Tuesday, July 31, 2012

BHG's Corn & Blueberry Salad

Best Corn and Blueberry Summer Salad
Corn & Blueberry Salad

This is the best summer salad ever
It's very fresh and flavorful


6 fresh sweet corn, husked
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cucumber, sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped*
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


1. In Dutch oven bring salted water to boiling.
2. Add corn. Cook, covered, 5 minutes, or until tender. When cool enough to handle, cut corn from cobs.
3. In a serving bowl combine corn, blueberries, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno.

For the dressing, in screw-top jar combine lime juice, oil, honey, cumin, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cover; shake well to combine. Add to salad; toss.

Cover and refrigerate overnight (up to 24 hours). Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Trader Joe's Pear Tart

Pear tart from Traders Joe's
Trader Joe's Pear Tart

If you have been following me
for any period of time,

you know how much
 I Trader Joe's

I believe I've mentioned them
about 8 times through the history
of this blog circa 2008

The most exciting post is when my friends and I
drove 1200 round trip
from Texas to Missouri
just to shop @ Trader Joes 

They are finally in Texas

Right now, the closest one to me
 is in Ft Worth - about a 40 minute drive
  I try to go at least once a month. 
I have yet to try anything that I haven't liked,
so I'm going to start posting 
some of my favorite things.

Today, we have the Pear Tart
While I was shopping in the freezer section,
a Trader Joe's employee pointed this out to me.
She said that she had heard it was amazing,
especially with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

I served it on Saturday night to my girlfriends. 

It was so good
with cinnamon on top 

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