Eating is a necessity. However, we choose what to eat. The choices we make reveal a great deal about us. The food you eat can tell quite a bit about your heritage, your family, your fears, your sense of adventure, your attitude toward yourself and others, and a myriad of other personal tidbits to anyone paying attention. Everything about eating is a glimpse into your soul.

I hope to reveal a little bit about myself to you through my food. I enjoy cooking. I enjoy eating. I find pleasure in bringing pleasure to others. I hope that by sharing my recipes I bring you a little bit of joy.

Cook my food. Feed it to the people you love.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce: creamy cucumber dip
Tzatziki sauce is perfect for Gyros or other grilled meat.  It also makes a nice dip for warm slices of pita.  You can change the sauce up by using mint or parsley in addition to or instead of the dill.  Always serve this cold.

Servings:  1 ½ cups
Time:  prep: 15 minutes, rest: 30 minutes + 2 hours
Hardware:  Cutting board and knives, veggie peeler, spoon, strainer, a bowl,  measuring cups and spoons, a whisk, a container

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 ½ cups Greek yogurt
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh dill (or 1 dried)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

  1. Peel the cucumber.  Using the spoon remove the seeds.  Slice it and place it in the strainer over the bowl.  Heavily salt the cucumber and allow it to rest for 30 minutes. This will make the cucumber release much of its liquid.
  2. Squeeze as much water as you can from the cucumber.  Discard all the liquid.  Dice the squeezed cucumber and the garlic.  The smaller the better. 
  3. Whisk the remaining ingredients together.  Taste and adjust the salt.
  4. Allow to sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours.  Grind a little black pepper into the sauce right before serving.  This will keep in the fridge for 4 days.

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