Roasted Grape Tapenade

“Briny & sweet… rich flavors come easy with this. THE perfect thing for your next wine & cheese platter”   

I love a good oil & vinegar with bread and wine… Ooo YUM! In fact, it’s one of the few times I really want bread. Now days we have oil & vinegar shops with a million barrels & flavors. If you like buying flavored oil, incorporate it in this. A Rosemary oil is obvious, but you could try other too. I used regular olive oil to show that you don’t have to buy the pricier oils to enjoy some rich flavors. 
This recipe may not take the place of of simple oil and vinegar but it will be something to serve in the same vein. I bet you have at least one in the crowd who’s never tried it.

Grapes are such a gift, easy to eat, a burst of flavor and no packaging needed. Roasting any fruit or vegetable brings out the natural sugars  and that’s what we’re doing with these grapes.

20150208_173954Add (1) part grapes (seedless & cut in half) to (1) part pitted kalamata olives also cut in half. Add a slight dusting of salt (remember the olives are already there) cover generously with olive oil and add some chopped fresh rosemary (dried if you don’t have fresh also works).  Put in a hot 400 degree oven and roast away till all are soft and the juice is starting to bubble up.

That’s it. Now just serve in a small dish with some warm crusty bread… Top & Enjoy. Remember- Be thrifty in life, but don’t skimp on your food! ~kk



About kimberly kelly

I have been in media my whole life, a decade of Morning Radio Shows & a decade of Hosting Television Shows both cable & affiliate. Food is a passion & after sharing this BLOG with viewers... it kinda' grew a life of it's own. Nothing fancy t's just me - sharing what generation(s) in my family & friends & those in travels along the way shared. Food is an expression of ones self and a humble offering to loved ones. One of the best expressions of love. You get "One Trip"... skimp on the material things in life, food is your lifeline though -never skimp on your food! Food can be a positive affect on your health, but also the power to make one feel love. I hope I can show you some of both. Growing & cooking outdoors, is a reminder where our food should come... the ground & not just a shelf.
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