Saturday, November 4, 2017

Balcony, Saturday Recipe

Just had to post this picture of our balcony railings. This is a section I managed to capture through the 2 inches I can open our balcony door.

The final stage is to add smoked glass (Plexiglass, don't know for sure) on the top part.

So busy watching one of my favourite movies, The China Syndrome, that I haven't looked up a recipe. This film stars Jack Lemon, Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas and Wilfred Brimley. Fantastic movie.

Just found this recipe in my cookbook programme. Have had this recipe for years and never noticed it before. Sounds good and easy too. I always have tapenade so all I would need would be the puff pastry.

Proven├žale Tarts

For a fast, fancy edge, use a fluted pastry wheel to cut the puff pastry for these elegant cheese first-
course appetizers.

1 17.3-ounce package frozen puff pastry (1 sheet)
2/3 cup purchased tapenade
16 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 8-ounce package crumbled feta cheese
Fresh herb sprigs (optional)

1. Thaw puff pastry according to package directions. Cut into sixteen 2-1/2-inch squares. Place each square in a 2-1/2-inch muffin cup. Place about 1 teaspoon of the tapenade on each square. Top with two cherry tomato quarters and some of the feta cheese.

2. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden brown. Remove from muffin cups. Garnish with fresh herb sprigs, if desired. Serve warm.

Makes 16 appetizer servings. 32 pieces in all

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Have a great weekend.


  1. Do you know how long it took me to figure out you were 'busy' watching the movie? LOL.

    1. Sorry about that Denise. Not proof reading very well.

    2. Phew!!!

      About half way through Portrait of a Spy at the moment. Busy reading it LOL

  2. Love the movie! Hope it was fun to recall what happened in this film

    1. Me too Birgit but Oh it's such a shame the way it all happened. One just hopes there really was a proper check of everything in the future. They were such a bunch of fatherless children weren't they?

  3. I have my grandma's flutted pastry roller and I love it.

    1. You should look after that Ivy, could be a valuable antique.