Archive: September, 2010

Wednesday
September 29, 2010

A Baguette, Radishes, Tzatziki, & Brie!

This was our dinner tonight! somewhat random, but so delicious. I discovered last week that my toddler really likes sliced radishes. I decided to make a Tzatziki dip for them:

Tzatziki is actually a Greek/Turkish sauce used for souvlaki and gyros. It is made of strained yoghurt (usually from sheep or goat’s milk) mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, usually olive oil, pepper, sometimes dill, sometimes lemon juice and parsley, and sometimes mint added. Tzatziki is always served cold. While in Greece and Turkey the dish is usually served as an accompaniment, in other places tzatziki is often served with bread (loaf or pita) as part of the first course of a meal. (Wikipedia)

We also bought a fresh baguette and some Cathedral De Meaux 70% Cream Brie imported from France. Harper was very impressed with this particular cheese and between the 2 of us we finished off the entire 0.42 lbs!

How to make Tzatziki
2 (8 ounce) containers plain yogurt
2 cucumbers – peeled, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (i threw in some leftover chopped chives too!)
3 cloves garlic, peeled

Directions
In a food processor or blender, combine yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill and garlic. Process until well-combined. Transfer to a separate dish, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour for best flavor.


Categories: Appetizer, cheese, dinner
Tuesday
September 28, 2010

cute tea towels




i am a huge fan of unique tea towels. a tea towel is the British version of the American dish towel. for some reason the tea towel is much cuter and more decorative. i think they are a great idea for a housewarming gift. LOVE these by Mr. PS!

from Wikepedia
A tea towel is a cloth which is used to dry dishes, cutlery, etc., after they have been washed. In 18th century England, a tea towel was a special linen drying cloth used by the mistress of the house to dry her precious and expensive china tea things. Servants were considered too ham-fisted to be trusted with such a delicate job, although housemaids were charged with hand-hemming the woven linen when their main duties were completed. Tea towels have been mass-produced since the Industrial Revolution.

Tuesday
September 28, 2010

Molcajete


do you own a Molcajete? it is a traditional Mexican stone tool (like a mortar and pestle) used for crushing and grinding food products. they are typically round in shape and supported by three short legs.

i have decided after posting this spicy guacamole recipe that i need one. the one pictured is sold at Williams Sonoma for $49.

Monday
September 27, 2010

artichoke blossoms


photo from Handmade Charlotte


photo from cascadecatering.net

am i the only one that did not know that artichokes produce this enormous blueish-purple flower? how beautiful! i love artichokes (especially the heart)!

Categories: vegetables
Sunday
September 26, 2010

Happy Helper Wine Stoppers



these are ridiculously cute! they would definitely make me less motivated to finish off the entire bottle ;) by The Small Object

Friday
September 24, 2010

Fresh Berries Tartelettes





this morning i had a big bowl of Special K for breakfast…but i really wanted this Fresh Berries Tartelette! doesn’t it look delicious? find out how to make a Fresh Berry Tartelette here

Friday
September 24, 2010

Fun Food


Goldendust

grab this pic:

Friday
September 24, 2010

Fun Food


flickr pool

raw heart cookies!

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