Friday, June 22, 2012

A Toast to Summer

Ah summer! We are two days in now. There are many perks to summer. Number one, summer hours - I am fortunate enough to work at a company that lets us have the Friday afternoons off. Second, the clothes. Living in Toronto doesn't amount to a large closet collection of light, gauzy dresses, shorts, t-shirts, and sandals. Trust me, it is a joy to find and dig out a dress from the bottom of the drawer. Third, the food.

During the hot, muggy days of summer, it is sometimes best to keep things simple. I say find your heat in a different way! Not to worry though, this was just the right amount to tickle your taste buds. Thank you Adam Rapoport of Bon Appétit for the inspiration. (And no, I'm not affiliated with Bon Appétit, or required to write about them. They just happen to arrive at the right time and can see what I deeply desire.) This was the easiest lunch I've ever made.

Avocado Toast
(Adapted from Bon Appétit)

1 loaf of garlic bread
1/2 of an avocado
1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Using your oven, toast the garlic bread.
  2. While the bread is toasting, peel your avocado and cut them into chunks or slices.
  3. Carefully take your toasted garlic bread and lay the avocado on top.
  4. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes.
Adam Rapoport makes his with more finesse. He threw slices of bread on the grill. When they began to char, he took them off and rubbed each side with a cut clove of garlic. Then lay avocado on top, doused them with extra-virgin olive oil, and finished them with sea salt and red pepper flakes.

See? Isn't my way easier?
Here! Here! A toast to the beginning of a wonderful summer!

8 comments:

  1. Oh yum... and you could add a big of bacon crumble too :-)

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  2. che delizia, complimenti! Una ricettina davvero golosa! Buon weekend, un bacio :)

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  3. i love reading bon appetit! Probably my favourite magazine. :D

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  4. SweetThingsTO - That is a GREAT idea!!

    Claudia Annie - I hope the translator did this correctly: Grazie! Spero che hai avuto un buon fine settimana anche!

    CARMENHUNGRY - Same here, best gift I ever bought myself! =)

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  5. Simple and delicious! I definitely need to pick up some garlic bread at the grocery tomorrow...

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  6. Sara, please do! Let me know how you liked it!

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  7. mmmh! love avos. youve got a beautiful blog here, fantastic pictures! I've nominated you for the versatile blogger awards, as your blog continues to impress me. Must try out a few of these goddam gorgeous bites!

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  8. Louise, thank you, thank you, thank you very much!!

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