Friday, April 18, 2014

How many carrots is your ring? Last minute Easter Craft

Show off your huge Carrot Ring this Easter...

Make it in a flash with 
pipe cleaners and ring blanks...

twist orange pipe cleaner around a pencil until you reach desired size,
then trim with scissors...

cut 2 short lengths of green and fold into a V...

place green Vs inside of your carrot and secure with a little hot glue
then hot glue carrot on ring...

"orange" you glad it's Easter?
Wishing you all the best

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Uncle Paul's White Trash Wedge Salad

I don't want to offend anyone with the name of one of our favorite salads but…

My husband's brother is a wonderful chef. 
He studied in Europe and has worked at some of the top restaurants in the United States.  
Years ago he stayed with us and made us a salad, 
a salad of iceberg lettuce topped with cheddar cheese. 
Not the typical culinary creation of a top chef.
It was delicious and refreshingly different, but non-the-less we dubbed it
The White Trash Salad.

We often make it as a tossed salad, but recently we have turned it into a wedge.

One of the best components is the dressing...

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4 cup olive oil 
1 tsp dried oregano

place all ingredients in a jar or bowl and let them sit at least 30 minutes…
(Uncle Paul says that is the key)

get your wedges ready and sprinkle with salt...

Shake or whisk dressing and pour on wedges...

top with grated sharp cheddar and dig in!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Peas and Carrots - Recipe for a Teacher Gift

A sweet, simple Spring gift we are giving to a few teachers 
who go above and beyond the call of duty...

A Carrot Surprise in a bed of some "yet to bloom" sweet peas...

one of the best ways to get your veggies!

Carrot Surprises available at Williams-Sonoma stores
 or on-line at Tops Malibu

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