Sunday, August 29, 2010

six word sunday: who says your luck can't change?

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(sorry for the 2-month absence, but I just haven't been taking any photos lately!)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

ono-ono dressing

i've been trying to be a bit more creative in the kitchen these days. over the last month i've attempted at least one new recipe each week, with varying degrees of success. i find that salad dressing recipes are super easy to make, and usually i'm quite pleased with the result.

tonight, i made the ono-ono salad dressing.

before you accuse me of being pretentious by naming a salad dressing "onolicious," (meaning "good to eat" in hawaiian) i assure you that it really is the name. i don't recall where on the vast internet i discovered this recipe, it's from the royal hawaiian restaurant in laguna beach, california, but i do know it's been languishing in the coffers of my recipe box for at least two years.

1 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Coleman's Dry Mustard
1/2 cup Best Foods mayonnaise
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled, plus additional for garnish
Chilled lettuce, such as Bibb lettuce or Hawaii Manoa lettuce

1. Mix all ingredients except cheese and lettuce in food processor.
Blend thoroughly.
2. Place mixture in bowl and gently add the crumbled cheese. Cover and
chill well.
3. Serve on Bibb lettuce with an extra sprinkle of cheese on top.

i used butter lettuce and tossed in some chicken. i feel that the amount of sugar can easily be reduced without a noticeable difference in flavor, and i added more salt, pepper and garlic to suit my tastes. it makes quite a bit, and i will definitely be making this again.

so it is with little fanfare that i present a crappy cameraphone photo of something that is really quite delicious.

Friday, August 06, 2010

one candle wish

my birthday is next week, and anthropologie got me to celebratin' a little early with this great gift in the mail.

a birthday candle necklace -- very creative, and super adorable

the candle appears to be made of a lightweight resin, and i'm pleased to report it arrived intact, unlike those received by other recipients.

i signed up for their store's loyalty card early in the year, thus putting myself on their mailing list to receive such goodies.

additionally, the card on which the necklace arrived is good for 15% off in-store, certainly a dangerous thought.

(the image above is from another blogger, i couldn't be bothered to photograph it before ripping it open and putting it on.)