Saturday
May282016

French Snacks For The French Open (Yum!)

 If one must be elsewhere, instead of in Paris, for the French Open at Roland Garros, why not channel the spirit of Roland Garros a with a little fine French fare? And no waiting in the long lines! 

This post is about Tartines because there's a tartine appropriate for every meal (and any timezone for we who are slaves to live tennis). 

What is a Tartine? 

Definition: (from dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tartine?s=t)

1.  a fancy French open-faced sandwich topped with spreadable ingredients.

2.  a piece of bread spread with butter, jam, etc.

It looks something like this:

The “Recipe”:

At the bottom of this post, I link to a few good recipes and to lists of many more yummy-looking tartine recipes.  But first I will outline the basics of what makes up a tartine.  Choose your favorite ingredients and make these your own! 

  •   Sliced Bread: suggested: Baguette, French Bread, or Sourdough bread
  •   Something spreadable: suggested: a soft cheese or hummus
  •   A soft or crispy protein: suggested: smoked salmon, tuna, sadines, bacon bits, or ham
  •   A vegetable: suggested: mushroom, cucumber, spinach, kale, asparagus, tomato, or beet)
  •   Fruit: suggested: apple, peach, raspberry or blueberry
  •   Seasoning: suggested: chives, onions, scallions,

Good news, these can be served hot or cold!

More Tartine Inspirations:

Smoked Salmon and Egg Salad

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/smoked-salmon-and-egg-salad-tartines-recipe/index.html

Pear, Bacon & Cheese

http://www.goodfoodstories.com/2011/01/05/petite-tartines/

Mushroom, Spinach & Garlic spread

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/portobello-mushroom-and-spinach-tartines-with-roasted-garlic-spread/

Beet & Goat Cheese

http://lardonmyfrench.blogspot.com/2011/02/tartine-tuesday-honey-drizzled-beets.html

Mushroom, Tomato & Cheddar

http://laurasbestrecipes.com/2009/10/shitake-mushroom-tartines-with-cheddar-fondue.html

And Many More!

http://www.yummly.com/recipes/vegetable-tartine

http://www.foodnetwork.com/search/delegate.do?fnSearchString=tartine&fnSearchType=site

http://www.epicurious.com/tools/searchresults?search=tartine&x=0&y=0

 Happy Snacking!

 

Friday
May062016

ROME: WTA Bracket Challenge Open Now!

Saturday
Apr302016

MADRID!

Surprise... Madrid is here!

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Friday
Apr082016

Monte Carlo!

We've decided to add to our planned bracket schedule with the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters!  It's a big one - lots of points for our dedicated bracket challenge players - so stay tuned for the four quadrant draw soon.  Why wait to sign up though - do it now!

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Saturday
Mar262016

It's here: MIAMI!

Miami!  We're starting in the Fourth Round, when it's getting reallllly exciting!

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