Tuesday, June 26, 2012
8 - pita`s cut into triangles
1 - sm. container crumbled Feta
1- pound of ground Lamb
1- 5 0z. Container of plain Greek Yogurt
4- Roma tomatoes
1 - med. Cucumber
1- tsp. dried mint
½ - cup Kalamata olives
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cut the Pita`s into triangles and place on a baking sheet, drizzle with Olive oil and toast in the oven at 350 degrees for 8 min. remove from heat and arrange on a large platter.
Dice the Olives, cucumbers with the skin on and the tomatoes and set aside.
In a skillet brown the ground Lamb in Olive oil. When done remove from heat and stir in the mint. Spoon the meat over the pitas. Place dollops of Greek yogurt randomly over the meat, then add the diced olives, cucumbers and tomatoes and sprinkle the feta over the top. Serve warm and with Hummus.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Recently on a trip to Branson and browsing the shops of Historic Downtown Branson, Mo. My daughter and I stumbled upon a shop called the spice agent, I was needing a Middle Eastern spice called Sumac and I thought no they probably dont have such a item, but decided to go in anyway, wow was I ever wrong the Owner Chris has a whole line of Middle Eastern spices and tons of other unique hard to find spices.
|Owner of the Spice Agent Chris Poulos|
Order online also www.TheSpiceAgent.com
The Spice Agent offers goods for sale at its retail location in Historic Downtown Branson, MO and online. The goal: offer the freshest collection by buying spices in whole form and grinding on site. It is our mission to help cooks understand the importance of keeping spices stored properly and maintaining a fresh collection in the kitchen. Fresh spice makes all the difference!
These are a few of the spices I picked up. The Sumac and the Baharat are some of the most fragrant you will find. I bought the powdered Horseradish because I had never tried the powdered before, I mixed a couple of tablespoons of mayo and a pinch of the Horseradish, mixed and put on a Roast Beef sandwch , yum! The flavor was mild and I didnt miss the heat Im used to from most Horseradish. The Hickory powder, I used a pinch of it in a pot of chili, the best Chili I have ever ate. It reminded me of when you go camping and the food has a slight smoky flavor and is always delish.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
1 - cup fresh pineapple tidbits
¼ - cup diced green bell pepper
¼ - cup diced red onion
1/3 - cup lemon juice
1/8 - Devo Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar * notes below
1 - tablespoon red pepper flakes
2 - chopped Cilantro
Combine all ingredients and serve. Goes really well with grilled chicken.
* I used Pineapple White Balsamic vinegar from the Devo Olive Oil co. because it is both sweet and tangy. It added such a nice taste to the salsa and really enhanced the Pineapple flavor.
Pineapple White Balsamic vinegar is just one of the many unusual and delicious flavors of Oil and Vinegars that Devo Olive Oil sells. The store is great, you get to taste everything before purchasing. Your taste buds go wild and your culinary creative ideas start flowing on how to use these great flavors.
Devo Olive Oil
Devo Olive Oil Co.317 Branson Landing BLVD., Branson, Mo. 65616
phone ( 417) 544 -1413