If it's Caprese - at least Caprese like this, all burstingly fresh and assembled and eaten just yards away from where it was picked - it's gotta be summer. More specifically, this is what summer is like at CNN photographer Jeremy Harlan's house, where he grows a glorious array of herbs and vegetables, chronicled at his blog Two Left Thumbs.
Grab a few really luscious tomatoes - heirloom if you've got 'em. Slice thickly, sprinkle lightly with kosher or sea salt and a bit of freshly ground black pepper, stack with slices of fresh mozzarella, layer on a few fresh basil leaves and anoint with the nicest olive oil you can get your paws on. Flick with a bit of balsamic and serve immediately.
It's happiness on a plate.
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