My ideal way to start a great meal is a sprawling #mezze with lots of different tastes, colors, and textures. These are some ideas for simple #breads, #pickles, #cheeses, and #salads sure to spark up an appetite.

Unsurprisingly, we never hurry a recipe at Lemons & Time, but there’s no reason to overcomplicate perfection either.

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Pickled Pimento Cheese recipe by Lemons And Time
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Pickled Pimento Cheese

Probably the greatest contribution Anglos have ever made to cuisine, Pimento Cheese is a kitchen staple in the Deep South.
Green Tomato, Bacon, Cheddar Tart Recipe
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Green Tomato, Bacon & Cheddar Tart

“I wonder how many people don't get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to be with.” ― Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Cuban Bread soft crumb interior
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Cuban Bread

Crusty on the outside, with a soft crumb, this is my favorite white bread, perfect for meats and cheeses. You can't make a real Cuban Sandwich without some.
Molasses cured pork pies in hot water pastry crust
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Molasses Pork Pies

Molasses-cured pork loin and gravy inside a flaky, sage-scented pie crust is totally worth a little time and effort.
Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe from scratch
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Buttermilk Biscuits

There seems to be a lot of confusion in America these days. Of course, I'm talking about the correct way to make a fluffy, flaky buttermilk biscuit!
Sweet Potato Biscuit Recipe by Lemons and Time
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Sweet Potato Biscuits

These little orange clouds of goodness are easy to make in a flash and are not your typical biscuit recipe. There's a vegan version too.
Step 5 Prepare Kimchi
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Use this recipe to preserve anything the Korean kimchi way. Just make sure to get the right kind of salt!
Instapot Yogurt recipe from Lemons & Time
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Ricotta Cheese

Smooth, rich, and tangy, this homemade ricotta cheese is so much better than storebought, it is like an entirely different product. You can hang it in cheesecloth until creamy or leave to intensify in flavor a little longer so it crumbles like feta.
Step 4 Instapot Yogurt recipe from Lemon & Time
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Instapot Yogurt

Making yogurt from fresh milk is an ancient preservation technique because milk fermented in this way will keep for at least 5 times longer. Try it along with Grilled Flatbread and Marinated Olive Salad, mixed with tahini and cucumbers, or in traditional Indian riata.
Marinated Olive Salad Recipe from Lemon & Time

Marinated Olive Salad

These olives and pickled vegetables get better the longer they marinate. Try generously heaping atop hummus, spreading on grilled sandwiches, and mixing it in with pasta.