Blueberry Peach Basil Crostini

Liza MacLeod
You have to try this recipe for a Blueberry Peach Basil Crostini. Super easy and totally amazing!  We love Summertime and our Blueberry Aged Balsamic with Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil is just the thing for a snack!  Just add a little Mint for a twist!


  • 1 container of ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Basil Olive Oil
  • 1 long baguette
  • softened butter
  • 2 peaches or nectarines (sliced thin)
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves (for garnish)
  • Blueberry Balsamic (for drizzling)
  • Fresh blueberries (for garnish)


  1. In a mixing bowl combine the ricotta, lemon juice, and basil olive oil. Set aside. 
  2. Preheat grill over medium heat. Slice baguette slices, butter one side. Grill each piece until warmed-through and slightly crisp with grill marks
  3. Spread the ricotta over the grilled baguette slices, top with peach wedges, mint, fresh blueberries, and drizzle with the balsamic glaze. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Summer Grilling with Surf and Turf

Beth MacLeod

Grilling is all about fast, easy flavor and there’s nothing quicker than this surf and turf combo of steak tips and shrimp – perfect for any summer night!

Herb Marinated Steak Tips


  • 1/4 cup Tuscan Herb Olive Oil 
  • 1/4 cup Neapolitan Herb Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 lbs. steak tips


Combine olive oil and vinegar.  Place steak in plastic bag or glass container, pour marinade over and toss to coat.  Marinate for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.  Grill to preferred doneness.

Basil & Garlic Marinated Shrimp

  • 1/4 cup Basil Infused Olive Oil 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 pound 16/20 shrimp, peeled and deveined


Combine first three ingredients.  Place shrimp in shallow glass container and add marinade, toss to coat. Allow to marinate 30 minutes, turning once during that time.  Thread shrimp on to skewers and grill over medium-high heat, 2 minutes per side.

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