Thursday, March 31, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Today I'm showing my Mom's [rip] two BLUE brooches. I can remember her wearing them sometimes in the summer when she would go to church. Sometimes even just a special occasion........she loved jewelery but this always stood out in my mind. I think because it was so delicate and pretty.
They are from the 1950's.........vintage floral bone china. Made in England....... hand painted and glazed. As you can see one of them is a bit chipped but I keep them because they were my Mom's. In a special place along with some of her other costume jewelery as a fond memory.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Is there any better dip then "TZATZIKI"............it is creamy and refreshing.
It's a perfect dip with pita, basically I could slather it on anything. It's perfect for shish kabobs being lamb/chicken/beef. This is super easy to make and super healthy for you.
You can buy ready made Tzatziki basically at any supermarket.........But why buy the full-of-chemicals-stuff. When you can make it at home in a few minutes.
Tzatziki Cucumber Yogurt
2 cups Greek yogurt [must be strained or the dry kind]
1 English Cucumber [seeded and grated, I find these have the best flavour]
1 - 2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped fine
1 1/2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil [EVOO]
1 Tbsp. vinegar
Salt to taste
Place yogurt in a bowl...and set aside.
Grate cucmber and place in a strainer. I like to use un/peeled cucumbers.
To the yogurt add the cucumbers, garlic, dill, EVOO, vinegar and salt.
With a spatula fold all together gently till well combined.
Place in the refrigerator for flavours to marry.
These are some homemade olives that my sister/in/law makes for us when we go to Turkey to visit my husband's family...........
Here are some photo's of Olives that they sell in Turkey daily at the outdoor Bazaars.......they are a must at every breakfast and throughout daily meals. They have large orchards of olive trees everywhere on the farms. First time I went I've never seen so many varieties of olives in my life........ I was totally blown away. I rarely saw any bottled olives like we have here in Toronto........most are all freshly made.
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
This is especially good with grilled meats in the summer but we make this salad all year round living in a four season country.
Turkish Carrot Salad
4 large carrots, shredded [I use a food processor so much faster]
2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1/4 cup Tbsp. EVOO
2 - 4 Tbsp. lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
2 Tbsp. fresh dill. minced
In a salad bowl toss the shredded carrots with the chopped parsley...set aside.
I use a mini food processor I put the EVOO, salt and pepper to taste, parsley and mint to combine well.
Then I pour the dressing over my shredded carrots and mix well....and serve. This can be made ahead of time, we have even had it the next day and it tasted fine.
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