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Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

By Lemon_sugar
Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

Two quick things today. One is related to the picture above, and one is a story that you must endure to get to the yumminess.

So, first of all, my four year old says the cutest-ever things right now. She's right between that baby-talk and big-kid speak...and she makes up words and misuses words all of the time and it's so stinkin' adorable that I can't even stand it. For instance, instead of "accident," she says "ax-ca-dent." Like, "Sorry, Mommy, but it was just an ax-ca-dent." How could I possibly be mad at that?


She also replaces "never" with "ever-not." Like the other day, at our local amusement park, she was trying to say that she would "never ride that ride again!" Instead, she said "I'm ever-not riding that again, Momma!"

SOOOOOO. Cute. Times infinity.

Oh, and Popsicle? She calls them Potsipples. Yes, my sweet Mia. You can have all of the pot-sipples you want. Because you're adorable.

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

I work from home, folks. I can't bore work-people with stories about my kids, so I have to tell you. You're my work people.

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta
I also feel the need to fill in some space here with stories about my kids because really, this recipe is so quick, easy and delicious that there just isn't much to say about it.

This bruschetta is kind of like Italian salsa. I have to ask that you make it with homegrown tomatoes, and if you don't have any, find some! Buy them from a Farmer's Market, or a roadside stand, but find some good, juicy, red tomatoes.

Fresh basil is the most important flavor in the whole dish. It just takes a few leaves, so while you're at the Farmer's Market, grab a bunch of it. Besides that, you'll just need a big, soft baguette and a nice, crisp onion.

I like to toast my baguette in olive oil, but it does have a much lower smoke-point than most oils, so a canola oil (or even butter) would be an acceptable substitute. If you don't want to toast them on the stovetop, you can throw them under the broiler in the oven, or even just toss them in the toaster...minus the oil, of course.

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

This is seriously one of my favorite go-to dishes in the summertime. It takes just a few minutes to make, and it really uses those summertime flavors. I hope you give it a try! Enjoy!

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Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

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