I believe I mentioned in my last post on a basic hummus recipe that there are so many variations you can make. Your imagination is really your only limit.
Well, thanks to pinterest, my options are not even limited to my own imagination!
This basic recipe was shared with me a few years ago by my dearest friend and biz partner Lizette. It is by far the. best. recipe for hummus I’ve ever tried.
And if you’ve never made your own, you’ll be shocked by the difference in taste from what you buy from the grocery. Fresh and delicious!
I unplugged and enjoyed every minute of it. There was lots of yard work, some house work and laundry, some cooking, and even a little R&R (relaxation and reading). ;)
What did you get up to? Was there a beach in your view? Or a family gathering? Or did you attend a remembrance service somewhere? Whatever you did, I hope you enjoyed it and took some time to remember and to say “thank you.”
So there’s a lot happening right now. It’s Mardi Gras here in Louisiana, in case you didn’t know There are parties, formal balls, parades and lots of eating. It’s almost Valentine’s Day which calls for all manner of sweet treats and tasty temptations. And there’s some big sporting event this Sunday.
Oh…. right! It’s the SuperBowl! lol I’ll be watching, and eating, and recovering from a Mardi Gras ball from the night before.
A few girlfriends and I have started getting together once a month for a light-hearted, mildly competitive game night. The focus isn’t on the activity–which game, what rules or who wins–but on friendship, cocktails, food and gossip. ☺ We all thought that creating a monthly game night would give us a reason to set a standing date with each other so time wouldn’t keep slipping by without us all getting together to laugh, eat and catch up.
This month was my turn to play hostess, a role I very much enjoy.
I am so excited to be participating for the first time in Foodbuzz’s 24×24 project! Inspiration for this party came from my love of entertaining and of drinking wine. The setting for this late spring feast is my garden, under a brand new custom pergola.☺ It was the perfect evening for dinner outside, so we made the most of it.
A full table setting; lots of food; several wines; and a soft breeze set the scene for this feast of indulgence.
It’s been such a wonderful Saturday, I hate to see it end. I spent the first half of the day at the Natchitoches Farmer’s Market. I set up with my seasoning and my sister tagged along with her homemade amaretto. Needless to say, she sold nearly EVERY bottle she had! ☺ And all I can say about that is “Lucky People!” Because that stuff is good!
As you may well know if you’ve been reading this blog, I’m a Julia Child fan. Ever since I read her memoir “My Life in France” I’ve been so inspired to cook and to savor everything. French cooking has always seemed daunting to me, and none more so than the soufflé. Nevertheless, I bought her opus “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and am slowly making my way through it. I’ve been eyeing the pages on soufflés for several days now and finally decided today was the day!
Last summer on our annual buying trip to Atlanta, my business partner and I discovered the most wonderful restaurant! Season 52 boasts a changing menu according to the season and all dishes under 500 calories! We were very anxious to try it out after reading rave reviews and seeing the summer menu online. True to our expectations, it was fabulous. So much so, we went back a second night before leaving Atlanta!
The most memorable dishes we had were definitely the flatbreads. I believe in our two meals there we managed to try every one they had on the menu. They were all delicious! I have wanted to try my hand at this dish for my husband to try but have never gotten around to attempting it. Until tonight.