Frog Pond Founder, Pam Tinker, shares the many ways that she and her family top their toast throughout the year. Enjoy!
These are variations on Seasonal Toast that we enjoy usually at breakfast time but they are good any time of day. They are child-friendly, Eco-friendly recipes and use locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Take a slice of organic whole wheat or other whole grain bread and toast it. We favor Trader Joe’s Organic whole wheat bread or honey wheat bread from Great Harvest Bread Company.
On the toast top it with the following options depending upon the time of year and what is growing in your garden or is at the Farmer’s Market. Our other favorite for local produce is to buy from Rorer’s Produce on Richmond Highway just past the Holly, Woods and Vines nursery and Thai Restaurant. Kenny Rorer knows how to choose ripe, delicious locally grown produce.
Here is the progression of toast toppings as we go through the growing season:
- Butter the toast then top with sliced strawberries and a pinch of sugar sprinkled on top.
- Butter toast then top with sliced strawberries and blueberries with a pinch of sugar sprinkled on top.
- Butter toast then top with fresh blueberries mixed with a sauce of mashed blueberries that have had a little sugar added to them. This keeps the blueberries in place on the toast.
- Butter toast with fresh peach slices. If tart, sprinkle with a little sugar.
- Toast the bread then add a fresh tomato slice. Top with slices of cheddar cheese. Melt cheese in toaster oven or in broiler. Add salt and fresh ground pepper.
- Butter the toast and top with fresh sliced plums or cherries
- On Toast, add a slice of mozzarella cheese, a slice of heirloom tomato, fresh basil cut in strips, and top with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
- Top toast with thin sliced tart apples, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar. Top with Cheddar or Swiss cheese and melt under the broiler or in toaster oven.
- Top toast with nut butters and honey or jelly.
- On toast add a mixture of nut butter, mixed with honey, sliced almonds, raisins, cranberries, or other dried fruit and nuts of your choice.
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