Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ina Ina Ina~

I heard about this recipe and luckily I found it at Martha's..A different Martha:) But much the same for decorating and recipes etc:)
It is so good! Just as expected..but better..

La Recette..and Thank You Martha~:)

Sweet Pepper and Gorgonzola Bruschetta
from Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

Good olive oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into thin strips
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced into thin strips
1/2 t. sugar
1 T. capers, drained
2 T. julienned fresh basil leaves
Kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
3 ounces creamy Gorgonzola (or other blue cheese) at room temperature (see note)

Preheat the oven to 375.

Heat 2 T. of olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium high heat. Add the peppers and cook until soft, about 12 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the sugar and continue cooking for 2 more minutes. Stir in the capers and basil, and season to taste, with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Slice the baguette crosswise into 18 thin round slices. Brush the bread rounds lightly with olive oil on 1 side. Arrange them in rows, oil side up, on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and toast in the oven until lightly browned, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Top each toast round with a teaspoonful of the pepper mixture. Place 2 small pieces of Gorgonzola on top. Return the toast to the oven for 1 to 2 minutes and warm through. Serve immediately.

It's so good I am making it again this week~



  1. I don't think I've ever met an Ina recipe I didn't like! These look wonderful, Monique.

  2. You need to make Ina's recipe for her outrageous brownies!!!! They are to die for, everyone always wants my recipe when I make them!!! Actually all her recipes are fantastic. I think what I like the most is the fact that they work and are easy to follow.
    Your photos are fabulous, that's what makes me hungry every time I visit!!!!
    Margaret B

  3. These look delightful! Gorgonzola would lend them a wonderful flavor.
    I concur, with The French Bear, the Outrageous Brownies are to die for!

  4. Thanks for the tip! I will surely try them~

  5. The colors of fall on a baguette slice! I love the sound of all the ingredients together. Ina's recipe and your photography are a wonderful duet!

  6. These look wonderful, the colours are so Fall looking.This looks like a keeper in my recipe book. Thanks for posting the recipe and gorgeous photographs.

  7. Another gorgeous post! I don't know Ina's books, but if they're like this post then I have to find them!

    I saw your question on my blog--the last post I made (for public view) was the one about the award from Lizzie. Any others were published by mistake when I was trying to get them saved so that they'll post automatically when I'm gone. We're leaving tomorrow for Japan! Two weeks! And guess what you'll be seeing while I'm gone??? Lemon pots, ...etc. Sorry for the problems--It kept publishing them instead of scheduling them. Pooh!

  8. They look lovely M...These are very good I have made them...of course yours look particularly beautiful!
    Lori is correct...it is a rare Ina recipe that does not speak to me as well!

  9. YUMMY! I want one right now!

  10. Nous aussi, on adore les bruschetta, lorsque l'on est à deux le soir, dans la cuisine, on se fait nos propres bruschetta, un vrai délice !

  11. Pas trop de bruschette à Venise mais des cichetti... alors je te pique cette bruschetta, comme ça, au lieu de penser que je suis en France, je vais me croire en Toscane!

  12. C'est tout à fait mon genre et ça a l'air délicieux!

  13. Miam ! miam ! des tartines pleines de couleurs et de saveurs ! moi, je n'en fais qu'une bouchée :)

  14. Oh! These crostinis look delicious...great for an entertainment party...will give a try next time :-)

  15. What would we do without Ina? She never lets us down. Lovely photos too.scouthu

  16. oh



    someone get me some bread.

  17. Les recettes d'Ina sont tellement bonnes. Tout à fait délicieux.

  18. OOOOOh, I can just imagine how good that tastes. Beautiful photos.

  19. i just marvel day in and day out and your fab little creations...

  20. M...I'm wondering how well these would go over at my Jewelry show? Would they be good sitting out for a while...as people come and go for a few hours. I have "girl food" snacks placed here and there so no one needs a plate... Just a look at jewels and taste the snacks atmosphere...What do you think? They look fab!, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  21. Monique --

    Thanks for the kind words --

    your pictures are certainly better than mine! And I didn't realize but it is perfect for fall for it is the colors of fall on a piece of bread!

    But it is a good recipe and I'm glad you enjoyed it -- I truly have never prepared an Ina recipe that we didn't like.

  22. your title made me smile. 'Ina' is what my husband calls me!

    The bite looks lovely. Simple things are always the best aren't they? Your photos are brilliant as always! :))

  23. ça, ça ressemble à de la cuisine de chez nous ! ;o)On est tout près de l'Italie ...

  24. tastey looking!! easy for some quick lunch|!!

    thanks for sharing Martha's blog!!

    oh by the way i'm bash from Make Room for Living ..Madame Sucre is my new dessert studio blog .. hope to see ya there :)

  25. Zurin I am not surprised hubby calls you Ina:)What a compliment!MMe Sucre..I'll go peek..

    Kathy..They would be great anytime..but if you are hosting a big group..for your sale.. maybe stick to smaller? w/ no concern of peppers falling off the bread? With no plate? We had them with Turkey noodle soup again last night and we rave w/ each other:)And maybe not even heating up anything?You'll be great I am certain:) it's here sooner than you thought!!! the 22nd? What time shall I be there?:)

    Have a wonderful day everyone~

  26. As always your photography is beautiful! These sound delish.

  27. I need bread! Stat! I have everything else. Ohhh how can I possible resist?

  28. Oh! How gorgeous that is - and you said one of my favorite words: gorgonzola. And thank you for reminding me to look at Martha's blog!

  29. Çà me plaît beaucoup ce type de bouchée, un mélange sûrement des plus savoureux et la couleur nous met en appétit. Merci du partage.

    Passez une belle journée.
    Josée xx

  30. Beautiful enticing photographs.. so simple, so mouthwatering!