Burrata and Arugula Garlic Toast

I have made this easy dish for appetizers and also served along with pasta or a soup. I haven’t met anyone that eats this that doesn’t like it. You can add pine nuts for an extra texture to the arugula or drizzle over with glazed balsamic vinegar.


Burrata and Arugula Garlic Toast

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • One french baguette (sliced diagonally, about 10 pieces)
  • 4 – 6 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 4-  6 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1 container burrata (2 balls)
  • 1 – 2 large handful organic arugula
  • 1 – 2 tbsp high quality olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Melt butter and add garlic (stir well)
  • Brush mixture on each piece of bread and place in oven until toasted (about 5-10 minutes)
  • Remove from oven and place on a platter
  • Section out burrata into 10 servings and place on each piece of bread
  • In a bowl, mix arugula with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper
  • Place arugula on top of each piece
  • Ready to serve!


Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Chives

I love mashed potatoes but I don’t eat them often. While taking the class on pumpkin and pork stew, our teacher taught us this very simple recipe for amazing potatoes. I think I’ll make these for thanksgiving this year!

Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Chives

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3 pounds of Golden Yukon potatoes
  • 8 oz of heavy cream
  • 4 oz of milk
  • 20 pieces of garlic (pealed)
  • 1 tablespoons of chopped fine chives
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 sprig of thyme


  • In a sauce pan, simmer the milk, cream, thyme and garlic pieces for 45 minutes until the garlic is soft. Mash the garlic into small pieces or push them through a wire strainer and add butter and a pinch of salt.
  • In a steam pot add potatoes and steam until soft (about 20 – 25 minutes). Steaming will make the potatoes less watery and fluffy.
  • Remove potatoes and push through a ricer into a bowl. (this is important)
  • Add the milk mixture and blend well.
  • Add chives and mix thoroughly
  • Add more salt or milk if needed for taste and consistency