A Slice of Cherry Pie is a Wonderful Thing


A little bit of Internet research has brought me to one of the top 50 food blogs in the world.  I’m not sure who makes those distinctions, but I will say that “A Slice of Cherry Pie’ is a great food blog worthy of kudos, allocades and probably a huzzah or two. It’s very comprehensive and well written, by a regular person no less. Inspiring photographs are a plus; makes me wish I had Emeril’s patented “Smell-o-Vision.”

The current post involves a leftover turkey recipe that adds cranberry and cheese, similar to my Ultimate Turkey Sandwich.  Instead of my focaccia bread concept, however, Julia Parsons (the cook behind the blog) uses a puff pastry to create a classic ‘parcel’ in miniature. I will have to try it and give you an update.

To check it out yourself, go to A Slice Of Cherry Pie and see food from the UK perspective!  I have provided the link in my blog roll for your convenience.



The Ultimate (Leftover) Turkey Sandwich


Ultimate (Leftover) Turkey Sandwich

A variation of the turkey sandwich from the Chesapeake Bagel Shop, this is a great way to upgrade the inevitable turkey sandwich you will be making the day after Thanksgiving!   Use the focaccia bread (see previous post) for a savory, crunchy base.

For vegetarians (of all types,) as in 75 percent of my household, the sandwich is great without the turkey, too. Vegans can replace the lettuce wih bean sprouts and seasoned / baked tofu for the turkey. My wife just slapped some butter on the focaccia bread, grilled it on a skillet, then added the tomato along with a little Havarti cheese. She loved it. Everyone wins, except maybe the turkey 🙂 but that argument is for someone else’s blog.

Here’s what you do:

Slice about 3 inches of focaccia bread off of the loaf.  Then slice that piece in half, lengthwise forming two planks about a half inch thick or so.

Top the base with:

– shredded lettuce

– slice or two of tomato

– a little red onion slice, spread about

– cheddar cheese

– turkey (ahem…or other meat substitute)

– two or three pieces of crispy bacon (sorry vegans, can anything really replace bacon?)

The Ultimate (Leftover) Turkey Sandwich

Then spread a little cranberry jelly (or relish, even better) on the top plank of focaccia and top off the sandwich.

Viola!  You are ready to enjoy the savory bread, coupled with the sweet taste of the cranberry and the salty taste of the bacon.

Happy eating!