"Mangia che ti passa"

"Mangia che ti passa" - Eat and it will be over, you'll feel better

Perfect for after a long day!

Bruschetta - (Italian pronunciation: is a food the origin of which dates to at least the 15th century from central Italy. It consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Variations may include toppings of spicy red pepper, tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, and/or cheese; the most popular American recipe involves basil, fresh mozzarella, and tomato. Bruschetta is usually served as a snack or appetizer. In Italy, Bruschetta is often prepared using a brustolina grill. In Tuscany, bruschetta is called fettunta, meaning "oiled slice". In the Abruzzo region of Italy a variation of bruschetta called ventricina is served. Raw pork products and spices encased in pig vesicles are aged and the paste spread on open slices of bread which are sometimes grilled.

There is the lesson on Bruschetta...

So guess what we enjoyed tonight?...

In the movie 'Julie & Julia' there was a scene with a pan of olive oil toasting up some fresh french bread... Since we saw the movie, on Tuesday , I've been wanting to cook this same thing and cover it with some yummy

So tonight I did just that and followed it with some Bertolli bow ties, mixed with a red sauce and chunks of Italian sausage.

It was again, an easy meal. Which is always pleasant. Not a lot of dishes especially since I cheated and pulled out some paper plates... excuse the photos, you can only make pictures look so good when your taking photos of paper plates, and a camera phone... but look at the food thats what counts!

So here is how I made the Bruschetta: (bare with me this is my first recipe written)

- Seeded 4 tomatoes and chopped them up (I like the big ones on the vine)
- Half an Red onion chopped finely
- Fresh Basil cut from my herb garden (I should blog about that)
take the leaves and roll them up length ways then cut thinly up
2 cloves minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
Throw it all in a bowl, mix it around and leave it to chill for a little while, so that all those flavors fuse together.

The bread: (this was simple)
baguette cut up to 1/2 inch slices, then drizzled with olive oil, thrown in a warm non-stick frying pan until nice and toasty.

I hope you make this sometime and "Mangia che ti passa"!

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