Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, January 30, 2009


Has to be the easiest appetizer ever. Hardly anything made, all purchased and just composed. A great variety as well so guests have a choice. Even in my little town on the prairie, I was able to find "good" olives, real Italian salami and mortadella. My only "cooking" was the asparagus which I roasted early in the day and then sprinkled with a balsamic vinaigrette before placing on the platter.
With peppers from a jar and big hunks of Parmesan (which I sprinkled with a 15 year Balsamic vinegar), it was a great appetizer.

The leftovers? What little that was left made a great frittata the next morning. topped off with a shower of Parmesan.


Dana and Daisy said...

Oh Martha I LOVE your house!
thank you for leaving a comment on my blog today. Yes, you are right, the line where ice storms hit and snow storms fall can vary right along the east west line between our two homes. Usually we get snow, but there have been a number of ice storms as well. usually we get a slew of them a few years in a row and then they go away for a few years.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm sorry you all have been having ice storms. I have only been in one in my life that I can remember, and it was terrifying trying to drive. Please be safe.

The antipasti looks wonderful. I love peppers and olives...


Sheila :-)

Le laquet said...

Yum - I love everything on the plate ... your were lucky there were leftovers for the next day. Asparagus everywhere here at the moment - not seasonal BUT who cares, I love it!