Daily Archives: July 8, 2007

Banana Bread with Walnuts and Sour Cream

Banana Bread with Walnuts and Sour Cream

Our banana bread turned out so delish! The sour cream helped make it so moist. We had 4 bananas and baked 2 of them. Because they freeze well we decided to put one into the freezer…otherwise…it would have all gone into the tummy!

Check out my site for the Banana Bread recipe.. There are other yummies there as well!

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Rockledge Beach Pig Roast


Yesterday was the Rockledge Beach Pig Roast…just a couple of doors down from us. They put the pig on the handmade (by one of the attendees) bbq spit made from an old oil drum and it was placed on a sort of wagon with tires. The pig weighed approximately 175 lbs. and there was certainly enough for the 143 people who had signed up. Everyone brought a dish to pass as well so there was quite a selection. I love a potluck.

A large tent had been set up the day before and friends started arriving along the beach the night before all with appetites ready to go I think…s*. The weather held up…there was a nice gentle breeze…margarittas were made and sampled and then the pig and 2 turkeys were all ready for dinner. Yummy!

You can see from the before eating and after eating pictures of the bbq how good the meat was! Fireworks were let off after dusk and everyone seemed to be having such a nice time…

We brought a dish to pass….it is an Orzo Salad. Its very simple to make and oh so yum. This is the recipe.


Orzo Salad

1 8-oz package of Orzo

1-2 large tomatoes, cut into small pieces

green pepper cut into small pieces

orange pepper, cut into small pieces

1/2 cup chopped onion

small can corn, 2 celery stalks cut into smaller pieces

roasted red pepper – about 8 of them chopped smaller

sundried tomatoes – about 8 of them chopped smaller

sprinkles of parmesan cheese

Italian Dressing – approx. 1/2 large jar (add per your taste)

Just cook the Orzo as per instructions on package. Meanwhile dice and cut up the veggies. Drain the Orzo and add the vegetables, parmesan cheese and toss with the Italian Dressing. Let it sit in the fridge for about 6 hours until it is nicely chilled and the flavours have all combined.

It looks so fresh and pretty and is light to eat. It is a very versatile recipe really and you could add more or less as you like….we decided that olives and cucumber would be great in it also. Try it….

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