Five years of blogging has flown by! Looking back through those early posts it’s funny to see the progression of photography and writing. Egads! Even though they may be rough around the edges, there are many oldies but goodies in the archives that I think you’ll like, many of which are some of our family favorites too. So be on the lookout. Every now and then I’ll be sharing about an old post, or “rerun” for lack of a better term. I do enjoy a good rerun, don’t you?
Just be sure to overlook any typos. Or better yet, let me know about them so I can fix them.
On to the first rerun: an easy Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipe from July 2010.
This classic Tomato Basil Bruschetta is something we’ve been making for years and years. During the summer months we usually have tomatoes coming out of of ears, and this bruschetta is our favorite way to use them right away. It’s such a quick, easy, and versatile recipe. While it can be served on toast, in classic bruschetta form, we also eat it with chips, over grilled or baked chicken, or atop a hamburger. It’s some crazy good stuff. So simple, but powerfully tasty! The balsamic vinegar, basil, and tomato flavors meld together to create an addictive combination that is devoured in no time. A bushel of tomatoes don’t stand a chance!
A few tips for making Tomato Basil Bruschetta:
- When shopping for Balsamic Vinegar, you will find a wide range of quality and prices on the market. For a recipe such as this bruschetta, where the balsamic vinegar won’t be cooked, I think a better quality vinegar works nicely. A little will go a long way! We tend to go for the middle priced balsamic vinegar to use for this and similar recipes, and use less expensive vinegars for things like marinades where more will be used and eventually cooked. That’s just my 2¢.
- Fresh Basil is a must for this. Dry basil just won’t give the same depth of flavor and can add a weird texture. Look for fresh basil or grow your own!
Find the full printable recipe here: Easy Bruschetta Recipe.
Enjoy! And many thanks for taking the time to stop by for a visit! xoxo