Some neighbors are coming over in a bit to see the new (almost finished place) and I’m excited to show them all the progress. I figured it would be nice to have some scrumptious bites ready to go along with a glass of wine! Or two… or three… ? I’ve decided to forgo the complicated option — and instead — throw together some canapés. They’re simple and delicious! Hope you’re in the mood for super-cute quail eggs. PSA: there’s a very subtle difference in taste between quail and chicken eggs. ? I know I’m supposed to be buying local but when it’s the middle of winter but feels like spring! To celebrate California’s warm weather, I am going to deviate from the typical apple, pear and citrus fruit combo.Here’s to the hothouse ? and ? from ??!.
I went to the market and bought one of those partially baked baguettes that you finish off in the oven for a super-fresh out of the oven taste. Then I loaded up on fresh ingredients that I love, radishes, cucumbers, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, and fresh herbs like mint, dill and chives.
One of my all-time favorite summer desserts is grilled peaches filled with ricotta cheese lightly sweetened with honey. I took that flavor note and applied it here. The ricotta is so creamy and really compliments the flavors of the various toppings.
I love finding new uses for ingredients I love. Blood orange premiums? Yes please!
I’m having a few neighbors over in a bit to see the new (almost finished place) and I wanted to have some bites ready to accompany the glass (or three) of wine we’ll have. Not in the mood …