May 21, 2012

Phyllo success!

A few years ago I had a little phyllo "incident" and have been afraid to make anything with the stuff since. While grocery shopping the other day, I spotted the long awkward box in the freezer and was determined that I should have another go at conquering this bitch. I would make some kind of simple savory meat pie, nothing too layered or fancy. Well this time it worked and I'm very proud to show off my little masterpieces! 

I also made a little tzatziki type sauce with Greek yogurt, sour cream, garlic and tiny bits of cucumber. A quick tomato, cucumber and onion salad was perfect with it (tossed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a little garlic salt)

The Balkanesque meat roll turned out so good that I decided to try a little dessert...triumphant again! I filled it with sliced bananas and little crushed bits of a dark chocolate bar that I smashed with a mallet. Drizzled butter on all the edges to seal it up and cooked at 325F until it started to turn a nice golden brown. Served it up with some whipped cream and sliced easy and SO good!!

May 19, 2012

Colorful towns throughout Munster: a mini Irish holiday!

I just wanted to take you on a quick trip through the southwest of Ireland, the region also known as Munster. These colorful street scenes were taken throughout Co. Cork and Co. Kerry. The top photo is available in my shop, the rest are just here for your viewing pleasure :)