Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Empanadas! and a Yogurt Tahini Sauce

The wife and I have not posted anything in some time and I wanted to write this so that her earlier impetus would not be lost. First, we discovered a place in Morristown, NJ that has incredible and incredibly cheap empanadas: Raul's Empanadas. Many of you probably live further West where such food can be acquired easily. But you might want to check out their menu for some awesome ideas for fillings. We also had some really awesome guys seated next to us who were in a heated debate of what they would do in battle if they were in Star Wars.

Here is the recipe that justifies this post:

Yogurt Tahini Sauce
1/4 c. tahini
1/4 c. Greek yogurt
juice of half a lemon
1 minced garlic clove

1. Mix well.

This is an awesome topping on lamb burgers. It also gives you something to do with your leftover tahini if you are sick of making hummus again and again and again. Besides, look at how easy the directions are.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things...

Thank goodness for fresh produce once again. And thanks to Angela for kick-starting her blog again.I'll post some real recipes once I get another minute but for now here is what we've
been enjoying in our household this spring/early summer - a tiny love song to the farms and markets I will miss when we move out of New Jersey next month (not that you can't get fresh produce in Kansas, of course):
1. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
2. Fresh Eggs
3. Roasted Garlic and Duck Fat bread and Cave Aged Cheddar from Bobolink Dairy
(, with Duck Rilettes
4. More rhubarb...
5. More strawberries...
6. Garlic scapes sauteed and added to the easy risotto recipe