BLT Galettes with Basil Mayo

The last of my ginormous tomatoes were perfect for my BLT Galettes with Basil Mayo. As gardens go this year was a challenge. First, it was cool and rainy. Then it was hot and dry. Not a good scenario for gardening. All and all our garden was a minor success.One thing that grew amazingly well after the cool, wet start was our tomatoes. I kid you not they were the size of baseballs. Of course, they were all ready at once.

BLT Galette

Some went in the freezer, some went to the neighbors, and some went into BLT Galettes with Basil Mayo.

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Summer’s End Panzanella Salad

Summer is officially over and gardens nearing the end of their season. Perfect time for Summer’s End Panzanella Salad.

Summer’s End Panzanella Salad

Panzanella or bread salad is Tuscan in origin. Popular in the summer in Italy, chunks of stale bread, tomatoes, onions, and basil are dressed with a simple  olive oil and vinegar vinaigrette.  Continue reading “Summer’s End Panzanella Salad”

Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta

Bruschetta has been on my short list of easy and quick appetizers for years. I always just made it….no recipe, just whipped it up.  Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta has the whipped up part…..written down!

Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta

Years ago I worked for a long time friend at a restaurant she owned called the Herb Garden Deli Cafe & Bakery. Michelle turned me on to bruschetta, and although my version was never quite like hers, it’s damn good! 

I modeled my Bloody Mary Bruschetta from Michelle’s version. Admittedly I took creative license…..  Continue reading “Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta”