Tuesday, June 5, 2012

T@t{summer}T: Appetizers by the Sea

As I mentioned in my prior post, I was visiting with wonderful relatives along the Oregon coast this past weekend and the subject of food came up a lot.  Of course you can imagine how that didn't bother me one bit.  From making my mother's stuffed meatloaf (a surprise for me!) to my youngest cousin making a spectacular pie crust for Apple Galette, we talked of favorite foods of our own, foods we feed our families, and prior meals shared with others.  On Saturday afternoon we even went on a quest for freshly caught Dungeness Crab to have as a component of our Saturday dinner.  After the quest we enjoyed appetizers out on the deck overlooking the beach.

It was a bit windy but the sun peeking through the clouds kept us warm for the hour that we sat outside, discussing our day, soaking up the sea air and enjoying each other's company.  It was heaven.  This branch of my family has always been known for great meals along with interesting discussion which can be challenging but always worthwhile.  

Last night for dinner I made up my own version of the Appetizers by the Sea to attempt to conjure up that Saturday afternoon feeling with flatbread, humus, sugar snap peas, marinated red bell peppers, kalamata olives, cornichons and a lentil cracker.  Not quite the same atmosphere without the family and waves crashing in the background but it was good.  

humus, kalamata olives, sugar snap peas, lentil crackers, marinated
red bell peppers, flatbread and cornichons.  

I'm linking up with Debbie at A Quilter's Table for her Tuesday at the {summer}Table feature - please go visit and link in.  It's not just about food on the table - table talk and anything you sew for the table count too - please join the {summer}fun!

Buon Appetito~


  1. Both look great, but that beach meal sounds and looks amazing!!!

  2. Fun! Love hearing about the meaningful table-talk, as well as the good food. What an awesome view of that app platter, a good glass of wine and the ocean. So lovely! Thanks for sharing, Susan, and of course, thanks for all your encouragement, and for linking up to the {summer} table!