Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This is an easy, fast, and fun recipe from Giada de Laurentiis. if you want something light and the kids will eat, Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps is your answer.

Because I have one child who does not do spicy I left out the chili. Instead I had hot chili sauce on the table for anyone who wanted it. That worked out great.

Fancy Oatmeal

I love oatmeal for breakfast. An oatmeal bar is great when you have company. Kids love creating their own fancy oatmeal.

You can have so many things in your oatmeal. Here are a few things I put in mine:

Brown sugar

Yum! Enjoy!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lavender Shortbread

The smell of lavender makes me think of my mother and grandmother. My mother because she has it growing in her front yard. My grandmother because when I was a child she would have us make little sachets from the lavender she grew in her yard.

Someone gave me lavender shortbread last summer. The taste, the smell. It brought me back to when I was a little girl at my grandmother's house making those sachets. You know I just had to make some myself.

I need to put my own scented lavender plant in my yard. In the mean time, I'll purchase dried lavender at Whole Foods. Not cheap, but worth it.

All you need to do is add 1 tablespoon dried or 2 tablespoon fresh lavender flowers to your favorite shortbread recipe.

If you don't have a shortbread recipe I recommend the one from America's Test Kitchen.

Then enjoy with a cup of tea with a friend.