Sandwiches

Apr 28

Sun Dried Tomato Bread – A savoury Mediterranean loaf

Once you try this Sun Dried Tomato Bread, you’ll be looking for excuses to make it again and again. Most of the time nowadays I make sourdough, but it does take a bit of effort and planning, where as this bread recipe is really quick by comparison and the sweet fruity, slightly sour and umami …

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Mar 31

Compound Butter – The easy way to add flavor to a meal

Compound butter, or more commonly known as flavoured butter is a really easy and cheap way to add flavour to a dish without the effort of making a sauce. You’ve probably seen it most often on top of a steak in a restaurant, melting slowly adding a little zing of flavour to the meat. The …

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Oct 25

Meet Crostini’s Big Brother: The Open Face Broiled Sandwich

Call it what you will, an oversized Crostini or an Americanized Smørrebrød, the open face toasted or broiled sandwich can be as simple or complex as you wish and typically can be prepped with ingredients found in the refrigerator. The simplest of open face sandwiches that most of us are familiar with is the broiled …

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Oct 02

Crostini topping ideas

In some ways, Italy’s Crostini is similar to Denmark’s Smørrebrød in that they are both open sandwiches. Though smørrebrød tends to be eaten as lunch, crostini tend to be appetizers or antipasti. Crostini are small pieces of toasted bread, usually Italian or French, topped with a variety of meats, cheeses, vegetables or even just herbs or olive …

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Aug 30

Hatch Chile Quesadilla with Avocado and Shrimp

With the arrival of the Hatch Chile Season I find myself thinking of numerous way to prepare and eat fire roasted Hatch Chiles. The irony of this is that in today’s age of perishable fruits and vegetables crossing the world by airplanes and refrigerated ships we are almost never without fruit and vegetables that were …

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