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Grilled Bread with Zucchini, Ricotta and Basil

This makes my mouth water...

Serves 4Hands-On Time: 20mTotal Time: 20m

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2-inch-thick slices country bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 small zucchini (about 2 pounds), thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cup fresh basil, leaves torn
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Brush the bread with 1 tablespoon of the oil and grill until golden and crisp, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to plates.
  2. Grill the zucchini until tender and slightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Toss in a large bowl with the basil, red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the remaining tablespoon of oil.
  3. Top the bread with the zucchini and ricotta.

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and away we go....

we went up north this past weekend with our friends jeremy and angela... we decided to do some EXTREME LEAF PEEPING... it was a great time... lots of beauty up north i tell ya... i'd recommend the drive! where's waldo?
i took this picture from up on a mountain so it's not that clear.. the sun was directly across from us...

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This is not my post but I loved it and thought it was such a helpful tip to those of us that love to cook!  The original link is here: http://www.thekitchn.com/freeze-herbs-in-olive-oil-173648  

Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive OilKITCHEN TIP Do you use your freezer to preserve herbs, vegetables, or fruit? The freezer can be a powerful, overlooked method of preserving. Pesto, strawberry puree, tomato soup — stash them away now for colder times! One of my favorite ingredients, a handful of fresh herbs from the garden, is one of the simplest things to preserve in the freezer, and I just learned a new, better way to freeze herbs: In oil!I noticed a post at The Gardener's Eden (read it here) recommending that you freeze some herbs in oil. Why? Preserving herbs in oil reduces some of the browning and freezer burn that herbs can get in the freezer. It's also a great way to have herbs ready immediately for winter stews, roasts, soups, and potato dishes. These dishes usually c…