For our first travel-inspired Tasty Tuesday of the month, we’re headed down under! I was inspired by this stunning remodeled kitchen in St. Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne. The gray and white color palette and cool concrete floors tug right at my little design heart.


I’m also loving the addition of the warmer toned round wood table paired with those luscious cream Eames chairs. They’re a fun turn in an unexpected design direction when juxtaposed with the industrial stainless steel cabinetry. The combo has me hungry for another interesting twist; this time on a favorite Italian recipe! Ahhh, Australia and Italia, two of my favorite places – off we go!


My love for Italian food starts at the anti-pasti. Bruschetta, {say it with me: brew-sket-ah!} is one of my all time favorites. The garlic and basil pack such a punch of flavor and the crunchy crostini soaks up just enough juicy tomato for a party in your mouth.

Although always a hit, don’t let the classic flavors tie your curious tastebuds down. There are plenty of other combinations of bruschetta toppings out there to try. This goat cheese and lemon combo is right at the top of my list!

Goat Cheese Bruschetta

1 Baguette
2 Cloves of garlic
2 Tomatoes
Goat Cheese
1 Lemon
Fresh tarragon
Oil, Salt + Pepper to taste

Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch slices. Rub the garlic on the bread and dash with olive oil. Put slices of tomato on bread and season with salt and pepper, and squirt of lemon juice. Bake or toast until edges are brown. Add goat cheese as desired and garnish with tarragon.

Sounds like a zingy and delicious summer appetizer, don’t you think? I bet it would go perfectly with a glass of chilled white wine. Who says 4th of July celebrations have to be all hotdogs and hamburgers? I know what I’m making for Thursday now!

image 1 via Home Life // image 2 + recipe via Livet Hemma 

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  1. Oh yum – I want to eat this for breakfast! And thank you for explaining the pronunciation of bruschetta. When I pronounce it that way, no one ever knows what I’m saying. They say, “Oh, bru-shet-ta. You want bru-shet-ta.” If I explained that I wanted bruschetta with goat cheese, they’d really think I’d gone off my rocker — so I’ll just make it instead. Pinning (and drooling) right now!

    1. So true Joy! I guess if you haven’t traveled to Italy you don’t know but the mispronunciation drives me nuts!

  2. Such a wonderful post! Bruschetta could possibly be my favourite food 🙂 Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe!


  3. In love with this kitchen design and the delicious recipe, Erin! Thanks for sharing. The bruschetta has made its way to the top of my list of things to make next week for a party on my roofdeck… this will be perfect. 🙂