Purple Kitchen Treats

Over the past few years, I have been working on a cookbook. During this time, I took time off to finish my Master's Degree. Now that I have accomplished that, I am working again on my cookbook, slowly but surely.

However, over the past few months, something interesting has happened...I have received multiple requests for baked goods, particularly my cookies. I am also receiving multiple requests for granola. So, with all these requests in mind, I have started to make my cookies for sale, along with my granola.

My official web site is available, but will be undergoing a significant redesign. Be sure to visit my "official" web site at: http://www.susanshonk.com and watch for some exciting changes.

From the heart of my purple kitchen to you,

Monday, January 24, 2011

365 in 365 - #24 - Greek Style Orzo Salad

One evening, I was in the mood for a Greek style salad, with all the classic ingredients and flavors but with a bit more body to it.  I didn't want rice but did want something like it, so I decided on orzo.  I made this to accompany what I call a Greek Island burger (coming soon).  

This salad has all the great textures and flavors in it...crunchy, cool, sweet, tart, salty and smooth.  

Greek Style Orzo Salad

1 medium Red Onion, diced and rinsed under cold water
1 package grape tomatoes, sliced
1 English Cucumber, chopped
12 ounces diced or crumbled Feta Cheese
6 cups of cooked Orzo
1/2 cup of Greek olives, sliced 
1 1/2 cups Greek style dressing, or amount to taste
Kosher salt and peper to taste

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, toss and serve over mixed greens. 

This is great as a light meal of its own or with meat as a side dish.


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