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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Bruschetta & Limoncello : July Recipes to Rival

To my Fellow Recipes to Rivalers,
i skipped last month due to budgetary and time contraints. but i am back again to participate. this month's challenge is brought to you by Lauren of Fried Pickles and Ice Cream. we went to Italy: Bruschetta and Limoncello. it's a perfect summer meal: slices of crunchy garlic bread topped with cool diced tomato and olive oil concoction. the limoncello is a palate cleanser, usually drunk after dinner or added in something sweet like semifreddo.

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i added chopped green peppers to my bruschetta, i had half of one leftover and i didn't want it to go to waste. the limoncello was more like an experiment for me. it initially smelled like rubbing alcohol and the end result, prior to the simple syrup being added, looked rather unappetizing with it's neon yellow hue. however, once the syrup was added, the yellow became a lovely buttercup shade, but cloudy. the taste was still strong but Nuria thought it was great. i'd add it as a splash with some seltzer water or clear soda.

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have a great August,
Angry Asian

22 comments:

  1. yum! The limoncello looks delicious with the strawberries. Great job this month!

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  2. That little cocktail looks delicious, and I love the glass that you used.

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  3. great job! thanks for participating this month :) i love the picture with the strawberries!!

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  4. This sounds good with the green peppers

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  5. What I enjoy about the bruschetta is that you make it sound like no big deal---just chop up that leftover pepper and a tomato and throw in some olive oil. That is exactly what I need in my life lately: simple.

    (And something lemony to drink wouldn't hurt either.)

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  6. I would be ecstatic w/ either of those (preferably both!) right now. They both look great!

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  7. your bruschetta looks wonderful, I love how summery and refreshing it looks. Well done!

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  8. i can eat brushetta all day long - and with your limoncello...perfect!

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  9. Looks like a perfect summer meal indeed. Great tip on adding Limoncello (love the stuff!) to semifreddo, by the way. I always look for ways to booze up my food. hehe

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  10. Beautiful pictures. The bruschetta looks fantastic.

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  11. I just made a Blueberry Limoncello Cooler: http://twitpic.com/cp5f4

    Pretty damn good! :D Enjoy!


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  12. the color of your limoncello is delicious and I think the strawberry would be a great pairing.

    How was the green pepper on the brushetta? I had considered adding onions myself.

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  13. i'm loving the cocktail! i'll have to do this one with cello i have in the cabinet.

    xoxo-

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  14. Wow. When I read the title of this post my first thought was "how did she make bruschetta with limoncello?"

    LOL

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  15. heather b, thank you! the strawberries added a bit of a kick to the limoncello, for me, offsetting the slight alcohol taste.

    madam chow, thank you! it's actually a shot glass and i tried to get my roommate to take it after i took pix. she wouldn't do it. it was too early in the AM. :)

    Lauren, thank you hosting, loved the challenge!

    GarlicBoss, the green peppers added just a bit of crunch and a hint of bitterness which is why i love it.

    Shannalee, i find recipes like this one to be great because it's flexible enough to add randoms of the fridge without completely losing its identity.

    Elle, thank you! the italians know how to whip up lovely evening fare, don't they? :)

    Sara, thank you. that's exactly how it was, refreshing and summer-y!

    Kiss my spatula, i could too! and i'd play around with the chopped sizes of the tomatoes and really, it's not something that one could really get full off of, right? i guess i could try to find out...

    Leela, i think booze in food is such a wonderful and underused tip. i have an entire bottle of limoncello to use up for a year, i have every intention of using it my cooking, other than semifreddo.

    Lori, thank you so you much, perfect colors of summer to take pix of!

    Hemang, thank you! your blueberry limoncello looks wonderful.

    Temperance, the green peppers added crunch and just a smidge of bitterness to the mix, loved it! :)

    kelcy, lush. <3 you.

    Maris, now that's a thought! hmmm...

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  16. You take such beautiful pictures!!! The green pepper sounds like a great addition to the bruschetta. I love the glass you used for the limoncello, and totally agree about the rubbing alcohol prior to the syrup.

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  17. debyi, thank you so much, you are too kind. the green peppers certainly added a bit more crunch and such a distinct flavor to the bruchetta.

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  18. debyi, thank you so much, you are too kind. the green peppers certainly added a bit more crunch and such a distinct flavor to the bruchetta.

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  19. heather b, thank you! the strawberries added a bit of a kick to the limoncello, for me, offsetting the slight alcohol taste.

    madam chow, thank you! it's actually a shot glass and i tried to get my roommate to take it after i took pix. she wouldn't do it. it was too early in the AM. :)

    Lauren, thank you hosting, loved the challenge!

    GarlicBoss, the green peppers added just a bit of crunch and a hint of bitterness which is why i love it.

    Shannalee, i find recipes like this one to be great because it's flexible enough to add randoms of the fridge without completely losing its identity.

    Elle, thank you! the italians know how to whip up lovely evening fare, don't they? :)

    Sara, thank you. that's exactly how it was, refreshing and summer-y!

    Kiss my spatula, i could too! and i'd play around with the chopped sizes of the tomatoes and really, it's not something that one could really get full off of, right? i guess i could try to find out...

    Leela, i think booze in food is such a wonderful and underused tip. i have an entire bottle of limoncello to use up for a year, i have every intention of using it my cooking, other than semifreddo.

    Lori, thank you so you much, perfect colors of summer to take pix of!

    Hemang, thank you! your blueberry limoncello looks wonderful.

    Temperance, the green peppers added crunch and just a smidge of bitterness to the mix, loved it! :)

    kelcy, lush. <3 you.

    Maris, now that's a thought! hmmm...

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  20. great job! thanks for participating this month :) i love the picture with the strawberries!!

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  21. That little cocktail looks delicious, and I love the glass that you used.

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  22. Beautiful pictures. The bruschetta looks fantastic.

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