Monday, October 15, 2012

Greek Salad

Hello, GOOD DAY!
For my birthday my best friend Chantelle sent me Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes cookbook. She is the best & she obviously knows me well :) This cookbook has sent me on a mission to create new & exciting dishes everyday! This week Dan & I had bok choy soup, cat fish curry & we made chicken pita's with avocado dip. Also as you can see above we had a great Greek salad the other night for dinner.
I went though Jamie Oliver's cookbook & I needed to use google to find out what the heck some of the ingredients were.
I love that. I love making something that is new & is a challenge for me. For example, two weeks ago I planned a surprise baby shower for a friend of mine & I was in charge of making all of the food. I also made the cake. I wanted to make something cute, so I knew fondant icing was the way to go.. but I had never made it before. When I was at the grocery store buying the ingredients I was thinking to myself  "oh maybe I can start making cakes on the side..start my own little business! How much fun would that be!" So I decided to make a "practice cake" before I did the actual shower cake & it was an utter disaster! I had icing sugar everywhere, the dough kept sticking to the counter & it ripped when I was finally about to put it on the cake! My thoughts quickly changed from starting my own cake business to "I NEVER WANT TO MAKE A CAKE AGAIN". haha

So I was nervous for round two of fondant making, but it turned out pretty good! I used a simpler recipe and
I am very happy with the end result.
*Don't mind the icing sugar all over my stove. haha*

Also here is the Greek Salad recipe:

Serves 4 side dish portions.

  • 1 ripe tomato, sliced
  • handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • handful of fresh dill
  • handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • handful of black olives
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • feta cheese chopped (I didn't measure, so use as much of as little as you'd like)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano


Tomorrow I am starting my new job volunteering at my local food bank! I am excited to get out, meet some new people & work on my French some more! Wish me luck!

Have a great day friends!


  1. BRITTANY. That cake is BEAUTIFUL. holy moley, girl !!! That is some mad skill right there. And the salad looks really yummy too. And your entire blog. Very nice. Love you !

    1. Thank SO much Janna! I have to keep working on my cake making skills, but I am quite proud of how this one turned out! Love you xo!