This is going to have to be a short one this week because the countdown to my vacation is on and I still have a million things to do. Before tomorrow I need to pack, do laundry so that I have something to pack, and figure out where those darn passports are! Then we are off to Georgia and Armenia for two weeks. I’m SO excited! My husband did a short stint in Tbilisi years ago and ever since, all he can talk about is the amazing food. I finally got tired of hearing about it and told him that it was time for him bring me. Now that I think about it, maybe I also need to find my pants with the stretchy waist band:-)
This means that I will have to catch up with my fellow Doristas at the end of September. In the meantime, I managed to get this week’s recipe, Minted Zucchini Tagliatelle with Cucumbers and Lemon, made last weekend, but I think that it is one which I am going to have to try again if I ever manage to get my hands on some good pistachio oil. I just couldn’t find this seemingly key ingredient anywhere and had to substitute olive oil instead. I really like the idea of this recipe and am always excited to find new ideas for veggie sides. Especially zucchini, I think I have 2 or 3 standard recipes for zucchini and never seem to make anything different. With the olive oil it was good, but I suspect that it could be better.
I didn’t use pistachio oil either – I added a few walnuts and used walnut oil that I had on hand. It was tasty. I am always excited to find new veggie recipes too!
I didn’t use pistachio oil either – used walnut oil and added a few chopped walnuts to the salad itself – worked well! I am always excited to find a new way to eat veggies too!
Rose – this looks lovely. I went with avocado oil, since I didn’t have pistachio on hand.
Have an amazing vacation – it sounds like a great trip.
Have fun!! Can’t wait to hear about your trip! I’ve never even seen pistachio oil in a store. I thought this dish was pretty bland, back when I made it (over a year ago).
Have a wonderful time on your trip! It sounds like a great adventure.
Your salad looks delicious. I thought of shredding mine, but sliced. I used walnut oil instead of pistachio, I’ve seen it before, but didn’t pick it up (at $14/ bottle). Maybe next time.
Have a great holiday!!!
I used olive oil instead, but we did not care for the recipe at all. Have a fantastic vacation and
Rose, I used walnut oil on mine…but I did not enjoy this salad! I thought it was bland and flat! Oh well, you can’t win them all! Have a great vacation!! Sounds wonderful!
Have a great holiday!!! Your salad looks fab – sadly, I did not like this one.
Looks gorgeous! I used olive oil as well and we enjoyed it. I’m always looking for new ways to use veggies, too.
Have a great vacation!
Look good! Though I have mixed feelings about it. Have a fabulous trip!
Your spaghetti strips of zucchini look delicious!
Rose, your Zucchini Salad looks nice and fresh and (still) summery – hope you are going to spend an amazing time during your vacation and that you will be able to try some delicioius food and tell us about it when you return!
Have a safe trip!
Wow! I hope you take lots of photos on your trip. That’s a part of the world I’ve never been to. Looking forward to hearing about your culinary adventures when yo ugt home. Have a wonderful time!
I really like the way your zucchini is shredded, Rose. i think I would have preferred this salad if it had that texture. As it was, it wasn’t my favorite. Your vacation sounds great! Take lots of pictures and be sure to tell us about it when you get back.
Have a great trip!!!
Have so much fun on your trip! Enjoy all of the delicious food 🙂
I had mixed feelings about this one as well… 🙂