You can VOTE for this RECIPE HERE.
Five bloggers across Canada were asked by Tre Stelle to create a spring appetizer using their wonderful Canadian feta. I jumped at the opportunity!
After submitting our recipes, they were professionally photographed and the blogger challenge was created. Above is the professionally photographed recipe, below is my own photo. The contest launched on the Tre Stelle facebook page March 1st, 2014 and runs for a month.
The recipe with the most 'likes' on facebook will be published in melt magazine. If you've never seen melt magazine, I highly suggest you look at it HERE. It contains amazing recipes using cheese, great photography and coupons, you can't go wrong. The magazine is published twice a year and available online or free at most grocery stores.
I can't tell you how excited I am to be participating in this contest, I've been grinning ear to ear since I created the recipe back in January.
This recipe has 4 ingredients, that's it 4. It's simple, delicious & fresh.
People ask, how did I even think of this recipe and this was my thought process. Ummmmm...hmmmmm....
i wanted something simple. minimal ingredients but with lots of flavour and freshness.I thought that feta is slightly salty and sweet is a perfect pairing. Feta and watermelon are paired together all the time and I wanted something unique and different, something light and springy. Strawberries and spring go hand in hand sooo..... a jumping off platform.
Balsamic reduction? Why not? It added an extra dimension of flavour. Now I needed something to serve the strawberry feta mixture on, I tried endive leaves and a sliced baguette and did a taste test amongst a friends co-workers. the baguette added a certain chewiness to the mixture. The endive was good but not great - baguette is a winner. There ya go...a new recipe created. Strawberry Feta Bruschetta was born !!
So now I am happily & shamelessly flogging my recipe, a recipe i have since made several times and have to admit I eat up half a baguette and the rest right out of the bowl with a spoon - drooling....
So please take a minute and vote for my recipe HERE.
It's easy, just click the link, click VOTE FOR THIS RECIPE,
enter your name & email address and not only will I thank you from the bottom of my heart but as a bonus, you'll be entered in a weekly contest for a chance to win a $25 food voucher - it's a win win situation!
Thanks for your support!
Strawberry Feta Bruschetta
1 cup 250 mL balsamic vinegar
1 package 454 g fresh strawberries, cut into 1/4" cubes
1/4 cup 110 g Tre Stelle® Feta, crumbled
1 baguette, cut into 24 - 1/2" diagonal slices
Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and bring to boil; reduce heat and allow to simmer uncovered for approximately 10-15 minutes or until mixture reaches the thickness of honey. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Mixture will thicken more upon cooling. Cover and set aside until ready to use.
Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and bake for 5 - 7 minutes until a little crunchy on the outside but still soft in the middle. Do not brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Meanwhile cut strawberries into small pieces and place a small teaspoonful onto each baked baguette slice. Drizzle a small amount of balsamic reduction over the strawberries and sprinkle with Feta Cheese. Serve immediately.
Makes 24 pieces
Printable recipe below
Click HERE to see the latest issue of melt, maybe you'll see my recipe in the spring issue - ya never know :)