Friday, November 26, 2010


I was perfectly happy to spend Black Friday at home, doing laundry and cleaning the kitchen, but curiosity got the best of me and I looked at the Target ad. The $140 camera I wanted was $79! I was downtown within a half hour.

Greek Salad

I obviously need to play around with it more. Some things look way better, but some things still look like shit. I took a bunch of pictures of this salad, and realized they were not great after I transferred them to the computer. At this point, half the salad was in my mouth. Oofps.

I know I promised two salads today, but that was more for me, and I think I can forgive myself. I would also have to head out for more ingredients, and my fridge is already packed. Well, it wouldn't be if the Cherberple was gone. I need to pack that up and start giving it away before it fossilizes.

Greek Dressing

Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp capers
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp dried oregano
pinch salt
olive oil

Blend the first five ingredients, then add oil in a thin stream until dressing becomes somewhat creamy.

I tossed some red onions, cucumbers, artichoke hearts, red and green peppers in the dressing. Then soaked a few cubes of tofu in a red wine vinegar/oregano marinade. It didn't taste like feta, but it was good in the salad.

Veggies I used: Romaine lettuce, cucumber, red onion, artichoke hearts, green pepper, roasted red pepper, kalamata olives, peperoncini rings, and a load of oregano. Once the whole salad was combined, I didn't worry about the absence of cheese flavor. Next time, I'll just leave out the tofu. to play with my new toy.