All posts tagged: #nectarine

Ricotta & Nectarine Crostinis

I can’t get enough of fruit. Yes I’m a vegetarian and that’s stating the obvious but I’m a believer of mixing fruit into dishes that are traditionally savoury. My favourite is topping crostinis with fruit. My personal favourite is Cherry Strawberry Bruschetta, which I’ll feature in a few weeks, but this nectarine and ricotta crisp takes a close second. Talking about obsessions, my aunt got me hooked on “hard and crunchy” nectarines. When these guys are super fresh and firm they are WAY better than any apple. I devised this recipe while I was up north at my cottage, savouring the afternoon sun, thinking of quick dinner ideas to stay outside for as long as possible. Lately I’ve been foregoing the goat cheese, using ricotta in its place. Everyone and their mother is using goat cheese, and I like ricotta for its salty and less creamy profile.   Ingredients: One multigrain baguette 3 firm nectarines (or peaches) 2 handfuls of basil A squeeze of honey Olive oil A dash of lemon juice Prosciutto (Would be …

Nectarine halloumi summer salad

 ..talk about these beautiful grill marks! 🙌🏻☀️ It’s summer and simple is the way to go. Don’t kid yourself, no one prefers slaving by the stove over standing over a BBQ, in a bikini, with a icy margarita in hand. (Yes, we will feature the BEST margarita recipe soon.) Sticking with that motto, I let the seasonal flavours shine through, without losing any intrigue. In this BBQ’d summer salad, nectarines are the star yet there’s enough protein and substance from the pesto marinated halloumi to be the main course! In case you’ve been living in shed, and are asking what’s halloumi, we’ve got you covered.  Halloumi is a protein rich cheese made from goat’s milk, with a very high melting point, making it perfect for the grill. It doesn’t have a strong flavour, so mixes nicely with your favourite marinades. Similar in price, halloumi comes vacuum packed like a ball of monzarella, except it is more rectangular and a bit denser.  As a vegetarian halloumi is my sidekick. The first time we served it at …