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Old 06-30-2012, 08:43 AM   #51
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I love tzatziki sauce, we are going to attempt to make some ourselves
It's very easy to make. This is the recipe we use:

3 cups Greek yogurt
1 minced garlic clove
1 large English cucumber, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon fresh dill
1 tablespoon olive oil
juice of one lemon
salt
pepper

Liberally sprinkle salt over the chopped cucumber and put it in a colander to drain overnight. Discard liquid (or use in Gazpacho). If you skip this step the tzatziki will be tza-soupy.

Mix everything together in a food processor. Refrigerate for a few hours to allow flavors to blend.

Yummy stuff!
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #52
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Well, I have mixed feelings about the meal at La Belle Vie. On the one hand, it was absolutely delicious and interesting. On the other hand, the portions were incredibly tiny for the price. The four of us had the 5-course tasting menu and an accompanying wine flight. The total bill was almost $500 and when I got home I was still so hungry I had to fix myself a sandwich.

The food is pretty, though.

This was my ribeye steak main course. It was probably an ounce and a half total weight.

This was dessert. Don't ask what it was, because I'm not completely certain.
Eek! Now I'm somewhat relieved we didn't go. Glad it was tasty, but a 1.5 oz steak??? Almost $500???
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that sounds very good.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:06 PM   #54
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Being as though it's been hot, I had a late afternoon dinner of fruit and a salad.

Had a mini Butterfinger candy bar afterwards. lol.


that's a lovely cool plate so tempting on a hot steamy day! what are your salad ingredients? it looks yummy!
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:28 PM   #55
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lefse!!!! great to see you again!

we went out fluke fishing on the dorothy b. yesterday which was the make up for the postponed father's day trip. dw caught a shark, some spider crabs, and an undersized fluke; my boy caught a couple of keeper fluke; i caught 2 sea robins and an undersized fluke.

even though it was 99 degrees on land yesterday, it was really nice out on the ocean with a constant, cooling breeze.

after fishing, we went out for reasonably priced japanese hibachi. we shared salads, onion soups, and hibachi steak, chicken, scallops, and shrimp, finishing it off with mango ice cream and green tea mochi ice cream.

afterwards, we hit up the batting cages nearby to work off dinner.

it was a fun day.
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that sounds very good.

A voice from the past! Good to have you back.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #57
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Lovely meals guys

I love tzatziki sauce, we are going to attempt to make some ourselves
I recently posted my recipe for tzatziki sauce. I find it easier to shred the cucumber in the food processor, rather than dice it; then I leave it in there while I mix the rest of the ingredients and it gives off its liquid.I don't think it's necessary to let it sit overnight, but ymmv.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #58
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I recently posted my recipe for tzatziki sauce. I find it easier to shred the cucumber in the food processor, rather than dice it; then I leave it in there while I mix the rest of the ingredients and it gives off its liquid.I don't think it's necessary to let it sit overnight, but ymmv.
Thanks GG, I will go and have a look at your recipe too

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It's very easy to make. This is the recipe we use:

3 cups Greek yogurt
1 minced garlic clove
1 large English cucumber, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon fresh dill
1 tablespoon olive oil
juice of one lemon
salt
pepper

Liberally sprinkle salt over the chopped cucumber and put it in a colander to drain overnight. Discard liquid (or use in Gazpacho). If you skip this step the tzatziki will be tza-soupy.

Mix everything together in a food processor. Refrigerate for a few hours to allow flavors to blend.

Yummy stuff!
Thank you very much Steve for this recipe, sounds delicious...will give this a go
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that's a lovely cool plate so tempting on a hot steamy day! what are your salad ingredients? it looks yummy!
Hi, vituata. Thank you and dawgluver for your comments.

It was easy peasy, I just added some goodies to a bunch of mixed greens - chopped up some tomatoes and cucumbers, feta cheese, threw in some croutons and some dry roasted sunflower seeds for some crunchies and mixed it all up with a couple of tablespoons of Trader Joe's Romano Cheese salad dressing. Oh so yum, especially with the fruit along side. :-)
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I seldom cook on Fridays. Yesterday was a great party, and I'm thinking of where to post it. We did a road trip that was great!
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