Sunday, January 2, 2011

a recipe, a puppy and some waterblasting..

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed 2010 and are ready for 2011!!
I just looked over my blogs and put some tags on them and in doing so realised that a LOT of them are about food!!
So one guess what's in THIS post.. another recipe!!
I spotted this recipe in a book my Mum had out from the library and thought it looked fairly easy and a good thing to take for a snack to a BBQ.
I would change a few things about it but here it is..

Feta and Spinach Filo Triangles (for want of a better name)
Put together in a bowl:
1 Onion (chopped and softened in some oil in the pan)
Feta 100g, crumbled
Spinach 250g (I bought the frozen stuff and you have to make sure you squeeze out any excess water)
1/4 tsp Basil
1/4 tsp Thyme
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Salt
pepper to taste
one egg

Oil a sheet of filo pastry, cover it with another sheet. Cut into strips of 4 per sheet:
and put a blob of the mix on the pastry at the bottom.
Fold over and over into triangles.
Brush with oil and cook in 200degree oven for 8-10min.
(I used puff pastry instead and it was too thick and it took longer to cook. Also, I'd put something else in like pine nuts or some pesto.)
Finished Product: I served it with a dish of Sweet Chilli Sauce because they lacked a certain zing.

After the BBQ I took those to, we came home to make ourselves feijoa Margaritas and a cheese board to celebrate the end of 2010 and the start of 2011.
Also these holidays I got to use the water blaster. I LOVE water blasting!! This is the deck nearly finished. It's such a satisfying feeling!

And I shall leave you with a CUTE puppy!! You can own this little guy (if you live in NZ) for only $75. They are my in laws puppies and are adorable (this one's my favourite one).
I hope you've been having a great break and are refreshed and rearing to go for another year :-)
Sima J


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