Yes I know I do like to try and squeeze the word “bone” into every conversation. But what I really enjoy this time of year is the smell of basil. For us dogs it is one of the approved herbs. Basil has antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiviral properties, so go ahead and sprinkle some on my food! Along with the fresh basil, my owners also have fresh tomatoes, yum. How about preparing some caprese or brushetta with all your fresh ingredients? Here is a simple recipe even a dog can do.
3 ripe tomatoes (my owner likes one red, one orange, one yellow)
1 lb. mozzarella cheese cut in 1/4″ slices
25-30 basil leaves (one health bunch)
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Balsamic glaze (adds an extra burst of flavor)
Slice tomatoes and cheese, alternate the tomato, cheese and a leaf of basil as you stack it. Top with a drizzle olive oil, a sprinkle of salt, a dash of pepper and dribble of balsamic glaze.
My owners like to eat it just like that, but you may want to serve it on lightly toasted french bread.
Au revoir, ciao, adios and happy digging!