Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Monday, May 10, 2010

spicy peppers bruschetta

one of the most delicious appetizers is a spicy peppers sauce that can be added to lightly grilled toast, topped with swiss cheese and a bit of sliced spinach. first, choose a nice loaf of bread, like a ciabatta, slice into smaller segments, and top with a drizzle of olive oil and a bit of parsley. grill over a hot grill pan on the stove top or on the outdoor grill. next, place the slices on a sheet pan and cover with thin slices of swiss cheese. bake in the oven for about five minutes. remove and then top with thinly sliced fresh spinach.

for the spicy peppers topping, i use stonewall kitchen's salsa recipe and adapt it for this dish. i purchase roasted peppers in the jar to save the step of baking in the oven, and add canned tomatoes, scallions, jalapeno, and herbs to round out the taste. any salsa recipe will work with this appetizer.

this is a quick and easy dish to serve with crackers or toasted bread.

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