Mediterranean Hummus Platter: Revisited

Mediterranean Hummus Platter
Today I’m revisiting one of my favorite summer platters – this one is perfect to serve at your next barbecue…Who doesn’t love Hummus?! It’s like a meal and a snack! I read somewhere that making your own beans from dried is so much better for you so I started to make my own – starting with chickpeas. The crock pot is essential for this task and if you start them before you go to bed they’re done by morning. I store them and use them for all kinds of wonderful dishes…Hummus of course being the #1 motivation. Continue reading

Herb Marinated Curly Shrimp With Fresh Dill Flowers

Herb Marinated Curly Shrimp With Fresh Dill Flowers
Dill grows wild in my herb garden and I have a lot of it. One of the things I love about dill are the yellow flowering dill tops. These flowers are not only beautiful, but they are also edible. They have a very concentrated dill flavor and look stunning on any plate. If you have dill in your garden I encourage you to use the flowers. Just for fun and to impress my lunching friends I cut the shrimp in half lengthwise so when I cooked them they would curl up. It also creates a better bite for a salad or appetizer.  Continue reading