Friday, September 16, 2011

Garden Yum!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tomato Yum!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Birthday Brunch

I had the pleasure of throwing a birthday brunch for my bff! We had eggs, bacon, croissants, sausages and homefries! For dessert we had amazing bourbon peach pies by Anne, and I made my first strawberry mouse. Yum!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Beach Eats

After a great trip to the beach, we hopped over to restaurant we've never been to. Here's what I ate:

Coconut curry veggies over basmati rice, and a spinach salad. I loved the salad, and just thought the curry dish was OK. Ah well.

My husband's haddock. I wish I had ordered this instead, ah well. The nachos were disappointing though. I like to load mine up.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Overdue Pics

Pork Souvlaki

Strawberry Cake

Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken
I made the glaze myself - just winged it!

Lazy Meal : Mushrooms with Egg Noodles & Garlic Bread

Veggie Quesadillas

Creamy Green Onion Mashed Potatoes with Grilled Lemon Chicken

Chocolate Cake for My Mom's Birthday

One of the Best New Year's Meals Ever! Thanks to my Aunt and Uncle!

My Vasilopita (Greek New Years Bread)

What happens when dough is placed on warm cookie sheets? Disaster!

My dessert plate over the holidays. I have a thing for custard! The little roll on the left is filled with bocconcini. Who knew?

My Mom's Lamb in Red Sauce.

Her "stuffing" -- which is a very tasty rice dish!

Her spanakopita.

Her roast lamb.

Grilled Haddock, oven baked salmon and spanakorizo.

My mom's famous galaktobouriko. No one gets their philo as crispy as hers, and her custard is perfect.

Turducken my brother in-law ordered.

Hilopites with Beef

I absolutly love this sauce! I have done this red sauce with chicken, but this time, went with stew beef. This is a brief description, since its late and I'm tired after a tough workout! Nice to be back!

I sauteed onions with olive oil, and browned the meet, and then add some basic tomato sauce. I also added a few cups of water. I flavoured the sauce with salt, pepper, cinnamon and a few bay leaves. I was simmering this on the stove, but worried that the meat wouldn't be tender enough. I decided to put it in the oven, uncovered, at 300 degrees. After one hour, I added the hilopites and took the pot out after another hour. This sauce is also great over hand cut fries --my mom would make that for me. Yum!!

Enjoying the Harvest!

So far, have picked 2 delicious cucumber, and picked our first zucchini today. Look a how SHINY that zucchini is! Still waiting for the tomatoes to get color...