I’m stepping out of my usual ooey gooey, melty grilled cheese territory with this one! It’s a veggie packed, crunchy, creamy grilled cheese, and it’s delicious! A traditional greek salad, in sandwich form! Since feta is a more solid cheese, you don’t get that stringy meltyness from it when it heats up, instead it retains it’s shape for the most part, but gets extra creamy, which is equally delicious and a nice change! I was slightly concerned about how well the cucumbers would hold up under the heat (soggy cucumbers are gross!), but they remained crunchy, taking on a more pickle like crunch, rather than the cucumbers usual fresh crunch.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Salad, Sandwich, Vegetable
Tagged 2013, april, cheese, cucumber, Feta, greek, Grilled, Lemon, national grilled cheese month, oil, olive, oregano, red onion, Salad, tomato
Having buttermilk and chicken in my fridge, and after seeing an episode of Michael Smith’s Chef at Home where he marinates chicken in buttermilk, I quickly scanned my surroundings… Surely I wasn’t just watching the Food Network, but it was watching ME…
Well, turns out it wasn’t. But I took it as a sign, and did the next logical thing – marinated my chicken in buttermilk.
Of course, given that I had a few other ingredients I was looking to use up (namely dill), I perused the internets and found an appropriate recipe to guide me.
I know buttermilk is supposed to help make things tender and juicy, but given that I used drumsticks, which are already pretty tender and juicy, I can’t really say how much of a difference it made. But what I can say, is they were DILL-icious (I went there…), they were slightly tangy from the buttermilk and lemon, with a plenty of dill flavour, all complimented by the always wonderful garlic!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs
Tagged buttermilk, Chicken, dill, drumsticks, easy, juicy, Lemon, marinade, marinate, moist, pan fried, pan fry, recipe, tender
To go along with the Lemon Pepper Seared Tuna, I decided to try mustard greens and made this salad. The mustard greens are fairly bitter, so I paired it with a sweet lemon vinaigrette.
Posted in Easy, Salad
Tagged easy, honey, Lemon, mustard greens, parmesan, recipe, Salad, sesame, sesame seed, Vinaigrette
In an effort to alleviate the pressures of Valentines Day, I bring you Seared Tuna! A gift sure to please many! Well not exactly a gift…but for those looking to cook an impressive and tasty supper, yet fearing a dinner date disaster, this one is for you. Seared tuna is a pretty fail safe entree if you ask me. Its like coloring in the lines. Literally. As it cooks, watching the side of your tuna steak, you can see the color gradually change from the dark to light, telling you how done it is, and if that’s not enough, it takes less than five minutes to cook!!
For those people who haven’t cooked tuna, just think about this: It’s one of the few things that actually tastes good coming from a can (canned chicken, ham, corned beef – BARF). Okay Canned Unicorn Meat would probably be amazing, but I digress. Let’s get to the recipe (there’s not much to it).
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, Healthy
Tagged 5 minute recipe, easy, fish, impressive, Lemon, Pepper, quick, recipe, salt, seared, Steak, tuna
As part of my recipe testing for the Meat & Bread Porchetta that i’m planning on making in the near future, I needed to try out an Italian Salsa Verde. Instead of following the salsa verde on I am a Food Blog, I decided to go with a more traditional version and slightly modified a recipe from Bon Appetit.
Posted in Appetizer, Bread, Condiment, Fresh herbs
Tagged dipping, fish, green sauce, italian, Lemon, meat & bread, meat and bread, olive oil, parsley, porchetta sandwich, Pork, recipe, salsa, sauce, verde
Even though I love salad, for whatever reason, I never make it for myself. With that realization, I decided it was time to experiment. After tossing some ideas around (bad pun?), this is what I came up with!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Egg, Lunch, Salad, Side
Tagged Apple, earthy, egg, Garlic, hearty, leeks, Lemon, lunch, mushroom, pine nut, recipe, Salad, side, spinach, yolk
Well here we are – the last recipe from Week 12. First was the asparagus with the hollandaise sauce, then followed up some fresh provencal tomatoes, then Julia’s easy homemade mayonnaise and now we feature the creamy salad: Celery Root Remoulade. Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer, Easy, JC100, Salad, Side, Summer Fresh
Tagged celery, child, easy, julia, Lemon, mayonnaise, quick, remoulade, root, Salad
This week we received a lot of fabulous vegetable recipes as part of the Julia Child JC100 Celebration. Let’s kick things off with a simple recipe that makes a great side dish to any dinner: Asparagus Au Naturel topped with a creamy Hollandaise Sauce.
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Easy, JC100, Vegetable
Tagged 100, Asparagus, butter, child, easy, egg, Hollandaise, jc100, juice, julia, Lemon, salt, sauce, yolk
It’s hard to believe we are already on week eight of the Julia Child celebration. This week’s French cooking assignment was a roasted chicken. Like Bob & I’s other posts, we wanted to jazz things up a bit so we did a lemon dill roasted chicken. Is it possible to ever go wrong with lemon and dill?! This chicken was moist, full of flavour and easy to make! Let’s get to the recipe so you can start cooking it too! Continue reading
Posted in Chicken, Easy, Fresh herbs, How To, JC100
Tagged 100, birthday, celebration, Chicken, child, dill, dinner, easy, french, jc100, julia, Kitchen, Lemon, moist, Roast, Roasted, supper, tasty, wisdom, year
This week the folks representing Julia Child finally decided to bring out the infallible Sole Meuniere, the recipe that changed it all for Julia! Now I can’t attest to having an “AHA” moment like Julia Child upon first bite, but I must say this was some pretty tasty fish! I will be honest, I was ready to be underwhelmed just based off the fact that this recipe has so much hype surrounding it, but I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying what became a very simple and delicious meal! The Sole had a wonderful browned, crisp and buttery exterior, with a soft, flaky interior, which, topped with some lemon juice, was excellent.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, JC100, Seafood
Tagged butter, child, clarified, dover, easy, fish, france, jc100, julia, Lemon, meuniere, parsley, sauted, simple, sole, the way to cook, week 7, white