We’re starting our July 4th lunch with something elegant: these crunchy crostini (photo #1). They go well with beer, wine, cocktails, iced tea, sparkling water, even lemonade. You start with a white bean spread on toasted bread (crostini); then top the slices with just about anything. Roasted tomatoes are delicious; but if you want to […]

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If you’re going to kick back this weekend with friends and some lovely libations, or have a group over for brunch, you may need a snack idea. Here it is: DIY Crostini. The crunchy little toasts are great with wine or beer, and a fun food when people add their own toppings. Set out all […]

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[1] Spring Pea Crostini (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Spring peas fresh from the field (photo courtesy The Chef’s Garden). [3] Fresh mint (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [4] Fresh spinach (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [5] Garlic, to infuse the olive oil (photo courtesy Domain Image).   One of the great treats of […]

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We recently wrote about spring crudités, but what else should be spring-ified? How about crostini, one of our favorite, easy-to-make nibbles. We serve them as snacks and with cocktails (including wine, beer and cider). You can also serve a couple of them as a first course, with a small lettuce salad.   SPRING CROSTINI INGREDIENTS […]

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