Friday, May 15, 2009

Summer Salad

Spinach leaves
Grilled Chicken (cooled)
Pepper Jack Cheese

1. Tear the spinach into bite size pieces, cut the chicken and the strawberries into small pieces and cube the cheese.
2. Put it all in a bowl and eat as a salad or put into homemade tortillas.

Review: Next time I make this I'll be sure to have poppyseed dressing on hand, as I think that would go together really well. But the strawberries were juicy enough that we really didn't notice the lack of dressing. The zip in the cheese went so well with the sweetness from the strawberries, and the chicken and spinach complimented it all really well!

Homemade Tortillas

3 cups wheat flour
1 cup warm water
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup oil


1.Measure liquid ingredients into a mixing bowl.

2. Add baking powder and salt. Add the flour until the dough is workable. Leave for 10 minutes.

3. Shape into 8 balls and let dough stand for 10 more minutes. Roll to form a 10 inch circle.

4. We cooked ours on a George Foreman Grill, but you could also cook it on a greased griddle. We kept ours on for just over a minute each.

REVIEW: D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. I don't think I'll ever be buying store bought tortillas again! I will try playing around with adding different seasonings to it, but they were yummy as is!

Homemade Lemonade


3 unwaxed lemons, quartered
3/4 cup sugar
6 1/4 cups water
lemon slices and ice, to serve


1. Place the quartered lemons, the sugar and part of the water in a blender or food processor. Blend for a few seconds until the lemons are finely chopped.

2. Pour the mixture through a strainer into your serving jug. Add the remaining water and stir well. Add ice cubes and lemon slices for serving.

Review: This is easy to make and delicious!