“We are in the area and thought we would stop by” these are the words that strike terror to many a hostess. Never fear, with a few simple ingredients you can have Bruschetta Style Broiled Feta ready before they ring the doorbell.
At this time of year friends and family are bound to stop by for an impromptu visit. Those of us who cook feel the need to feed. Keeping cheese on hand can take the stress out of those last minute visits.
In the summer we like nothing better than a bruschetta style snack — garden fresh tomatoes and cheese with crackers or baguettes. But alas it winter and tomatoes are not in season. Never fear grape or cherry tomatoes, especially those on the vine are still sweet and delicious. I have found that purchasing them on the vine gives them a longer shelf life and remember DO NOT put tomatoes in the refrigerator it makes tomatoes grainy and yucky!
Feta is a pickled curd cheese that has a salty and tangy taste enhanced by the brine solution. It is creamy white with small holes, a crumbly texture, in square cakes with no rind. It can also be purchased crumbled and flavored. Keep a block on hand, and you are ready for a quick and easy appetizer.Continue reading “Bruschetta Style Broiled Feta”
When your cherry tomatoes have taken over the garden…….mine actually buried my pepper plant…..you need to get creative. Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes are my nod to creativity…..and the intense desire to not have my beautiful cherry tomatoes go to waste.
For having such a small garden, we had a big harvest. Especially cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. My poor neighbors must have wondered where we got all the produce we keep pawning off on them. I just hate to see food go to waste, thank goodness for neighbors.
With summer winding down I wanted to make the most of summer tomatoes. Nothing in the world beats their flavor, and nothing is more satisfying than growing them yourself.
Place red ripe cherry tomatoes in a cast iron skillet, with just a sliver of the top cut off. Mix together garlic, honey, olive oil, balsamic glaze, a good amount of salt, and pepper, and roast for about 30-35 minutes. Then garnish with fresh snipped chives.
Side dish, on top of pasta or rice, or bruschetta like on top of crusty bread with cheese. There is nothing these little beauties cannot enhance the flavor of.
Roasting them brings out extra sweetness and a touch of honey is icing on the cake…well maybe cake is a bad analogy. Balsamic and tomatoes are a classic combo, and this dish is no exception.
If you do not have balsamic glaze, you can either purchase or make your own. Balsamic glaze is easy to make and can store in the frig for recipes, or if you just need a little something for a garnish.
Speaking of garnish, fresh snipped chives make a perfect garnish for Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes.
If you are over run with cherry tomatoes or maybe need to run to the Farmers Market to get them, you have to try Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes !!!! I’m grilling up some bread to top now!!!!
What do you do with a cherry tomato overload???? Anything you can think of….lol. We areinundated with these tiny red globes. But, my, oh my, are they delicious. Bacon Goat Cheese Filled Cherry Tomatoes are a remake of a recipe we posted a few years ago.