Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A nice dressing for a fresh tasting salad...

One of our new salad dressings is our Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing.  It provides a nice fresh taste with the taste of cucumbers along with a nice hint of dill.  It is a welcome addition to a lettuce salad and also goes very nicely with white fish.

Take a piece of foil, spray it with cooking spray to keep it from sticking.  Place the whitefish on the foil and pour a generous amount of the Cucumber Dill Dressing onto the fish.  Seal the foil and place the packet onto a medium high heat to cook.  It can either be a broiler or our preferred method which is on the grill.  Cook for about 10 minutes.  Larger pieces may take longer. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Loukoumades (loo-koo-MAH-thes)

Over the weekend, we had the opportunity to visit a local festival here in Joliet, IL.  It is an annual Greek Fest which is a fundraiser for All Saints Greek Orthodox Church.  The festival is complete with food, drinks, food, entertainment, food, raffles, and did I mention food.  We often try to attend the festival as it is nicely organized and the food is outstanding.

This year was no exception.  We all went for lunch and ordered the gyros sandwich which was outstanding.  After we completed the lunch, we decided to try a dessert.  Something none of us had ever tried is the Loukoumades.  They were recommended to us by the folks selling food tickets.  They were correct with their recommendation.

Loukoumades is a honey dipped "doughnut hole" which is then covered with cinnamon and powdered sugar.  They were served on a tray and were indeed plentiful.  We all agreed that we loved them, but were glad we split them as the honey made them quite rich.

Click on this sentence and it will take you to a recipe that is on about.com for Loukoumades.  I have not made the recipe, but if this one is anything like the ones we had on Sunday, it is worth a try.