Friday, March 19, 2010

Winter Crafts, Spring Produce

Cooking...and Crafting with Cocktails, I'm so happy to be back. Winter was a rough one in the cooking world, but boy oh boy did I bust out some crafts. Megan did also. I guess we could official change the name of this blog because like cooking, the crafting was indeed done with cocktails in hand. Shouldn't everything be like that?

I've been hibernating all winter long not cooking one lick of wholesome goodness. Instead, I've been knitting and sewing up a storm. Not one, but two sets of pillows.

It all came to an end Thursday, when Megan and I needed a cooking/crafting night. Since Easter is right around the corner, what's more cheerful than grilling and coloring Easter eggs. No real recipes on this one, just thrown together delights.

Spray bread with oil and place on grill being careful not to get sidetracked. It took two tries. The first was so blackened the birds turned their noses, err beaks, up. Top with tomato, basil, garlic, and feta. In this case, lots of feta.

Grilled Vegetables:
Drizzle your choice of fresh produce with olive oil and basil. In this case, I chose broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, onion, garlic, and red pepper. Wrap in foil and place on grill for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and continue to grill for 5 more minutes. Enjoy.

Grilled Pineapple:
My favorite and a last minute addition to the dinner. Slice and grill. We were going to add brown sugar but it's sweat enough on it's own.

Post grilling, color eggs!

I've been pondering the idea of using nothing but items which can be purchased from local farmers this spring/summer/fall. I think it would make for some challenging eating, but with the abundance of local markets held various days of the week, it can easily be conquered. Expect many many more posts.

If you're feeling up to a real cooking challenge, check out my friend Jeralyn's blog, Glorified Lunch Lady. She too is quite funny, although not quite as funny as Megan and I, but man can that girl cook.

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