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Posted by Nancy Waldeck on Monday, December 17, 2018

Fun, Fun, Fun in the kitchen today!
Here’s all the scoop we shared in the last Drink Wine and Get Organized!

Olives with Lemon, Garlic and Peppers

  • ½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Garlic Cloves, peeled and smashed
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Red Pepper Flakes, as little as a pinch – as much as a Tsp
  • 3 Cups Olives – your choice

Warm the olive oil with the garlic for 30 minutes to 1 hour over low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon zest and red pepper flakes. Pour over the olives. Serve. Store in the fridge for about 2 weeks.

Spiced Nuts

  • 3 Cups Raw Nuts
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala or your favorite Spice or Spice Blend
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 400F. Scatter cashews in single layer on sheet pan. Cook for 7 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and drizzle (or spray) with oil. Sprinkle with garam masala and salt. They will crisp up as they cool, but are roasty-toasty good right from the oven.

Herbed Honey

Warm a ½ cup of honey in a sauté pan, add a couple of tablespoons of fresh herbs. Simmer gently for 10 minutes and set aside to cool.  Serve over a brie or camembert with thin ginger snaps.

Other uses? Use a tablespoon in vinaigrette for an herbal flavor, or add to a cup of green tea.

Gift This Wine, Not That!

Never give someone a wine that they buy anyway. What’s the fun in receiving in the same old bottle? Instead, if you know what kind of wine they like, for instance Pinot Grigio, look for an alternative like Albarino from Spain.

We enjoyed  a taste of Secateurs from South Africa – mostly Shiraz

(I found this yummy wine at Local Vine, near the new Braves Stadium)

Alternatives include Mourchon Cotes du Rhone from France

OR Morgan Syrah/Grenache blend from California


Champagne – Cap Classique from South Africa or Spanish Cava

Chardonnay – Viognier from Australia

Sauvignon Blanc – Torrontes from Argentina


Cabernet Sauvignon – Rioja from Spain

Pinot Noir – Beaujolais Villages from France

Merlot – Grenache from France

Organizing Ideas from Carrie at NEATSMART

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