Good Morning Dearies,
There has been absolutely NO stitching since my TNT post of last week; therefore, I have nothing new to share. On the off chance that I might be able to fit in some stitching in the next couple of days, I've decided to mix things up and share some recipes today and maybe (MAYBE) share some TNT stitching on Thursday.
A few folks expressed interest in the dishes I made on Sunday, so here goes!
For the Tabbouleh I looked at these two recipes and then threw mine together: Bulgar Wheat Salad and Ina Garten's Version - they are both similar. I liked the idea in the first of adding lemon zest. I used cherry tomatoes and parsley from our garden as well as mint that grows like a weed in one of our beds.
Next up is the recipe for Eggplant Marinara. I can't remember where I found this recipe - it might have been from an old "Victoria" magazine, or another publication of some kind. Anyway, I've been making this for years and it is one of our favorites.
- 1 one-pound eggplant cut into 3/4” chunks
- 1/4 Cup vinegar (rice wine or red wine)
- 1/4 Cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 Cup raisins
- 2 TBS chopped pimiento
- 2 TBS pine nuts, toasted
- 2 TBS EVOO
And now for the recipe that sounds SO strange, but is really, really good. This one is from Ema, my (ex) SIL in Boulder, CO. It's been several years since I last made it, but it sure tasted good and I'll need to remember this one again!
- 2 Cups nectarines, cut in 1/2” pieces (I used 3 nectarines)
- 1 Cup sliced black olives
- 1 Cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 Cup sliced scallions (white & green parts)
- 1 (6 oz) jar marinated artichoke hearts, quartered (save juice for dressing)
- Juice from artichokes
- 1/3 Cup olive oil
- 1/4 Cup lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp tarragon (I used 2-3 tsp)
- 1/2 tsp thyme