Birds are singing more, flowers are blooming more, my husband is fishing more and it’s the opening of the season of….
I never did care much about candy stores. I worked in a bakery as a teenager so that turned me off to anything too sweet; but show me cheeses and produce and flowers and local vendors selling what their hearts and souls produce and I’m a smitten kitten. We’ve got a few great farmers markets in Somerset County (Bernardsville, Bedminster) but my favorite is at Duke Farms in Hillsborough. Go spend a morning in a beautiful setting and grab some of the best produce our fair state has to offer.
And for those who would like to joke about which exit I live off of? I encourage you to venture to areas in Morris County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Burlington County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County- go see places like Waterloo Village and Washington’s Headquarters and Jockey Hollow and Barnegat lighthouse. Go explore the small towns and farms that scatter the majority of the state.
I’m a Jersey girl born and bred – and you can’t find my house from the Turnpike.
8 ounces of burrata
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp dried thyme
dusting of black pepper
8 oz thinly sliced prosciutto
Romaine lettuce leaves
Mantova Balsamic glaze – https://yummybazaar.com/products/mantova-balsamic-vinegar-glaze-of-modena-8-5-fl-oz-250ml?variant=1625653477401&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&template=PLA&gclid=CjwKCAjw583nBRBwEiwA7MKvoE2fb5cbVnTMZlk9fLZ4Js9dcoBIIaYw7_Z7TtYqdvKDwQjUGHiw9RoCnPgQAvD_BwE
Rinse the peaches and cut in half, removing the pit
In a bowl, mix olive oil, sugar, thyme and black pepper. Brush the peaches with the mixture
Grill face down for about 5 minutes.
Rinse lettuce and arrange on a platter. Alternate the peaches and rolled pieces of prosciutto and top with cut pieces of burrata.
Drizzle balsamic glaze on top and serve immediately.
Great on it’s own, but also pairs well with grilled chicken or duck.