Saturday, April 28, 2007

First Cookout

Today will be our first cookout in our new house. It's just a small affair - about 7 people. My British friend is bringing lamb kebabs with green peppers and halloumi accompanied by tzatiki and pita bread. To keep with the Greek theme, I'm making grilled chicken souvlaki and a Greek salad. I'm also going to buy some hummus. Dessert will not be Greek as I do not think I'm up to making baklava. And, I've already mentioned that I'm not a big fan of the Greek version of baklava. Dessert will simply be grille bananas and strawberries topped with vanilla ice cream and Thin Mints on the side.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Mediterranean Food

I love almost all food that is Mediterranean. Here in Richmond we no longer have access to a Lebanese restaurant. I'm very sad about that. I love Lebanese baklava the best of all. Rosewater and pistachios instead of honey and walnuts like the Greeks. But, I can get some really good hummus and baba ghanouj. We're having a cook out next weekend so I'm definitely looking forward to our first grilled Halloumi of the season. If you don't remember Halloumi, click here.

I never did try it with kebabs as I mentioned in that post from last year. We also never tried it for breakfast. Maybe this year.


Yes, it's been a long time since my last post. 35 days to be exact. At first, I had no choice as we had no internet connection when we moved into the new place. Then, I just wasn't in the habit anymore. I've kept up reading my normal blogs: ETK, Blondie, loud and she who updates her blog less than me, e.

I'll post more later to catch you up.