Salad Capresse

Summer is a time for birthdays. In early June we celebrate my birthday and in early July we celebrate David’s. Coming up with an appropriate appetizer, it turns out, can be as simple as making a salad to have with your champagne. Advertisements

Parmesan Scallion Bread (Linda Bread)

“Linda bread” is something that David tried to explain to me around the first time we had family holidays together. Something about green onion and it being “really tasty.” At the time, I had no idea what he was talking about. Linda bread, I’ve since learned, is named after a family friend who usually brings this…

Salad Lyonnaise

  I’ll start by saying this recipe is not traditional and is more loosely inspired by the classic Salad Lyonnaise than the “real” thing. Ok! Disclaimer aside this is one of the best salads I’ve had and it makes a perfect first course or appetizer. There is nothing like a salad with bacon, egg and crunchy croutons…

White Bean Dip

Having cocktails is not something you should do alone. And just like drinking together is better including a snack to tide yourself over until dinner is a really good idea. David and I have gotten into making a few simple dips that go with pita chips.  What’s not to love about pita chips? But I…

Bacon Wrapped Dates

When we want to make a special appetizer to go with our cocktails there is one treat, besides pine nut hummus, that I always think of. Bacon wrapped dates are a classic but the thing that gets me interested in writing a post about them is how everyone in food blog and Internet food sites…