Summer seems to just be slipping away — I feel like it used to last forever when I was younger, and now I’m lucky to have maybe 2 of my favorite summer outings a year. Let’s not even talk about all of the adventures I’ve never even had yet (tubing lazily down a river? Yup, have the tubes in my garage but have never made it to a river!).
I was having friends over for a wine tasting over the weekend and wanted to feature foods that were a little more picnic-y because oh hey, picnics are another thing I just never manage to have time for. I’ve seen many a blog/instagram post featuring whipped feta on crostini with some kind of drizzle and some kind of fruit, but that seemed like way too much work when I already feel like my days are compressing into nothing. Instead, I sweetened the feta up just a touch more and served it as a dip. It went over even better as expected, especially because you can have an extra fruity bite without the bread, or an extra crunchy bite by scooping up more almonds. I have to say that when you pre-assemble crostini, the last few end up being the sad ones with hardly any toppings, and maybe someone like me even picked some of the toppings off.
If you’re a magician and can find time to take little adventures, A. I’m jealous — tell me where you’re going! and B. This would be great to snack on in the park. The beach? Probably not so much — who wants sandy feta? I made it a day ahead of time and it turned out fantastic; you’ll just need to let it come to room temp before serving and drizzling with honey.
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