Zucchini, Tomato and Mozzarella Layers; and so it goes

The problem, not that I’ve had time to ponder it a bit more, is that I haven’t been shopping lately.

I’m not referring to the shopping (groceries)…. I do the shopping every week.

I’m referring to shopping, as in retail therapy.

More on that later….


They’re here……

The zucchini, I mean.

Zucchini, Tomato and Mozzarella Layers

Total time: 15 minutes


  • 12 thin slices from a medium zucchini (courgette),  about 1/4 inch (.75cm) thick
  • 1 large tomato, sliced thinly, 6 – 8 slices
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella, sliced, 4oz (125gr)
  • olive oil for cooking
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • Balsamic vinegar for drizzling
  • fresh basil leaves

Zucchini, Tomato, Mozzarella Layers


  • Sauté  zucchini slices in a dash of cooking olive oil for 2 minutes per side, just until starting to get tender.
  • Cut 2 circles parchment paper or foil 5 – 6 inches in diameter each. Place on baking sheet.
  • Arrange zucchini slices in a circle of 5 with one filling in the center on each paper circle.
  • Lay tomato slices on zucchini, cutting to fit.
  • Lay mozzarella on tomato slices, cutting to fit.
  • Bake, 400F (200C) for 2 – 4 minutes, just until the cheese starts to melt.
  • Remove from oven and, using a spatula, slip each vegetable circle off the paper and onto a plate
  • Garnish with, drizzle with oil, vinegar and serve.

First… sorry about the plate. I was getting tired of white, mon mari sets the table and was feeling colorful.   Not the best background for this dish so just ignore it and make it anyway. It was really good..

Regarding shopping….

I think my lack of frivolous shopping made me vulnerable to the lure of the nutrition info people.

They offered to make my recipes suitable for Google Rich Snippets.

I’ve been doing that myself for over a year.

They offered to make my blog suitable for mobiles and tablets.

My blog is already formatted for mobiles and tablets.

They offered to make my recipes easily printable from now forward.

I found an easy ‘plugin’ that makes them all printable, past and future.

They offered to calculate nutrition information.

This is the one that I fell for.

But I’m not satisfied that their nutrition info is accurate. If I’m posting it on my blog I need to be confident that it’s right. Plus I had difficulty editing a recipe once it was input into their system.

I added a link to the bottom of each post that will take interested readers to a site that will calculate the info for the recipe.

The real reason I’ve decided to go back to the old ways is it’s easier, takes less time and I maintain control of the recipe.

I always opt for easier…..

Plus they promised a big increase in traffic.

I gave it a week. Okay, that’s not very long, but I didn’t see any traffic from them at all.

I still opt for easier.

Tomorrow – Bonnie posing in the lavender.

3 thoughts on “Zucchini, Tomato and Mozzarella Layers; and so it goes”

  1. Wise move. Most experienced cooks (I think most of your readers are) can estimate caloric values and carbs without electronic aids, anyway. Easy is important, especially in summer when the zucchinis are threatening to take over the world.

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