Tomato Toast

For a less complicated seasonal treat I always go back to my wife Angie’s childhood summer lunch of sliced tomatoes on buttered toast. Our house version includes the best-quality rustic country bread we can find and our favorite golden Sicilian extra-virgin olive oil on the heated, crispy toast along with a fresh bright spritz on the thick, ripe tomato slices. With a pinch of sea salt and pepper just before serving, it might not be the best thing since sliced bread, but it could be the best thing to put on it.

By Sandy D'Amato

BLT Flatbread

BLT Flatbread

These flatbreads are a great way to start a party and delicious enough to be the main course. If you don’t eat meat, leave the bacon off and add some slices of roasted eggplant. We precook the bacon in this recipe as the short time spent in the oven is not long enough to cook it. If you prefer, bake these on a baking sheet in a very hot oven (500℉) for about 10 minutes.

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