We've pretty much had the most perfect weather imaginable today. I've spent most of the day outdoors sunning myself, journaling in my baby book, gardening and chasing Mimi around. Unfortunately, I had a routine doctors appointment today which involved fasting and drinking a lemon-lime drink that tasted like flat 7-up. Bleck!! Then I had to sit in the waiting room for a solid hour, which was torture because I kept looking outdoors thinking about the amazing weather.
Yesterday was a different story though folks. It was HOT. I mean as soon as you stepped outside you were sweating. So we loaded up in the car, with the AC on full blast and made a quick trip to the farmer's market to buy a huge box of peaches (oh my goodness, the poor people there were drenched in sweat). I have to freeze them later once they ripen up a bit.
I'm seeing a peach pie post in my future. :)
For now though, I'm going to share a Mediterranean salad with you. I used a za'atar spice blend that I bought from a fancy schmancy spice store. I plan to make my own blend and post the recipe, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I will though, promise!!
Mediterranean Za'tar Salad
Serving Size = 4
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup or so of green olives
- 3 teaspoons za'atar blend
- 1 teaspoon sumac
- 2 tablespoons or so of cilantro, roughly chopped
- Roughly 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- In a small skillet over medium heat add the olive oil, garlic and za'atar. Cook for a few seconds, until the garlic becomes fragrant. Remove from burner and set aside.
- In a large bowl, place all of the veggies, cilantro and sumac. Mix well. Add the oil mixture (should have cooled off a bit by now). Add salt/pepper to taste. Mix well and serve.