There may be snow on the ground but yesterday was the first day of spring. In the spirit of spring, it’s time for tapas. Whether you want to gather a big crowd or just a few friends, spend a relaxing evening nibbling and sipping.
Here are a few ideas for nibbling:
Speaking of crostini … try my Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Crostini or Asparagus Crostini with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto & Goat Cheese.
And for sipping?
There is always your favorite wine but how about something sparkly?
Berry Berry Fizz
Makes enough blackberry for 8 cocktails
About 2 pounds frozen blackberries, thawed but very cold
Chilled Prosecco sparkling wine
Puree the blackberries in a blender until very smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard the seeds. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve: pour about 1 ounce blackberry puree into a champagne flute, add 1-2 tablespoons Framboise and top with Prosecco. Serve immediately.
And if all this seems like too much cooking, baking and mixing … turn it a Tapas Potluck. Let everyone bring a dish, bottle of wine or cocktail.
Happy Spring and have a lovely weekend! Bon appétit!
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© Susan W. Nye, 2014