Monday, May 22, 2023

A New Favorite Recipe & Pink Lightbulbs

Fresh Herbs - Saveur

I am involved with some activities here in Venice that I love including gourmet wine dinners and wine tastings with pairings where everyone brings a dish. Over the weekend I made Crostini with Herbed Goat Cheese and Lemon and it could not have been easier or more delicious.

First, I combined in a small bowl 4 ounces of room temperature goat cheese and four ounces of cream cheese with 1 heaping teaspoon each of fresh chopped rosemary, basil, and dill (you can use any fresh herbs) and the zest of 1/2 a lemon. Then refrigerate for an hour to let flavors combine.

I sliced a baguette on the bias (with slices about 1/2" thick) and brushed it with this amazing Meyer Lemon Olive Oil and baked them on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees until golden brown, about 8 minutes depending on your oven.

Saratoga Olive Oil Company Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

Let the crostini cool. After an hour of chilling the goat cheese mixture, take it out to soften. Then spread on the toasted crostini. Top with fresh ground pepper.

One baguette makes about 24 to 30. They flew off the platter! Any fresh herbs work in this recipe.

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  1. Buon Giorno, Beth! Your crostini recipe sound delicious. I will definitely try it.

  2. Received my Saratoga lemon olive oil & LOVE it! Thank you for the recommendation. Also, just ordered 10 of the pink light bulbs from DK Hardware. Amazon is always sold out immediately whenever you post. I've tried 3 times & missed, so I'm happy to get the order information for DKHardware. Thank you!

  3. THANK YOU for pink light bulb info!! Just bought 20.

  4. Ordered the bulbs!! Yay -- thanks so much Beth! xo