Category: Summer Appetizers

Fall Appetizers

Swiss Chard Tart With Feta And Currants

I came across this recipe last year and have made it a few times since.  So far, everyone who has eaten it has given it two thumbs up!  And as Swiss chard is available for most of the year I

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Summer Appetizers

Tomato Bruschetta

There is simply nothing like your own or purchased local tomatoes in the summer. I am a confessed tomato junkie and I adore these bruschetta. Tomatoes and basil…a combination sent from the gods! Makes 4 Servings 4 – 6 tomatoes,

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Summer Appetizers

Caponata (Sweet And Sour Eggplant)

You just gotta love summer! It’s delicious! The recipe makes a lot, but it keeps very well, for up to 1 week. It’s bit time consuming but I think the end result is well worth it and you can cut

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Fall Appetizers

3 Mediterranean Dips

I just crave these dips in the summer. Transports me straight to the Mediterranean! Good pita and some great wine; just about perfect. I think dips are a wonderful thing to take to a party or get-together in the summer.

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Eggplant Relish Filled Cheese Tartlets

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Just because they’re vegetarian, doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious! Veggie appy’s are always a good thing in my books and the tartlet shells can easily be made ahead and frozen.

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“Tuscan” Fig Salad

The other day a friend dropped off some fresh figs from her garden… In anticipation of the fig delivery we had picked up some Pecorino ReNero and a bit of a French bleu cheese (they were out of Gorgonzola Dolce). 

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Chinese Style Barbecued Chicken Wings

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here.  Who just doesn’t like wings, sticky fingers and all!  Get out the napkins.  These make great appy’s too!  Don’t leave out the five-spice, it adds a delicious dimension to the

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Roasted Tomato Crostini With Lardo

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Never will I forget my first taste of lardo! It was in Panzano in Chianti and oh my, was it amazing or what. I might have been a little hesitant but

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My First Arancini

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. The other day I was trying to figure out what the heck to do with that left-over saffron risotto from the other night. Having just returned from Italy guess what

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Warm Artichoke Parmigiano Spread

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, Click here. When I noticed on Facebook how many people made that Mexican layered bean dip for their Super Bowl Sunday appetizer, I was quite surprised! I mean, that is one old chestnut

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