Category: Appetizers

Stuffed Fried Zucchini Blossoms and Zucchini Slices
Appetizers

Fried Zucchini Blossoms

I’d read about fried zucchini blossoms years ago and thought they sounded amazing!   So the first time I saw blossoms at the Farmers Market, I had to buy them!   My  teenaged niece was a little hesitant when she tried them,

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Seasoned Toasted Almonds
Appetizers

Seasoned Toasted Almonds

These almonds were always a big hit with guests at the receptions I catered.  The added bonus was not being worried about peanut allergies! To this day I often make them to serve as a quick appetizer, especially over the

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Roasted Peppers with Basil & Balsamic Vinegar
Appetizers

Roasted Peppers With Basil and Balsamic Vinegar

I make these peppers all the time in the summer. Everybody loves them.  Even when I think I have made too many, there are usually no leftovers!  Darn!  I like serving them with marinated artichokes or zucchini, cheeses, Proscuitto and

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Grilled Slices of Zucchini With Vinaigrette
Appetizers

Grilled and Marinated Zucchini

So simple but so good!  The zucchini will keep for a few days in the fridge.  Fabulous as part of a antipasti platter or as an accompaniment to barbecued chicken or pork. 4 medium sized zucchini, the Italian striped variety

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Wooden Platter with Roasted tomato Goat Cheese Crostini
Appetizers

Roasted Tomato Crostini With Goat Cheese

I’ve made a lot of these over the years both at work and at home. The delicious tang of goat cheese and the sweet roasted flavour of the tomatoes along with the fresh basil makes a mouthwatering combination! I particularly

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Bresaola Carpaccio, Pecorino Greens & Lemon
Appetizers

Bresaola “Carpaccio”

It is important to use a youngish Pecorino and not Pecorino Romano for this dish.  I’d recommend Pecorino Fresca, Pecorino re Nero from Tuscany or a Pecorino from Pienza, if you can find it.  Consider yourself lucky if you’ve got

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Boiled Egg Crostini, Goat Cheese-Fig Jam Crostini
Appetizers

3 Simple, Tasty Crostini

I can’t help but think that a cold glass of Prosecco would be a great accompaniment to any of these! In Italy, a choice of more than one type of crostini is normally offered.  Use slices of baguette or ficelle,

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Blog Post Photo, French Breakfast Radishes & for A Simple Radish appetizer
Appetizers

A Simple Radish Appetizer

Whenever I think Spring radishes are front and centre! Slices of baguette Softened butter Worcestershire & Tabasco, you can substitute some anchovies if you like them. Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper New radishes such as French Breakfast, sliced 

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