Call me dense or what, but I only first heard about TasteSpotting when all those "TasteSpotting is Dead" posts cropped up. And then I heard of foodgawker. And now I spend minutes, hours just staring at the lovely photography. It was during one of the gawking sessions that I found these delicious tomatoes.
For me, tomatoes are the ultimate food. I can just pick one off the fridge shelf and bite into it. I always do, ever since I was a kid, when urgent hunger pangs strike. This is the same concept : tomatoes you can pick up and eat, but in a fancier gourmet version.
To make tomato bites, cut tomatoes into three segments. You might need to cut a bit off the bottom segment to make sure it sits well on the plate. Find basil leaves slightly larger than the tomatoes and trim their edges. Spread a little goat cheese on the bottom tomato segment(I also added a little crushed pepper to my cheese before spreading). Add a basil leaf, then a little bit more of cheese. Now put the middle segment on, and repeat the whole process for the top segment.
The flavors mingle to form a beautiful appetizer that I am packing away to Dee's Herb Mania.