Quick and delicious Tomato-Onion-Mozzarella and Garlic Toasts !

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”

A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Tomato, mozzarella and garlic toasts

Ingredients (for 4 toasts):
– 4 rye or potato bread slices
– 100g Mozarella
– 1 tomato
– half a small red onion
– 2 garlic cloves
– 1-2 tbsp olive oil
– salt & pepper

Directions:

1 Preheat the oven to 200C
2 Peel, wash and chop garlic
3 Peel, wash and slice red onion in 3-5mm width slices
4 Slice tomato and mozzarella in 6-8mm width slices
5 Put bread slices on the baking paper
6 Distribute chopped garlic evenly on the bread slices
7 Sprinkle olive oil on the bread slices evenly
8 Put onion slices on the bread slices over the chopped garlic
10 Put tomato slices over the onions slices, sprinkle black pepper and salt!
11 Finally put mozzarella slices over the tomato slices
12 Bake the toasts 10-14 minutes at 200C, serve hot 🙂

Shrimps Toasts !

“An diesem Ort, in Travemünde, dem Ferienparadies, wo ich die unzweifelhaft glücklichsten Tage meines Lebens verbracht habe, Tage und Wochen, deren tiefe Befriedigung und Wunschlosigkeit durch nichts in meinem Leben … zu übertreffen und in Vergessenheit zu bringen war, an diesem Ort gingen das Meer und die Musik in meinem Herzen eine ideelle, eine Gefühlsverbindung für immer ein…”

Thomas Mann


Ingredients (for 12 small toasts):
– 160g small shrimps
– 12 Ciabatta slices
– 12 cabbage slices
– 1/3 lemon
– 2-3 tbsp mayonnaise
– 1/2 tbsp olive oil for cooking shrimps

Method:
1 Slice 12 ciabatta pieces
2 Butter every ciabatta piece with mayonnaise
3 Put a cabbage leave over each piece
4 Fry shrimps until golden and put warm over the cabbage leaves
5 Finely slice a lemon and put the slices over the shrimps
6 Enjoy the toasts with your best friend and a cup of coffee 😉

My Favourite Sandwiches: with Camembert and Cranberry Jam !

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Hans Christian Andersen

Ingredients (for 6 sandwiches):
– 6 Ciabatta slices
– 60g Camembert
– 30ml cranberry jam
– a few miners lettuce leaves

Method:

1 Slice 6 pieces of Ciabatta
2 Slice Camembert
3 Put Camembert slices over Ciabatta slices and sprinkle with cranberry jam
4 Serve for breakfast with miners lettuce leaves and a cup of black coffee !
5 Have a great week !

Broccoli Soup with Cream Cheese Tartines: quick and healthy lunch !

The robb’d that smiles, steals something from the thief;
He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.

William Shakespeare
Broccoli Cream Soup

Soup ingredients (2 servings):
– 1 medium or 2 small broccoli heads
– 4-6 baby potatoes
– 1 small onion
– 400ml vegetable or chicken broth
– 1/2 tsp salt

Tartines ingredients:
– 6-8 pieces of Ciabatta
– 100g cream cheese (e.g. Almette)
– 1/2 bunch chopped chives
– 1/4 tsp black pepper
– 4-8 cherry tomatoes for decoration

Method:
1 Soup:
1.1 Cut the washed broccoli with stalks & the peeled potatoes into 1-2cm cubes
1.2 Chop the onion as well. Yes, I often do this in sunglasses 😉
1.3 Put the vegetables into the boiling broth and cook for 15 minutes at medium heat
1.4 Add salt and blend the soup until smooth
2 Tartines:
2.1 Combine cream cheese with chopped chives and black pepper: mix well
2.2 [Optional] Bake slightly brushed with olive oil Ciabatta slices at 200C for 5-7 minutes. Let them cool down.
2.3 Butter the cheese mixture on the Ciabatta slices
2.4 Decorate with the cherry tomatoes halves
3 Serve and enjoy!

Ciabatta Toasts with Goat Cheese and Figs !

Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

A.A. Milne
Toasts with Goat Cheese and Figs

Ingredients (for 8 toasts):
– 8 slices Ciabatta
– 6-8 ripe figs
– 100g creamy goat cheese
– 1 tbsp olive oil for toasting
– 1/2 tsp black pepper

Serving ingredients:
– 50g corn salad
– a few sprigs chopped green onions
– 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
– 1/2 tbsp chestnut honey

Method:

1 Brush both sides of Ciabatta slices with olive oil
2 Bake oiled Ciabatta slices for 5-7 minutes at 200C on the baking paper, let them cool down
3 Butter the toasts with goat cheese
4 Put the chopped figs over the goat cheese
5 Sprinkle the toasts with black pepper, chopped green onions, balsamic vinegar
6 Serve on the corn salad with a bit of honey !
7 Enjoy ! ☀️ ☀️☀️

Bruschetta with Tomatoes is always a good idea !

Certainly the heart has always something to tell about the future to those who listen to it. But what does the heart know? Scarce a little of what has already happened.

Alessandro Manzoni, The Betrothed
Bruschetta with Tomatoes Recipe

Ingredients (for 8 bruschetta):
– 8 slices Chiabatta
– 10 small ripe tomatoes
– 2 garlic cloves
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
– a few basil leaves
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp black pepper

Serving ingredients:
– 50g corn salad
– 50g grated parmesan

Directions:
1 Preheat the oven to 200C
2 Brush both sides of Ciabatta slices with olive oil
3 Bake oiled Ciabatta slices on the baking paper for 5-7 minutes at 200C
4 Rub one side of each toast with garlic
5 Cut tomatoes into 1cm cubes and drain extra juice
6 Combine tomato cubes with 1/2 tbsp olive oil + 1 tsp balsamic vinegar + 1/2 tsp salt + 1/4 tsp pepper + chopped basil: put the mixture on the toasts!
7 Serve bruschetta with fresh corn salad and grated parmesan
8 Enjoy !

Breakfast French Toasts with Berries and Yogurt !

It was the middle of winter, and the snow-flakes were falling like feathers from the sky, and a queen sat at her window working, and her embroidery-frame was of ebony.

Brothers Grimm
French Toasts with Berries and Yogurt

Ingredients (for 2 servings):
– 6-7 slices of white bread (which makes 12-14 bread triangles)
– 1 egg
– 40g sugar (for soaking toasts) + 1 tablespoon sugar (for frying toasts)
– 200ml milk
– 50ml 33% cream
– 1 teaspoon Vanilla sugar
– 20-50g butter for frying toasts

Serving ingredients (for 2 servings):
– 100g raspberries
– 100g bromberries
– 100g yogurt
– fresh mint leaves

Directions:
1 Whisk an egg with sugar and Vanilla sugar in a large bowl
2 Pour milk and 33% cream to whisked sugar and mix will
3 Slice bread into 1cm thick pieces and half them into triangles
4 Dip bread triangles in the milky mixture both sides for 3 minutes (ideally, use a little dry bread, pain perdu 🥖)
5 Preheat the frying pan, melt some butter and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar
6 Put the bread triangles on the frying pan and fry until golden ~3 minutes each side
7 Serve with fresh berries, yogurt and fresh mint leaves
8 Enjoy with a cup of black coffee and have a great day !

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero

Odes (Horace)

Tomato, Mozzarella and Fresh Basil Sandwiches !

Strange fits of passion have I known:
And I will dare to tell,
But in the Lover’s ear alone,
What once to me befell.

William Wordsworth
Tomato, Mozzarella and Fresh Basil Sandwiches

Ingredients (for 4 open sandwiches):
– 4 slices Ciabatta (yes, Italian bread is essential, otherwise all is lost!)
– 3-4 fresh tomatoes
– 125g Mozarella
– 10g pine nuts
– fresh basil leaves

Directions:
1 Rinse and dry basil leaves
2 Toast a little Ciabatta slices
3 Toast pine nuts until golden (no oil! no butter!)
4 Wash and slice tomatoes
5 Lay on the Ciabatta pieces: basil leaves, mozzarella slices, tomato slices, pine nuts
5 Sprinkle with a few drops of olive oil
6 Enjoy !

Strawberry-Roquefort Sandwich !

After moral poisoning, one requires physical remedies and a bottle of champagne.

Stendhal, The Red and the Black
Strawberry-Roquefort Sandwich

Ingredients (4 small sandwiches):
– 50g Roquefort cheese
– 10 strawberries
– 4 slices of rye bread
– a few sprigs of greens onions

Method:
1 Slice and toast rye bread pieces
2 Wash and chop green onions
3 Wash and slice strawberries
4 Butter Roquefort cheese over the rye bread pieces, put over strawberries pieces & decorate with chopped green onions
5 Enjoy !

Sandwich au Roquefort !

Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English)

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Sandwich au Roquefort Recette

Ingredients (for 2 servings):
– 100g du fromage de Roquefort
– 6 prunes
– 2 large slices of rye bread
– 1 small onion
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 tsp vinegar

Method:
1 Spread the cheese on the rye bread slices with a knife
2 Cut an onion into thin half rings and soak them in olive oil with vinegar for 5 minutes
3 Put the onion half rings over the cheese
4 Put the chopped prunes slices over the onion half rings
5 Serve with a vegetable soup !

Rye-bread tuna sandwiches !

Ce fut le temps sous de clairs ciels…

Paul Verlaine
Rye-bread tuna sandwiches

Ingredients (2 servings):
– 130g canned tuna fish
– 120g Almette or another soft creamy cheese
– 1/2 chopped onion
– 1/2 finely chopped dill bunch
– 1 teaspoon lemon juice
– 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
– pinch of salt & a bit of black pepper
– 6-8 triangle slices of rye bread
– one sprig of green onions for serving

Method:
1 Prepare tuna mixture = tuna fish + cheese + chopped onion + chopped dill + mayonnaise + lemon juice + salt + pepper
2 Cut rye bread into triangle slices and toast them if you prefer them toasted 😉
3 Put the tuna mixture on the slices, enjoy it and have a great Sunday !

Avocado sandwiches for a rainy morning

Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards

Vladimir Nabokov
Avocado Sandwiches Recipe

Ingredients (for 2 servings):
– 2 ripe avocados
– 6 slices of rye bread (it is really tastier with rye bread)
– 125g cream cheese (e.g., Almette)
– 4 sprigs of green onions
– 2 tsp of lemon juice
– 1/3 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp black pepper

Method:
1 Mash avocado pulp in a bowl with salt, pepper, lemon juice and cream cheese
2 Prepare 6 triangle slices of rye bread and toast them
3 Put the avocado mixture on the toasts
4 Serve with chopped green onions and enjoy !

Goat cheese cranberry sandwiches with walnuts for the perfect weekend !

Les paroles d’amour, qui sont toujours les mêmes, prennent le goût des lèvres dont elles sortent.

– Guy de Maupassant
Goat Cheese Cranberry Sandwiches

Ingredients (for 2 servings):
– 4 slices of whole grain rye bread (it’s way tastier with rye bread than with wheat one !)
– 100g soft goat cheese
– 25g dried cranberries
– 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
– 20g miner’s lettuce for serving

Method:
1 Put soft goat cheese on the rye bread slices
2 Put dried cranberries and chopped walnuts over the goat cheese
3 Serve with miner’s lettuce and enjoy it some Sunday morning when spring is about to come and everything is about to change … and with a nice book 😉

Avocado breakfast is always a great idea !

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.

Pablo Neruda
Avocado Toasts

Ingredients (for 2 servings):
– 3 small avocado
– 150g cream cheese (e.g., Almette cheese)
– multigrain bread (at best, home-made but in any case multigrain!)
– 6 cherry tomatoes
– parsley/dill for serving
– 1 tsp salt

Method:
1 Mash avocado pulp, cheese, black pepper and salt
2 Butter avocado-cheese mixture on multigrain bread
3 Decorate with parsley and cherry tomatoes