Food & Drink

One great ... Caprese salad

From Kathleen Purvis’ blog I’ll Bite, at

Charlotte blogger LeAnn Rice took a curving path to the South. After her husband, Ron, died of cancer 17 years ago, she and her then-young son Nick moved here from the Pacific Northwest. Rice catered briefly, but mostly focuses her cooking on her blog, This month, she released a book, “The Loving Kitchen,” with recipes that are designed to share, particularly with friends in need.

With tomatoes and basil finally beginning to pop up, here’s Rice’s recipe for a one-bite version of the classic Caprese salad, tucked inside cherry tomatoes.