Monday, January 25, 2010

Made this cake for my good friend's birthday last week...

I got the cake and frosting recipe from this blog   You can find the frosting recipe there as well it's amazing!!! I  have made this cake before but decided to change it up this time by adding some strawberries between the layers and on top.

My son the climber...

I really think he's trying to give me a heart attack...LOL

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lebanese salad

as we were moving I ran across this recipe in a cookbook entitled The Healthy Kitchen by Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley  we prepared it to accompany dinner last night and it wa delicious I really could have eaten the whole thing!

Hubby had to try to make it fancy by decoratively placing some mint.

2 cucumbers,peeled and diced
4 Roma tomtaoes,diced
1 red onion,diced
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove of garlic(we used more we love garlic ) minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh spearmint or 1 tablespoon dried mint leaves

1/4 cup  pitted ,sliced black olives(Kalamata or oil cured
1 cup cubed or crumbled feta cheese
salt and pepper to taste

toss all the ingredients together  ,chill before serving...Enjoy =)