time, even better, buratta….)
1/2 mini french baguette
6 basil leaves from my plant
salt and peppah
Slice the baguette lengthwise and top with olive oil and vinegar (however much you want), layer on tomato, mozz and basil, topping the mozz liberally with freshly ground salt and pepper. Cover with the other side of the baguette and bon appetite!
What did you do to slow down this weekend?