I think that every dinner party should start with something tasty to awaken the appetite, or to occupy your guests while the meal receives its finishing touches. I don't want to overload guests with a too-heavy appetizer, though - you're about to feed them dinner, after all. Here is one little bite that is a small yet delicious way to start a meal in late spring or early summer.
This cracker recipe makes thin, snappy, rustic crackers - sturdy enough to stand up to a hearty dip. The technique is simple and straightforward (utilizing just a few ingredients) and the dough is a welcoming canvas to all manner of seeds, salts, cheeses, spices, or flavored oils that you might want to use as accents.