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Grand Opening – Gary Francis Fine Art

24 Sep

Friends and family!
I would like to take a moment and invite you all to the grand opening night of Gary Francis Fine Art – right here in Alameda! Yours truly will be serving light bites. Some of which I have already shared on this blog! Plus some more amazing appetizers too! Come on by and check it out.

October 11th – 6-9pm
1419e Park Street, Alameda, California 94501

Below are some of the pieces that will be shown.

Art1 Art2 Art3 Art4
I am so excited for this event! Not only do I love Gary’s art (my entire living room has his art work in it), but this will be my first event that I will be providing food for.

Come on by – look at some great art and eat some tasty food… support your local businesses!

Thank you!!


Appetizers Galore

11 Sep

I love making appetizers… a lot of appetizers. I love the variety and the fun you can have with appetizers. Most of the ones I like to make are pretty simple, but pack a lot of flavor. The bites below are some of my favorites…

Crab, sun dried tomato and dill cracker bites… Image
Fresh Summer Rolls…
One of my favorites… Lemon Blackberry Vodka Gelees (recipe)Image
Too many appetizers to name here – you get the idea :)Image
Another fan favorite – Goat Cheese stuffed Cherry Tomatoes. Just cut off the top and a little bit of the bottom, scoop out the insides and then fill with herbed goat cheese and drizzle a little balsamic vinegar and boom! You’ve got yourself a fantastic, easy appetizer.

The sandwich wraps are also pretty easy. Take a lavash wrap, use your favorite kind of spread. I used some plain goat cheese, avocado and fresh herbs, butter lettuce, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts and some salt and pepper. Image
These are also tasty little things too. Also, very simple… not much to look at – but I know I can improve on that. Next time!

Anywho… these are watermelon, prosciutto and manchego cheese bites! Maybe something green or more colorful on them next time? Cilantro? Chiffonade of some sage? Or maybe instead a drizzle of basil oil? So many choices!! Image
I am going to make these next – Cranberry-Pecan Cheese Wafers!Image
I will let you all know how these turn out. Until next time… have a wonderful night. Oh yeah, happy hump day.

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