Thursday, July 31, 2008

Delights From The Chianti Region!

It is impossible for a "certain" group of us  to pass by a market or grocery store anywhere! Endless displays of food catch my eye and entertain me for longer than is necessary.....many times I get that tug on the shirt indicating, "let's go"....guess it is just a "foodie thing".
 I do so appreciate all the talented  people in the food world for their outstanding dedication and creations for all of us to enjoy and sometime taste!
 Hope your summer is going well..........

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Caramelised Mushrooms

Here is a very special "Aussie" recipe and easy appetizer, especially if you are fond of mushrooms~and goat cheese! The flavor lingers long after the last bite!
8 oz. button mushrooms
1 T. olive oil
2 T. brown sugar
1-2 T. balsamic vinegar
8 oz. goat cheese
1 French Baguette, sliced and toasted
A few sprigs of fresh arugula
Place the mushrooms, sugar, oil and vinegar in a small bowl and toss until well coated. Place and cook in a non-stick frying pan for about 10 minutes. Keep stirring until the sauce begins to caramelize. Spread the goat chesse on the thinly sliced baguette and top with mushrooms and arugula. Now invite some friends over for a bite and glass of chilled white wine! Enjoy!