Boy am I glad this was such an easy "recipe" week. I have spent much of my free time attempting to learn how to extract all those photos OFF my iphone, onto a new flickr account, and testing other options. I have not felt this clueless in a long time :)
Luckily, this week's selection was quick, simple and yes- tasty. Ironically, my younger son and I are currently limiting carbs so the two "dieters" in the house were not the ones who taste tested the dieter's tartine !
My husband thought it was a nice combo but reminded me he does not like his bread toasted. Strange, but true and I wish I had this issue. My older son also enjoyed it but would have preferred goat cheese instead of the cottage cheese/sour cream combo used. Overall, it was a nice treat and I did get to crack open the Herbs de Provence I brought back from France. Of course I liked it- it took 3 minutes to make.......
Below is a link to the flickr page (are they "pages" ???) where I hope anyone who is interested will easily be able to see some photos from our trip. Nothing fancy is used camera wise, just a Nikon Coolpix (and my iphone when the battery runs out.....) by both Nana and I. While these are only fun travel memories that allow us to transport back in time, I do take a TON and had over 2000 digitals to sort through. I narrowed it down to a few hundred, grouped by Château or town, and hopefully these "few" will give a flavor of what a wonderful place the Loire Valley in July is. You will be shocked at how few people are in the Châteaus- we were and enjoyed it all the more !
This week's choice should not even have been called a recipe, it is so simple to prepare. Actually, one of my favorite combinations- especially for breakfast- is toast with cottage cheese. I loved the addition of the sour cream to the cottage cheese. It gives it another flavor entirely.
The topping of cucumbers and tomatoes sprinkled with chives really added another dimension to this great little tartine. Rather than using Herbs de Provence, I added a special spice that Tricia gave me from the "Zoe's Kitchen" restaurant and it was wonderful.
After enjoying such a delicious, healthy tartine, I could not resist finishing with a delectable cheese danish. And no, I did not eat the whole danish.
Happy French Friday ~