March 18, 2013

Is it spring yet?


I'm pretty sure the trick's on us here in Toronto. Spring will be sprung on March 20th, apparently. That's tomorrow and a we just got a hefty sprinkling of snow a day or two ago! A couple weeks back we were at about 10ÂșC with blue skies, sunshine and a crisp breeze. That's passed and we're back into winter. 
Bah. It's not like we can control the weather. I can, however bring some sunshine and garden freshness into the home though! 

I've been on a "make from scratch" ciabatta kick lately. I just love a super flavourful, crispy/chewy bread with lots of big air bubbles in it! It's quite simple to make, but it does take about two days from start to finish. Luckily most of that time is wait time. 

It's worth the wait.

So the bread got baked and what better to eat it with (other than some olive oil or salted butter) than bruschetta! As someone who loathes raw tomatoes in my salads, I really enjoy it mixed with other vegetables and herbs. Everyone's got their own little variation; mine was a combination of diced Roma tomatoes, finely chopped red onion and garlic, dried basil (fresh would be better, obviously but I don't have any!), salt and pepper and olive oil.

I sliced the ciabatta loaf, dropped a small pat of butter in a pan and toasted them on both sides. If you haven't toasted bread this way before, get to it! It's like, a million times better than the toaster oven. A MILLION.

Then I piled on the gorgeous and super flavourful bruschetta and...


..ate it.

Wait- I took photos and then I ate it!
Oh, and shared. Ate and shared, 'cause I'm nice like that. Ha! 

This made for a perfect lunch/just before dinner kind of meal and the freshness was just what was needed on a snow, nearly spring day. The bread was light and crunchy with just the light amount of chewiness in middle, which was perfect for absorbing all the tomato juice! Delicious

Now go make yourself some bruschetta. Go!

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Hi, I'm Janetta from Toronto. I cook, bake and often veganize recipes. I photograph nearly everything and those photos will most likely end up being posted here. I've got a little black cat named Tank, who's really cute and a little bit nosy. You'll see a lot of photos of her too!

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