This is a salad that my mom used to make. It is so good. Very different. One that I have loved for years. I hope you enjoy it. Tastespotting is running salads all day Tuesday May 1 with Dole Salads as their sponsor. Drop by to see some amazing salads.
14 oz. can hearts of palm
14 oz. can artichoke hearts
14 oz. can lychee fruit
12 grape tomatoes, halved
Spring mix by Dole
Purple onion, sliced for garnish
Black olives, sliced for garnish
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. lychee fruit liquid
1/2 walnut oil
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
Blend all the dressing ingredients together in a blender or whisk together.
Drain the heart of palm and the artichoke hearts. Save 2 Tbsp. of the juice from the lychee and drain the rest off. Cut the hearts of palm and the artichoke hearts into bite sized pieces. Peel avocado and slice. Toss the palm, artichoke, lychee fruit, avocado and tomatoes in the vinaigrette dressing and chill. Serve over Dole Spring Mix. Top with red onion slices and black olives. So good!!
These cookies have a secret, a Caramilk Secret hidden inside. I came across these the other day and thought that they would make a yummy cookie. They sure did. Instead of chocolate chips I chopped up the Caramilk Secrets and put them in a deliciously buttery cookie. You be the judge!!!
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. milk
2 packages 175 gm. of Caramilk Secrets, chopped
Preheat oven to 375F. Cream butter, beat in sugar, egg and vanilla in a standup mixer with a paddle attachment. Add milk. Combine dry ingredients and mix into butter mixture. Fold in the Caramilk Secrets. Refrigerate until firm. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Scoop out dough with a 1 1/2″ scoop and depress tops with two fingers to flatten out slightly. Bake 10-12 min. until lightly golden brown. Let cool on cookie racks. Enjoy!!
Well here we are and it is Monday again. I will show you some of the wonderful things I have seen throughout the past week. The weather is cool and rainy for the beginning of the week here so maybe these will warm your soul but if you are not from these parts it doesn’t matter you can always look at beautiful pictures of food and maybe try one or two. Cheers!!
Apple Pie Layer Cake by Sweet Peony – Nutella Toffee Ice Cream by So Domesticated – Trix Krispies by Cravings of a Lunatic
Chocolatety Cookies N’ Cream Parfait by The Cozy Apron – Shaved Asparagus and Goat Cheese Crostini by Naturally Ella – Taco Egg Rolls by Reservations for Two – Scallops in Herb Broth with Braised Radishses and Bacon by Smith and Ratliff – Maple, Bacon, Pecan Biscuit Bake by Bakeaholic Mama
We couldn’t decide where to go initially for our 20th anniversary. We have been doing so much fine dining and cooking lately we wanted to tone it down a bit. We miss our pub dates that we used to have!!! Just the two of us with no distractions. So I said that we could grab some yummy oysters for an appetizer and then Ken suggested to go to Original Joe’s for dinner. I was all over it. Nice and close to home, great food and an adult only pub, perfect!!! It was a great evening that we will be doing again soon.
Original Joe’s is a chain of restaurants from British Columbia to Manitoba. They have many locations here in Calgary. The atmosphere is very nice and I like the upscale pub decor. They have a lovely outdoor patio with heaters, which is great for our climate. We found a nice big comfy booth to sit. We decided to do some sharing plates and started off with the chili lime chicken. This is a great dish, spicy but cooled down with the addition of the cucumber. With the crunchy noodles it was a real treat. Next up were the fish tacos. I really like fish tacos and these were great. With the addition of a little hot sauce, which they provide you with, these were a hit. Lastly we had two different kinds of wings, shangai and carribean jerk. The shangai were very good but neither of us were fans of the carribean jerk. We washed all this down with some great beer that they have brewed just for them. I had the red and Ken had the blonde. The staff all do a little smile when they say the word blonde, cute!! Our waitress Angela was fantastic. She was knowledgeable about the menu, very pleasant and attentive, perfect service!! My pictures aren’t the best as we were at a sunny table and they were taken with my power shot camera, which is what I have been using for all my restaurant photos. They have many locations so its best to go to their website at www.originaljoes.ca to find one close to you. Enjoy!!
Wow what a week.!!!! One photo accepted to Tastespotting, the strawberry pineapple daiquiri and two accepted to Foodgawker, sliders and fries and the oysters. I will try very hard to continue to give you great innovative recipes with good photos. I am blessed!!!!