Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Ahh...finally! I've been waiting for this all summer, and finally it's time! Tomatoes and basil at the same time. Joy!


  1. that made me choke on my tea!I have wanted to make these forever and ever--is that balsamic on top---never tried the stuff but I guess a lot of chiefs swear by it

  2. Hi Judy- Yep, it's a balsamic reduction, which is super easy even though it sounds fancy. :) Just simmer balsamic vinegar until it's reduced and thickened. It's wonderful. You can also add a bit of brown sugar to it if you like.

  3. Caprese Salad is my favorite!!! It's always a hit when you show up anywhere carrying a plate of it.... pure summer!

  4. Gonna drool all over the keyboard now.....