Monday, February 22, 2010

We have a winner!!

The winner of the Kitrics Kitchen Scale is Darian Moone!

Thank you all for entering!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Le Creuset or Kitchen Scale giveaway!

I have a special surprise for one lucky reader's mailbox!

Their are only a few simple things you need to do to be entered, leave a comment on this entry with a few pieces of information:

1. Your first name
2. An email that I can contact you with (if you don't want to leave your email publicly in a comment you can email me it privately)
3. Which item you choose if you win

On February 22nd I will enter all of the names using a list randomizer and the reader who is number one will be chosen as the winner! Because of shipping costs this giveaway is only available for residents of the U.S. and Canada.

Here are the items to choose from:

A LeCreuset 9" casserole dish with a bonus 5" dish in Caribbean blue

or A Kitrics Stainless Steel digital kitchen scale
P.S. The kind folks from have made this giveaway possible so go check their website out. They have all kinds of brand name cookware at good prices.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Arabic Cucumber Yogurt Salad

I like this dip just by itself, with pita or drizzled over veggies. It's also heavenly with hamburgers, kabobs or lamb. My Egyptian Mother in Law showed me how to make this so it's relatively authentic.

1 1/4 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup finely diced english cucumber (or regular cucumber with the seeds removed)
1-2 cloves minced garlic
1/8 tsp. salt
1.5 Tbsn. water
1 Tbsn. parsley for garnish

2 Tbsn. Mint finely chopped*

Mix together the first four ingredients until well combined. Add the water and mix well. The water is added to the yogurt because traditionally this is made with Leban, a thin Middle Eastern yogurt. The water helps to thin out the regular, American style yogurt to a more authentic texture. For all the calorie conscious eaters, I've made this with fat free yogurt before and it worked out well.

*The optional mint gives the salad a refreshing taste just mix it in during the first step.