Friday, May 31, 2013

Focusing on Life :: Foodie

This week Sally asked us to focus on food for our Focusing on Life prompt. Well alrighty then. I can do that!

A comfort food to me is a lazy weekend lunch of bread and toppings. An open-faced sandwich if you will. Growing up; it was a staple. You can find this in pretty much any Scandinavian kitchen. My Norwegian friends call it a smørbrød, and if you're Swedish you might call it a 'cold table' or smörgåsbord. I just call it delicious.

So a favorite for me is to slice a few pieces of a fresh Italian bread, some greens (I prefer arugula with its slightly peppery flavor), a few slices of cheese and a little kick with jelly. I LOVE chili jelly. And a good friend of mine makes some pretty amazing homemade stuff. On my table is a little from her farm called The Land of Nod in Canaan CT (just in case you're in the neighborhood and can stop by).. it's worth it.  

8 comments:

BeadedTail said...

That's a combination I've never heard of before! My hubby loves chili jelly too but I don't think I've ever tried it. I must change this! :)

Islandgirl said...

NOt really into jelly but I do like arugala lettuce and crusty italian bread. If you checked my blog earlier I had it set up to post and forgot to update it before we went out... today was the first really hot day this spring!

Kashmira said...

This reminds me of our lunch in Burlingame for some reason :)

CraftyHope said...

That sounds really yummy. . .and so simple! I'm not sure how the jelly works in, but it sounds delicious.

Janet Bocciardi said...

I'd love that lunch! I love the way Europeans eat breakfast/lunch - cold cuts, good bread and salads. Count me in!

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for linking your post to the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Magic Love Crow said...

I am hungry ;o) This looks delicious ;o)

Miss Val's Creations said...

This looks like a delicious lunch! Chili jelly sounds intriguing!

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