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  • P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

P. Allen Smith | Grow Together, Go Together; Crudites | PBS

Duration: 01:42
Program: P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
Broadcast Date: May. 17, 2012

Garden and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith shares and easy to prepare recipe to use at your next garden gathering! I love putting together finger foods when having friends over to the house. Their bite-sized portions allow people to mingle or hold a drink without worrying about a plate or utensil. When it comes to finger foods, crudités are a great option. They're traditional French appetizers made from dipping raw vegetables in a sauce or a dip. This particular recipe is quite simple and utilizes three of my favorites from the garden - cherry tomatoes, chives and parsley! Wash 2-3 cups of cherry tomatoes and place them to the side. When planting tomatoes, keep in mind that they'll need at least 8 hours of sun to bring out their best flavors! Next you'll want to chop off the top of a red bell pepper and scoop out the ribbing and seeds. With an electric mixer, blend 1 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of cream cheese together. Once blended, add • 1 teaspoon garlic (or 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder) • 2 tablespoons scallions, chopped • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped and blend well. Scoop this mixture into the hollowed bell pepper and garnish with parsley. Parsley not only complements most dishes, but also makes a great edging in the garden. Finally, just place the pepper on a platter, scatter the cherry tomatoes around the dip on the platter, and let your guests enjoy! To learn more about tasty vegetables and recipes to put them to use, visit bonnie plants dot com.

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Post Date: May 16, 2012