Sesame Snap Peas

I got this recipe from Ina Garten and made a few changes to make them even tastier.

Remove strings from peas.

Boil water and once to a rapid boil add salt. Blanch the peas for 30 seconds then put in ice bath. Remove peas and place in bowl.

Add a few dashes of sesame oil to lightly cover peas then add black sesame seeds and a small dash of salt.

Use a a side or keep in frig as a snack.


Seven Layer Greek Dip….

Love Aldi’s hummus and Wegman’s French Feta (it’s a splurge but so worth it).

I make this dip for parties and use more hummus and Greek yogurt but I was just making it for the family so I made a much smaller batch.

Place hummus in the bottom of a container with a lid then add Greek yogurt mixed with a little dill. Add chopped tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, cucumber and sprinkle with feta.

Serve with pita chips. Enjoy!

Again, if taking to a party use a larger glass dish. Go light on the red onions.

Sun tea….my new obsession

Iced tea is probably my favorite drink. I go to McDonald’s way too much for my unsweetened tea with a splash of sweet so I decided to start brewing my own. It’s so easy. Here is my favorite flavor combo.

My jar is not quite a gallon so I use two bags of the green tea peach, two bags of the green tea hibiscus, and two bags of regular tea. Use filter water to fill the jar then place 6 tea bags on top. Sit in the sun for 3 hours then add a little honey.

This also makes a delicious ice pick just add vodka.