The downside of being self-employed is that there aren’t any office holiday parties to go to. Not that I went to my office party last year… I had gone the year before and was bored out of my mind. The food didn’t impress me either. There were some generic spring rolls, a few chicken satay skewers and trays of sickeningly sweet desserts. The food at convention centres can be truly awful sometimes.
When it comes to appetizers, I like the idea of having small flavourful bites. I usually go for one-bite treats like meatballs or little phyllo pastries, but this year I wanted to try something different. I decided to try making a crostini appetizer.
This roasted tomato crostini recipe took a while for me to put together. I knew that I wanted tomatoes, feta and oregano, but I couldn’t figure out what to spread on the toast. Cream cheese seemed too heavy and olive oil wasn’t heavy enough. After puttering around my kitchen for a while, I eventually found a neglected bottle of black olive tapenade. Perfect! [Read More…]
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