Knives and Needles

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Start it off easy!

Hi everyone! My name is Brynne Palmer. I’m a tattooer out of southern California with a passion for food. Molly has asked me to collaborate with her on this amazing platform, and I’m so excited to bring you my cooking experience, and learn a lot along the way!
For my first post, I though I’d begin with a simple favorite that’s a go to for any starter. Caprese! Whether you’d like an appetizer for a dinner party, a salad to compliment a savory meal, or just a late night snack, this easy recipe can be whipped up in just a few minutes.

You’ll need:
2 vine ripened tomatoes
8 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
Fresh basil
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste

Slice the tomatoes into 4 slices each, and arrange on plate.
Top each tomato slice with a slice of mozzarella
Top each mozzarella slice with a proportionately sized leaf of basil
Lightly drizzle each caprese with olive oil and balsamic (I personally drench them)
Finish with a healthy sprinkle of salt and pepper
And just like that, you’re ready to impress!


Another reason I love this recipe is because there are so may ways to change it up. Burrata cheese instead of mozzarella adds a different creamy texture. A slice of prosciutto, cucumber, onion,or avocado can add a new layer of flavor as well. Just like in tattooing, it’s fun to get creative!

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