Tuesday, March 27, 2012

preserved lemon deviled eggs

something different from the norm.  i combined a few recipes i've seen and came up with these tasty babies.

3 hard boiled eggs
3 1/2 T. Greek yogurt
1/2 t. preserved lemon (i used Friend in Cheeses from Santa Cruz)
couple shakes of Tabasco
salt to taste

cut eggs in half.
mix yolks with all ingredients. make sure to taste before you add salt as most preserved lemons contain salt. you don't want to over do it.
top with chives, maybe even a dash of smoked paprika if you've got it.

Monday, March 26, 2012

warm weather brings out the bbq

cooking whole fish is not only economical, it's easy and tasty too. all the "dirty work" is done when you purchase it and ready to be filled with whatever you dream up.  tonight i used leeks, lemon and cilantro and salt.
cut a few slits on each side of the body and slide in some lemon slices.  wa-la! it's ready for the grill.
6 min on each side over medium-high heat.
saute more leeks with a little olive oil and crimini mushrooms, s&p.  when they are browned, add a splash of apple cider vinegar.

trader joes has a delicious new frozen item: kimchi rice.  cook as directed and top with fresh cilantro and lemon.

when the fish is done, top with the leek mushroom mixture and you've got yourself a fine meal.

the big 3-4

my birthday is on the very near horizon.  last weekend i ventured into the desert with some friends and my husband to stay in an AMAZING house, enjoy outrageously good homemade food, drinks, conversation, LAUGHS, the view and my last days as a 33 yr old.

details of our trip to come soon.....

Thursday, March 1, 2012

winter fruit

we eat in season, so why not drink seasonably too?!  southern california has citrus trees growing abundantly EVERYWHERE.  my backyard can attest to this.  i had pink grapefruits and vanilla vodka on hand and decided to mix them together to see what i'd get.


this baby is a real gem and i will make it again for sure. think creamsicle but better.
fresh grapefruit juice strained to remove pulp
vanilla vodka (i used stoli leftover from a previous party)

-i juiced 3 large pink grapefruits
-add strained juice to a shaker with a handful of ice and a few shots of vodka
-shake what your mama gave you
-use leftover grapefruit skins to wet the rim of the glass...dip in sugar
-pour yourself a drink