Feta, Honey and Date Spread
In a serving bowl gently stir together feta, almonds, dates, olives, and lemon peel. In a small microwave-safe bowl combine honey and cayenne. Warm in microwave for 15 seconds. Drizzle over spread; fold gently to combine. Serve with pita bread.Advertisement
To toast whole nuts or large pieces, spread them in a shallow pan. Bake them in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice. Toast coconut in the same way, but watch it closely to avoid burning it. Toast finely chopped or ground nuts or sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat. Stir often so they don't burn.
Thyme-Flecked Pita Crisps
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut each pita round into 8 wedges. Separate wedges. In a large bowl toss pita wedges with olive oil, thyme, and salt until evenly coated. Spread wedges on two baking sheets. Bake 8 minutes or until crisp.Advertisement