Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Flower and Herb Toasts

Don't you just love spring with the beautiful
flowers breaking through the ground and trees
bursting into fantastical blooms.  Add to that
gorgeous, warm days, and I am in Heaven!

I needed an appetizer for a party for my Craft Group
(one husband calls us "The Overachievers"!)
and I let my spring flowers and herbs be my

The pansies are in bloom, and the Johnny Jump Ups
(little Violas), and the chives, lime thyme and
parsley are all taking off, so I decided to top 
my appetizers with all of these edible garden goodies.

I was teaching a class on making dip mixes, so I
decided to make a spread, using cream cheese with
the dip mix.  This one was super simple with
two teaspoons of Herbs de Provence mixed with
4 oz. of cream cheese.  My Herbs de Provence has
salt in it, so it didn't need any added salt, but if
yours doesn't, add salt to taste.

Butter, or spray with cooking spray, small slices of
baguettes, and toast in the broiler on both sides.  Watch
carefully, so they don't burn.  Spread
with the herbed cream cheese and top with fresh edible
flowers and herbs. 

You could spread them with a pre-mixed
cream cheese too. 

They were beautiful and delicious to eat,
and so easy and fun to prepare.

(Beautiful wooden board was a find
at Home Goods!  It is huge and so fun to use.)

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. So gorgeous! I may try this with my backyard lavender, and rose petals.

  2. What a delightful spring appetizer Jacqueline! Full of spring freshness!

  3. Such a pretty addition to the toasts. I know your craft group loved the pretty creations. Spring has sprung and it is such a joy to use beautiful blossoms from your garden. It's funny how you said one of the husband's calls the group overachievers. That is exactly what my husband says to me.


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