Saturday, June 24, 2023

Easy Fattoush

This is perfect for summer or anytime.


1 head romaine lettuce
1 cucumber, chopped
1/2 c. radishes, sliced
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
3/4 c. pita bread cut into pieces
2 T. oil
1/4 c. green onions, chopped 
1 lemon halved


1/4 c. olive oil
1 T. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, dried parsley
1 clove garlic, crushed, chopped

Cut pita bread into pieces, set aside.

Cut ends from, rinse lettuce. 

Crush, peel, chop garlic, set aside.

Cut lemon in half, set aside. I’m

Dry lettuce in a clean kitchen towel or use a salad spinner.

Cut lettuce into pieces and place lettuce in a salad bowl.

Rinse, cut ends from, chop remaining vegetables,  place in salad bowl, set aside.

Heat skillet to medium high heat, lower heat to medium low, add oil.

Add pita pieces to skillet and fry on 1 side for a couple of minutes. 

Flip pita pieces over to fry on other side for a couple of minutes more.

Add pita pieces to salad. 

In a clean measuring cup, combine oil, salt, pepper garlic, parsley. Squeeze some of the lemon into oil mixture, stir with a clean fork to mix.

Drizzle some of the dressing over salad if desired.

Serves 4.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Kitchen Jar Ice Cream

Summer’s coming.

What’s a better way to celebrate summer than enjoying ice cream. 

4 c. heavy cream

Pinch of salt

1/8 - 1/3 c. sugar

1 - 2 tsp. vanilla

1 - 2 T. cocoa powder

1/4 - 1/2 c. chopped fresh strawberries 

Rinse, remove stems from and chop strawberries.

In 4 clean mason jars combine majority of ingredients except for cocoa & strawberries. 

Screw lid on jars and shake jar for 5 min. 

Remove lid from jar and add strawberries or cocoa powder if desired. 

Screw lid back on jar and place jar in freezer to chill for a few hrs. 

Serves 4.

Friday, June 9, 2023

Grilled Melon

This is perfect for summer or anytime.

1 melon (cantaloupe or honey dew)

4 T. oil

1 - 2 T. rum

1 T. sugar

Cut melon into slices, brush melon with oil, then with rum.

Preheat grill pan to medium heat. 

Place melon slices on grill and cook on 1 side for a couple of minutes.

Flip melon over and cook on other side for a couple of minutes more or until done.

Sprinkle melon with sugar.

Serves 4 - 6.