Saturday, June 28, 2008

Welcome to My New Blog

This is the first post on An Herbal Bedfellow; I've been blogging for almost two years on Thyme for Herbs and Tickling the Ivories. Lately, I've felt that Thyme for Herbs has been getting quite confusing with all of my many interests. I like to write about my gardens, perennials, my daylily collection, and herbs. I also like to photograph a variety of things that interest me, including anything in nature.

In order to keep some sort of order out of the chaos, I decided that this blog will catalog the old recipes that I have collected and used over the years, and also the new ones that I am just trying out. I would like to share them with you. They will all feature at least one herb that I grow in my garden.

I'll keep it short and sweet. There won't be too many pictures here. But I do promise to tempt your taste buds with healthy, tasty meals and treat your ears to some music from the past.

Let's get started!!
Have you ever had cactus salad? It's a real treat, and trust me it won't hurt a bit.

Prickly Pear Cactus

Ensalada de Nopalitos (Cactus Salad)

1 jar (16 -20 oz.) water-packed nopalitos
3 T diced white onion
3 medium tomatoes, blanched, peeled, seeded, and chopped
Salt to taste
3 T oil and vinegar salad dressing
1 T chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1. Rinse nopalitos in cold water and drain.

2. Mix together in serving bowl nopalitos, onion, tomatoes, and salt. Add dressing: toss gently to coat. Garnish with cilantro.

That's it. Wasn't that easy?

Let me know what you think of my new venture and please stop by again.

Note: Notice my new Burpee Herb Snips? Keep watching Thyme for Herbs for a giveaway coming soon!!!


Mustang Mike said...

hey Jane Marie! Nice post! I think I will try the cactus tonight. It sounds incredibly edible. Mustang Mike

Brenda Kula said...

A cactus salad... No can't say I've ever heard of that. But it sure sounds mighty good! I started to do several blogs myself. But I'm not talented in the "creating blog banners and all that" so I just did the one (had to pay someone to help with that one!), and made it generic with my name, as I too have many interests.

Cindy said...

Good luck with this new blog! I am lucky forward to all the herbal recipes! :-)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I only recently found "Thyme for Herbs" which I enjoy very much, and will gladly add this new blog to my feeds. I think it's a great idea, and I look forward to your recipes.

I like your playlist here, too.

Crafty Gardener said...

I know I've never had a cactus salad, and I know I've never seen it offered on any menus around here.
Good luck with the new blog.

joey said...

Always a gal after my own heart, Jane Marie! Great idea and 'count me in' for frequent visits :)