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Easy Bruschetta

3 Jun

My brother goes to school in Milwaukee so he was only back at my parent’s house for a week between the spring semester and starting his summer internship back in Milwaukee. I took a day out of work to spend some time with him during his quick stay. We spent the afternoon at an awesome coffee shop in Providence, Cafe Zog, before hitting Whole Foods to get some groceries for a dinner we prepared for my parents, sister, nephews, and grandmothers that night.

We debated dinner options while we browsed at Whole Foods and we decided on making pizzas, bruschetta, and salad. We’d never made brushetta before, but we googled a few recipes, combined some of their ingredients and ideas, and came up with something easy. Even better, it turned out to be delicious.


1 loaf French bread

1 pint cherry tomatoes

1/4 red onion, chopped

3 leaves fresh basil

1 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar


Chop the cherry tomatoes into small pieces, then add the diced red onion and the chopped basil leaves. In a small bowl combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and whisk together. Add the oil and vinegar mixture to the tomato and onion mixture and stir well so the tomatoes are evenly coated with the liquid.

Cut the french bread into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Brush some olive oil on one side of each piece and place the bread oil side own on a baking sheet.

Bake the slices of bread in a 450 degree oven for 5 or 6 minutes, or until it becomes golden brown. When the bread is toasted, dish the tomato mix on top of each piece. Let the bruschetta sit for a bit to soften the hard bread.

The pizzas we made also came out terrific. Take a look at our finished meal. Delicious!


Week 19: Tallegio Cheese

16 May

I’m a little late with this post, but last week Andrew and I went to the Foundry on Elm in Davis Square for a beer and a snack. We decided to share a flatbread pizza that was topped with roast garlic, mushrooms, and tallegio cheese.

Our beers came, we sipped and chatted, the pizza arrived, and a strange smell encased us. Holy freaking stinky cheese. Honestly at first we couldn’t figure out where the stink was coming from. We looked accusingly at the groups at the tables around us. We looked accusingly at each other. Then we looked at the pizza. Holy crap, it reeked.

So I googled “tallegio smell” and found this hilarious post from Cheesewench. She describes tallegio as “the stinky, milky, creamy, beefy, cheese of footy aroma that comes to us from northern Italy.” She then describes the very unique aroma:

The smell…….oh sweet mother of cheese……the smell was……hard to describe, but I’ll give it a shot. So imagine if you will the Bulls locker room at the end of game 7 of the series, that went into double overtime, and then they lost anyway so you have that smell of sadness and despair, and then all their jerseys go into one laundry bag. It kind of smelled like that laundry bag. And dirty socks. Tasty though.

And that description is pretty much perfect. Taste was just great, but holy crap, what a stink. I’m actually not sure I would get this pizza again because it stunk so bad. But it was tasty, so I guess that’s all that matters.

Photo by Liz Morgan, Foodspotting

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