Friday, March 25, 2011

DiBruno Bros in Philly

Ever go to DiBruno Bros in downtown Philly? It's at Chestnut and 18th St. They make some pretty amazing food! I discovered this salad last summer and have figured out on my own how to make it. It's actually a small round pasta!


1 cup Israeli Couscous
1-1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp Canola Oil
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup toasted almonds
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 diced red pepper
1/4 cup dried apricots, cut into quarters
basil or cilantro leaves (whichever you prefer)

Saute couscous in oil for a minute or two. Add curry, salt and pepper. Toast for a minute or two. Add water and bring to a boil - reduce heat and simmer 10 min covered.

Add remaining ingredients except for basil (or cilantro) and almonds. Stir those in just before serving. I just throw in a handful of basil or cilantro. I mostly use the basil in the summer when I grow it and cilantro in the winter that I purchase at the store. Give it a try!

About 4 servings. Serve warm, cold or at room temp. Great with grilled chicken or fish.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cinnamon Spice

Well, it's been a while, once again, since I have posted anything. I have to admit that I have been enjoying the beautiful weather. We have been in the 60's and 70's lately and all the snow is gone!

I've also been working on this piece off and on as time allowed. This was a lot of wrapping individual beads so it took quite a while. Plus, small town living has it's downfalls at times. Sometimes when I get to working on a piece I will discover that I need something I don't have. I then have to try to find it on-line or wait until the next time we head down to the Valley (Phoenix).

After the snow melted we cleaned up the yard and are getting it ready for spring and summer! Some of bulbs are starting to pop up! I can't wait to see some beautiful color!