Fruity Bruschetta

July 25, 2011

On Saturday night I made such a lovely meal… even if I do say so myself yes.

To be honest the reason I can be so boasty is that I didn’t really do anything I just brought lovely ingredients and left them alone.

We had two recently married, soon to be parents over and our new housemate who is the reason why these photographs are so good. His camera is much better than mine. Thanks Bart!

So for a little nibble with champagne we have grilled peach, buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto and also fig, goats cheese and prosciutto bruschetta.

I just got some really good bread from Marks Bread, and the fruit is from Ashton Fruit Shop and the cheese from Southville Deli (all on North Street in Bedminster) and a store in Frome I visited that day.

I saved money by buying just what I needed of the good stuff, rather than lots of rubbish stuff from the supermarket, I don’t why how I always forget how good the fruit is from this shop.

I brushed the bread with olive oil, seasoned and baked in the oven for 5 minutes then griddled the peaches, just arranged (I use that word loosely) everything else on the bread.

I do realise I keep going on about grilled peaches, they are my new favourite fruit for putting in my dishes. They are especially good hot with the cool mozzarella. Delicious.

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Skip the Starter

June 11, 2010

Whenever I have friends over I never make a starter, I think I overfeed people anyway with massive mains so just have some crudities out for when people arrive to nibble on with a light dip that won’t fill people up.

This is an easy homemade sour cream and chive dip, really simple and better than shop bought!

Literally all you need to do is whip up sour cream (I use half fat) with a massive handful of finely chopped chives, with the juice of half a lemon and the zest of a whole lemon. The serve with as many vegetables as you like… I like to use lots of different colours.