Posts tagged Friendship
Stone Fruit And Lavender Ricotta Crostini

I think that bruschettas and crostinis are some of the simplest crowd pleasers to prepare when you are entertaining a large gathering of people. They are extremely simple to make and are so versatile that the options are endless! Sometimes I choose combinations myself and prepare the meal before laying it out on platters as guests arrive. This is nice because it creates a beautiful presentation. Conversely, it’s a lot of fun and even less work to arrange the individual components of the dish and allow friends to compose their own crostini creations.

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Beerfest In Germany

Let the games begin. With each stein of beer, we ordered a meal to share. I was bent on ordering a plate of pork knuckle and with the help of some pantomiming to a German stranger, I was able to figure out which dish to order from the foreign menu. The meat came with a side of sauerkraut and a large polenta ball, similar to mashed potatoes in flavor but more gelatinous in texture. Next came the roast chicken. All around us, people swayed and sang arm in arm to the oohm-pa-pa music while Rian and I gorged ourselves on the crispy skinned chicken, ripping it apart with our fingers.

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