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Finally, It's Greek Chicken Pie

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If I don’t say so myself, this was a good use of some chicken, feta, mint and phyllo dough. Now that I am over my apprehension of working with phyllo, it was even relatively easy. My one nitpick though, is that the chicken seemed to get a little dry. The flavor was still excellent, though, so it wasn’t the end of the world by any means. Next time, I believe I will mix a little of the egg/feta mixture into the chicken to keep it a bit more moist.

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SHF21: Blueberry Bouteille Call Sorbet

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Here is my entry for Sugar High Friday 21: Ice, Ice baby, hosted by The Delicious Life. And if you haven’t seen the original posting you really should. It’s very funny.

My original plan was to make nutella gelatto but I altered that plan when I had some extra blueberries lying about and jwa posed the question, “Do we really need nutella gelatto?” I replied, “Yes, of course we do,” but after a little more thought, decided to go with the healthy option. Although, I think it’s a little suspect when the person who just made . . . → Read More: SHF21: Blueberry Bouteille Call Sorbet

Basil Egg Salad on Kalamata Olive Bread

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When it’s hot out, a cool dinner is the way to go. I discovered this combination a couple of years ago and it has become a meal we have a few times throughout the summer. Plus, jwa really likes egg salad and it’s occasionally nice to make him happy.

The basil in the egg salad gives it a fresh, interesting taste and works really well with the olives in the bread. This is especially good when tomatoes are in season and plentiful from the garden.

You will need: 4 eggs a handful of fresh basil leaves, . . . → Read More: Basil Egg Salad on Kalamata Olive Bread

Garden Tour (or I Don't Feel Like Posting a Recipe Today)

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Today is a kind of lazy posting day. Today is about the backyard and garden. Last year we got a table and two chairs on clearance at Fred Meyer. We only got two chairs, as that is all they had left. This year we picked up two matching chairs (well, very slightly different but it’s pretty unnoticeable). Thank you, FM and your predictable seasonal stock!

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We also got an umbrella which provides shade and nice shots like this.

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The sky was so incredibly blue that day. I . . . → Read More: Garden Tour (or I Don't Feel Like Posting a Recipe Today)

Start the Week Off Right: Chipotle-Orange Shrimp Tacos

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My love of tacos is fierce. They can be cool (lettuce, tomatoes, cheese) they can be hot (filling of your choice) but they are always perfect. They are also super easy to prepare and really, your filling choices are unlimited. Take these, for example. After rummaging around the freezer I found some frozen, raw shrimp I wanted to use. Excellent — shrimp tacos. I made a quick marinade, heated up some tortillas, shredded some cheese and lettuce and jwa and I had a feast!

Chipotle-Orange Shrimp Tacos 12 (26/30 count) shrimp (fresh is great, frozen . . . → Read More: Start the Week Off Right: Chipotle-Orange Shrimp Tacos