{foodie} friday: snack time for grown-ups


bruschetta is one of my favorite foods in the world--i crave it all the time. 
in tempe there is a place called la bocca and it has the best bruschetta of all time, but since it's kind of far and i'm not made of money sometimes i just have to make it at home. 
so here's one of my favorite little snacks:
slice up a mini baguette
toast it in a toaster oven or broil it in the oven
cut fresh tomatoes and fresh mozerella cheese in small cubes
slice fresh basil leaves into stripes
smear a small spoonful of pesto on the warm toast
pile on the toppings
drizzle a balsamic glaze over top
+i got my mini baguette from fry's for 99 cents and it's quite yummy
+pesto was from trader joe's, you can find it in the spagetti sauce section and it's delish
+to make a balsamic reduction simply pour a cup of balsamic vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat, bring vinegar to a boil, turn the heat down to a simmer, stirring occasionally. simmer until the reduction is about half the amount you started with--but make sure to keep the heat down or you'll get a rather stiff reduction and it will be hard to drizzle.

anyone have a great pesto recipe i should try?


Kati said...

YAY! I've been looking for a good recipe of this! thank you!!

katilda.com said...

Oh my. This makes me want bruschetta...SO MUCH. Have you had it from Postino? You. Must. Go. There's 2 locations in phoenix and one in Gilbert.

katilda.com said...

I was just told recently to try la bocca! I stopped eating gluten a few months ago so bruschetta isn't exactly on my OK list anymore, haha. But it's nice to dream :)

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