Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I'm Back and Bruschetta

 
 
I'm back!  No, I didn't go on vacation.  I just took a few weeks off to adjust to a little health issue.  Enough said.
 
Anyhoo...I missed visiting you all, and I really missed your comments and visits as well.
 
 
My garden is growing and producing wonderfully.  We have more zucchini than you could want lol.  But we also have wonderful tomatoes.
 
Time for some bruschetta!
 
Take some sturdy bread.  Tuscan or baguette, slice about 1/2 thick and brush with olive oil and place on a hot grill until browned on both sides.  Here Mr. Comforts is doing the honors.
 
 
Cut up and seed fresh garden or market tomatoes (not store bought!), then chop.  Add minced garlic, sea salt, freshly ground pepper, capers, a splash of balsamic vinegar, olive oil and fresh basil, sliced thin.  Let sit a half an hour or so, so the flavors marry.

 
Top the grilled bread with the tomato mixture and enjoy!

 
I am off to visit all of you!
 
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33 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

This literally just made my mouth water! Glad you're back! Hope everything is alright:>)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love this stuff, it is so good. Glad you are back.

Beverly said...

Welcome back. Missed you.♥ And, now you've got me wanting to eat.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Welcome back Penny. Your bruschetta looks delicious with the juicy garden tomatoes and toasted bread. Yum.
Sam

Gloria Guldin said...

I swear I was thinking about your Bruschetta this morning and craving it. It always tastes better when you make it, but I'm going to make some!! Thanks for sharing. Hope you're feeling better.

Susie Q said...

Welcome back dear heart...hoping all is better now.
This bruschetta looks so pretty and is delicious too I bet!
Love,
Sue

The Good Life | Healthy Living said...

Oh I could live on this for days. Looks so summery and delicious.

Lorrie said...

Welcome back! Your bruschetta looks and sounds wonderful!

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Home grown tomatoes, a gift from the gods. Hope all is well.


Madonna
MakeMineLemon

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Glad you are feeling better! Your garden and patio look beautiful. Nothing like fresh tomatoes!

Blondie's Journal said...

Penny...I never knew you were gone as I've been so sporadic in blogging. I hope you are well. Whatever it is, take it slow.

Thanks so much for the recipe. This is the best I've seen and I just got a grill so I'm ready and able to toss that bread on!! Your garden beds look fantastic!



Take care.



Jane xx

Tante Mali said...

Oh I love Bruschetta!!! Your's is looking mouthwatering! What a lovely garden you have.
All my best for you
Elisabeth

Scribbler said...

Nice to see you again! I do hope your health issue is resolved, and the bruschetta looks scrumptious.

Estelle's said...

Hope you're in the pink again Penny! Just a beautiful post! Have a very good "hump day!"

Vee said...

Good for you taking the time needed...

This looks so delicious and sounds even better. Oh for some fresh tomatoes!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Penny, Welcome back. And thanks for bringing the bruschetta.
Looks so good!!
Hugs

Bonnie said...

It is good to see you back. The Bruschetta looks delish...sounds like the perfect light dinner for me tonight. B.

Penny said...

Glad you are back Penny! You were missed. The bruschetta look perfect with your garden tomatoes.

Hugs, Penny

see you there! said...

Bruschetta looks so good. Never enough fresh tomatoes for me. Zucchini on the other hand... LOL!
Glad you are back and hope you are well.

Darla

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Yummy! I could eat them right off the computer screen! I have lots of tomatoes and now I bet you can guess where some of them will go! Can't wait to try this!

Pat said...

Looks so good, Penny! I am in a cooking mood here at this tiny apartment, just as I knew I would be. I always enjoyed cooking at the lake in our tiny kitchen. Plus, we have really good produce right now!

Good to see you back. Hoping all the best for you with the health issue.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Welcome back Penny....hope you are feeling better...great bruscetta recipe!...

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, how I love this and I know how good it must be with your homegrown tomatoes. Your patio looks so pretty too. Glad you're back and hope all is well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbiedoos said...

Welcome back Penny! Your yard looks gorgeous. We love Bruschetta too, yours looks amazing! My husband makes one and if I recall way back when it was in the taste of home magazine.

Adrienne said...

I'm glad you're back. I've missed you! It was fun seeing bits and pieces from the past and remembering the wonderful things you've done since I first 'discovered' you! Hope all is well. Love the bruschetta - must try it sometime soon!
~Adrienne~

Ivy and Elephants said...

YUM!!! I love bruschetta, and your fresh homemade looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
Hugs,
Patti

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Tomatoes are the best this time of year, your bruschetta looks wonderful!

Kelly said...

Glad that you're back! I am under the weather today so I didn't post today either. I'm trying to read others though. That bruschetta looks delicious! I know y'all always have good food at your house.

Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

Welcome back Penny! Glad you liked La Jolla's Tapenade review on my blog. When you and your hubby come to San Diego to visit, we shall go there, okay? :)

susie said...

Love! Yummo! Tomatoes are my favorite during the summer months. I make many things with them and this is the best.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hope you are feeling better. I know about those stinkin' health hiccups.

We love bruschetta looks delicious. Our neighbor next door is Italian and blesses us with a plate full once in awhile.

big hugs...

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

OOPS>.. got ahead of my brain. I meant to write "we love bruschetta and YOURS looks delicious."

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So glad your back Penny!! I love bruschetta...yours looks so yummy!!