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!!!