Foole Meze

Posted in Recipes on May 28th, 2008

I especially like this dish served with good feta cheese and a loaf of crusty bread to sop up the seasoned olive oil.

Foole Meze
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Recipe type: Appetiser
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Serves: 4 -6
 
Foole Meze is a Greek fava bean appetizer or starter course. In point of fact my name for the dish translates as "fava bean appetizer."
Ingredients
  • 3 cups frozen fava (broad) beans
  • ½ cup kalamata olives
  • 4-6 marinated artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook the fava beans in rapidly boiling water for 4 minutes, then rinse under cold water.
  2. Remove the leathery outer skin from the fava beans and discard.
  3. Mix together the shelled fava beans, olives, and artichoke hearts in a bowl.
  4. Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and sea salt in a small bowl.
  5. Place equal amounts of the fava bean mixture on serving plates, drizzle with the dressing, and top with the parsley and a little freshly ground black pepper.

I hope you enjoy!

Daddy’s Home!

Posted in Humor on December 13th, 2007

A special thanks to Blakkfrogg for this one:

Hi honey. This is Daddy. Is Mommy near the phone?

No Daddy. Shes upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Paul.

After a brief pause Daddy says, But honey, you havent got an Uncle Paul.

Oh yes I do, and hes upstairs in the room with Mommy right now.

Brief Pause.

Uh, okay then, this is what I want you to do. Put the phone down on the table, run upstairs and knock on the bedroom door and shout to Mommy that Daddys car just pulled into the driveway.

Okay Daddy, just a minute.

A few minutes later, the little girl comes back to the phone.

I did it Daddy.

And what happened honey?

Well, Mommy got all scared, jumped out of bed with no clothes on and ran around screaming.

Then she tripped over the rug, hit her head on the dresser and now she isnt moving at all!

Oh, my God! What about your Uncle Paul?

He jumped out of the bed with no clothes on, too. He was all scared, and he jumped out of the back window and into the swimming pool.But I guess he didnt know that you took out the water last week to clean it. He hit the bottom of the pool, and I think hes dead.

***Long Pause***

Then Daddy says, Swimming pool? Is this 555-9600?

OMGs, can you say “Oops!” Then again, justice often takes as winding path…