Category Archives: Appetizers

Fresh Tomato Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is an upside-down tart of apples or other fruit. According to the website WhatsCookingAmerica, legend has it that Tarte Tartin originated in France:

Posted in Appetizers, Dessert | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mediterranean Flatbread

I like this flatbread with a warm bowl of soup. I also use this recipe as dough for a thick-crust pizza. The use of bread flour, as opposed to all-purpose flour, makes the final product crispier. For a chewier crust, … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Dinner | Tagged | 1 Comment

Grilled Avocados on Crusty Rosemary-Olive Bread

Here’s a different way to use the grill this Memorial Day weekend: grill avocados! Grilling softens the avocados. It also brings out the natural oils that make this fruit tasty and satisfying.

Posted in Appetizers, Sides, vegan | Tagged | Leave a comment

Grilled Avocados

Here’s an appetizer that our son, Robert, shared with us. It is sort of a Caprese Salad folded into a grilled avocado. Who’d a thunk it! Easy to prepare, it is full of nutrition, and it doesn’t hurt that it … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Gluten-Free, Salads | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Portobello and Red Pepper Open Sandwich

Open face sandwiches consist of a single slice of bread with one or more food toppings. They are popular in Europe where, in the Middle Ages, thick slabs of course bread called “trenchers” were used as plates. At the end … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Sandwiches | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Baked Brie with Cremini Mushrooms

According to a popular foodie website, “Puff pastry is a light, flaky pastry made by repeatedly layering pastry dough and butter or another solid fat, called laminating, to form a thin dough that puffs in the oven.”

Posted in Appetizers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Galette

Crust Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon sugar Pinch of salt 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter ½ cup ice water Filling Ingredients: 2 fennel bulbs (quartered) 5 medium beets (peeled and quartered) 6-8 carrots (halved lengthwise) 2 cups fresh butternut … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers | Tagged | 1 Comment