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Friday, August 17, 2012

Dog days of Summer continues....giveaway!!

dog days of summer
with another fabric giveaway!!!
(keep reading...)
I thot I would share with you, a simple recipe for a summer salad
I invited some friends over for dinner...I planned...and I thought by now it would be cooler

 so here's another summer salad recipe for you
trader joe's basmati rice or whatever very light fluffy rice you might have locally
and a huge bunch of cilantro
rough cut everything
costco has baby romaine in a box so I used both the baby and the regular romaine
my rough cut technique is pretty simple - hold on and cut lengthwise four or six times turning after each cut
some of you will want to gently tear every leaf, I understand
add lettuce to shallow bowl or serving platter
add jicama
add black olives
add costco edamame salad
(or make your own with edamame, cranberries, roasted corn, red bell peppers, carrots, 
red onions and more cilantro with a rice wine vinegar)
roast a whole chicken, or cut up costco whole chicken
add sliced black olives and avocado


for the winter version of this you can make it mexican style with rice and black beans
and pico de gallo instead of the edamame
there's always room for cilantro and jicama
and the frozen roasted corn in a bag is a good addition to this one
so there you have it
cooking beyond the reef style!
for the Hawaiian style, rice, shredded pork, chopped pineapple, mango, jicama would do, too!
for dessert, I put out two plates of big cookies
and four different ice cream flavors
with scoopers so that everyone could make their very own custom
ice cream sandwich
(thank you to Little Natalie for this great dessert idea)

many of you live without
costco, trader joes, "everything made for you kind of stuff" stores
but I assure you
some rice, a chicken, and a stop at your local farmers market or your own garden
will let you toss up an evening of good conversation with good friends
any time there is a little rice and lettuce around!

we have some book winners to announce
Leadmewood - Everyday Handmade
Cecilia - Sew the Perfect Gift
Diane - Urban Country Quilts
please email me your snail mail addy and I will get your books in the mail to you!
and for those of you that wanted a copy of the title(s) but didn't get chosen, 
Martingale & Company is having a sale!
(link from our facebook page - beyond the reef)

now for the fabric giveaway
please take the time to leave a comment on the
I am actually "faculty" this year, and they asked for an interview
I hope you'll comment on that post, letting them know why you follow
beyond the reef
maybe you'll even want to sign up and come to the lecture....

I will select a name from THAT POST
and that person (on sunday, if they release the comments in time)

please, tell a friend, share our blog and the facebook page with a quilt buddy



Jodi said...

Ohhh, that sounds yummy. going to a 60th b-day party tomorrow. Maybe that's what I'll bring! (i'm writing this comment before checking out the giveaway rules - uh-oh!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Obrigada,este é interessante e diferente,parabéns.

mascanlon said...

Sounds yummy, I love a big old bowl of green with lots of stuff added!

Anonymous said...
Food sounds really lite and something will be tried. Interview was interestimg also

Sandra G said...

Great Interview! Thanks for the giveaway!