It is that time of year when everyone seems to be spending more time on the patio or deck enjoying a glass of wine and dining alfresco or what we like to call “Patio Delights.” It certainly is a past time that we enjoy very much. It is also a wonderful opportunity to share appetizers with friends and family.
I had the pleasure of teaching a course at Vom Fas Oils, Vinegars and Spices in Kelowna using their wonderful products. My teaching challenge was to create recipes using whatever Vom Fas Oils, Vinegars and Spices that I wanted – creating a menu for my Patio Delights course was fun!
It went something like this:
“Patio Delights by Urb’n’Spice”
Denise Paré-Watson – Urb’n’Spice Chef/Pastry Chef
Ginger Mint Lemon Iced Tea
Raspberry-Pomegranate Mint Spritzer
Fig, Arugula and Prosciutto Appetizer
“Baked” Herbed Feta (served with garlic-kissed crostini)
Spicy Star Apple Balsamic Chicken Bites and dipping sauce
Quince Balsamic Vanilla Bean Sabayon with Seasonal Fruit and Berries