Heirloom Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Heirloom tomatoes, sliced
Fresh basil, leaves carefully chopped as not to bruise
Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

Assemble salad on a dish with slices of tomatoes, basil leaves, and mozzarella slices. Sprinkle extra virgin olive oil over the salad. Add a dash of vinegar and a very light sprinkling of salt and pepper. For a completely different flavor, you can substitute the mozzarella with thin slices of Parmesan.

Heirloom Tomato Quiche

1- 10” pie crust
3 large heirloom tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. each salt & pepper
1 tsp. thyme
1/2 lb. Swiss cheese, diced
3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup light cream

Bake pie crust in 425º oven for 10 minutes.  Combine tomatoes, onion, butter, salt, pepper, and thyme in saucepan.  Cook over medium heat until mixture is reduced by half.  Place cheese on top of crust.  Pour tomato mixture over cheese.  Mix eggs and cream.  Pour over tomato mixture.  Bake 10 minutes at 425º, then reduce heat to 375º for 35 minutes, or until set.  Let quiche stand for a few minutes before cutting.