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Our lunch today -- two appetizers -- it was perfect!!!

Classic Bruschetta with farmer's market tomatoes

Martha

 
Posts: 5894 | Location: On the prairie of Kansas | Registered: Dec 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The second -- toasted baguette, chevre drizzled with honey and sprinkled with thyme, prosciutto, and arugula.

Martha

 
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This is exactly the perfect luncheon get together for me... I love little bites, and you presented it so pretty!
 
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They look wonderful! I love bruschetta and the others look wonderful too!

I also love the Spode (?) platter. I don't have anything that shape.
 
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LOS -- it is Spode -- Blue Italian. It's called a "sandwich" plate and it was one of two breakables I brought home as my Harrod's souvenier when we lived in England that Spring. I really like the shape and find that I use it often (but rarely for tea sandwiches!)

It is NEW and you can still buy them!

Martha
 
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Very pretty and looks delicious! I too am a fan of those plates and have a small collection I like to use.
 
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I would eat that! Wink

MOF, there's an Italian restaurant in Jefferson Texas - LaManche's - when we are there for lunch, I order the bruschetta. It has artichoke hearts on the bread...perfect light lunch.
 
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Yummy both in ingredients and presentation.
 
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Classic Bruschetta


I've never made these. Is it just grilled french bread slices, tomatoes, basil, etc drizzled with olive oil over the top?
 
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Yummy both in ingredients and presentation.

What she said. Big Grin
 
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Nance -- I just chop tomatoes, add fresh basil, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper and mix well. Then I put that on top of toasted baguette slices. I also quarter cherry tomatoes and use those sometimes. To finish, I'll drizzle some more olive oil over the top and often finish with a good sprinkle of coarse sea salt.

Martha
 
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Martha - do you butter or brush the bread with olive oil before toasting? Or do you just toast in the toaster?
 
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Nance -- olive oil and toast it in a skillet or do the olive oil and put it in the oven (400) if I'm doing a lot. It's summer, it's hot and it was just the two of us -- those 8 pieces fit perfectly in my skillet. I sprinkled the ones I served with goat cheese with sea salt and pepper as well (which I often do - the salt and pepper thing).

If you wanted to toast the bread in the toaster you could -- be a little less calories.

BTW, we had it again for lunch yesterday! Yum!

Martha
 
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Beautiful presentation and looks very yummy. I often eat appetizers for meals. Last night for dinner out I ordered 2 appetizers instead of a main course.

Love your blue and white oblong trays.


Lucky

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Thanks so much Martha. And I, too, LOVE your plates. As soon as our tomatoes get a-goin, I'm definitely going to try these. Can't bring myself to buy those store tomatoes. Frown
 
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