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Serendipitous amazingly simple "dinner"...

Postby Fred Sipe » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:31 am

Had to make a short trek to a FedEx store to pick up a package being held for me. No plans for dinner.

On the simple route with no detours I stopped at a fantastic local bread bakery and picked up a Sesame Baguette, next on the route was a farm market for local fresh radishes, then an authentic Italian specialty market for hot-style "gabagool." Picked up my package and headed home with a stop at the local market for a small wedge of decent Brie and a bottle of inexpensive but good Chard. Had some Gherkins in the fridge.

Such a wonderful meal and no cooking!

Oh! And you know the French appetizer thing with radishes, butter and salt? Forget the butter. Brie all the way!

Any quick and simple combos that do it for you?
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Re: Serendipitous amazingly simple "dinner"...

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:21 am

If I can get good, fresh, black figs then it's figs, prosciutto, and lime.
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Re: Serendipitous amazingly simple "dinner"...

Postby Karen/NoCA » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:11 am

Picked up La Panzanella garlic crackers last week (love those things) a triple cream brie, and a fig and orange spread. Yum! I've been enjoying two for lunch with a salad of fresh garden tomatoes and baby cukes.
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Re: Serendipitous amazingly simple "dinner"...

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:25 pm

Right now, it's mozz, tomatoes, and a little basil oil or balsamic, either on or off of good bread.

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Re: Serendipitous amazingly simple "dinner"...

Postby Fred Sipe » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:18 pm

Still waiting for the "good" tomatoes here. :(
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Re: Serendipitous amazingly simple "dinner"...

Postby Carrie L. » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:26 am

Karen/NoCA wrote:Picked up La Panzanella garlic crackers last week (love those things) a triple cream brie, and a fig and orange spread. Yum! I've been enjoying two for lunch with a salad of fresh garden tomatoes and baby cukes.


The rosemary ones are our absolute favorite. Everyone we serve them to asks what they are and where we got them!
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Re: Serendipitous amazingly simple "dinner"...

Postby Karen/NoCA » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:18 pm

Carrie L. wrote:
Karen/NoCA wrote:Picked up La Panzanella garlic crackers last week (love those things) a triple cream brie, and a fig and orange spread. Yum! I've been enjoying two for lunch with a salad of fresh garden tomatoes and baby cukes.


The rosemary ones are our absolute favorite. Everyone we serve them to asks what they are and where we got them!

Thanks Carrie, I have tried the garlic and the original. Garlic was OK, went well with warmed brie and a fig jam. I've seen the rosemary. I love that they came out with the crackers. They are good looking too, really different shape and fit so well with cheese slices. The big flat cracker type is difficult to crack into proper sizes.
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Re: Serendipitous amazingly simple "dinner"...

Postby Jenise » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:13 pm

Carrie L. wrote:
Karen/NoCA wrote:Picked up La Panzanella garlic crackers last week (love those things) a triple cream brie, and a fig and orange spread. Yum! I've been enjoying two for lunch with a salad of fresh garden tomatoes and baby cukes.


The rosemary ones are our absolute favorite. Everyone we serve them to asks what they are and where we got them!


And I favor the fennel ones. They are, however, the hardest to find. Don't know if they sell out quickly, or the stores don't think anyone likes fennel so they don't order them.
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