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I was never really into the ombre trend until I fell head over heels for this month's cover of Martha Stewart Living (which, and I quote from my Instagram, is "one of the prettiest magazine covers I've seen all year.")
The recipe, for tomatoes on grilled bread, celebrates my absolute favorite thing about summer food: a rainbow of fresh heirloom tomatoes from the farmer's market, covered simply in olive oil, salt and pepper.
Before Dante got sick (and I found out I was allergic to wheat), our summer Saturday ritual was to walk down to the Union Square farmer's market, pick up a few pounds of heirloom tomatoes, a fresh baguette from Iggy's, and some burrata from Fiore di Nonno, then sit on the porch and devour them, covered in Greek olive oil, salt & pepper, with a super chilly glass of white or rose.
One of the party staples I've missed the most since having to go gluten free is bruschetta, so I decided to try making this recipe as a simple platter — Caprese salad style — for our last BBQ a few weeks ago.
What do you think: how does my copycat version compare to Martha's?
Nothing was left of this platter after about 10 minutes, so I think our friends pretty much loved it and I'm feeling confident about killing it.
Did you love this cover? Have you tried to recreate a favorite magazine recipe this summer? Love to hear how it turned out — successes or not-so-much-es!
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