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095019 – Artos – Greek Celebration Bread | BBA #2
090519, 8:37 am
Filed under: BBA Challenge, BREAKFAST, DESSERT, SNACK | Tags: ,

Artos - Greek Celebration Bread

Mmm… this bread was SO good!  As i stated yesterday, i love bread with stuff in it, so i was predisposed to like this.  The texture is nice and soft, and not as dense as it appears in this photo.  With the honey glaze on top, it makes a great dessert.  It would also make a good snack.  Or REALLY good french toast for breakfast.  Oh, the possibilities!

Okay, I feel like i should issue a warning.  I have been on holiday for the past couple months and am returning to work TODAY.  We’ll see how this goes – balancing the blog and a job… Joe and i will now be sharing cooking duty, so there will be posts from both of us, which is exciting.  The really good news is that I will have off every friday for my BBA Challenge Baking!

You may find a portion of the recipe on googlebooks.

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090518 – Greek Chicken Salad
090518, 9:05 pm
Filed under: DINNER | Tags: , ,

Big Greek SaladWhat better to go with my new Christopsmosos loaf?  Plus, after a full day of bread baking, i am ready to take it easy with dinner.  Joe made the dressing and i marinated and cooked the chicken.  It would have been better grilled, but we don’t have access to one.

SALAD:

  • red lettuce
  • feta cheese
  • red onion
  • sliced sun dried tomato
  • kalamata olives

CHICKEN MARINADE:

  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1/4 C lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 T rosemary
  • 1 T oregano
  • 2 t thyme
  • 1 t salt
  1. Marinate the chicken for 8 hours (i only got in 3 1/2 and it was still good).  Cook in a pan (scoop in some of the sliced garlic and rosemary as well) or on the grill for 15 minutes per side – or until golden brown.

DRESSING:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  1. shake it all together in a carafe.