I've cooked my way through all 264 recipes
in The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook!

February 22, 2010

Grocery List

So the problem with cooking with fresh produce is apparently needing to go to the store -- a lot.

I work until 9:00 tonight, but then I'll be off to my friendly local grocer for the following items to create delicious feasts this week:
  • olive oil (one recipe in, I've already run out -- anyone have any great cheap deals on EVOO that they've found?)
  • dry white wine
  • lots of chicken (I'm planning two different chicken recipes this week, get excited)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 8 flavorful red and green peppers, that are both sweet and hot
  • 1 onion
  • 12 fat green olives
  • Amontillado sherry (this will require a separate run to the liquor store, unfortunately)
And for a salad tomorrow night to accompany on of this dishes:
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 very ripe medium tomatoes
  • 1 small cucumber (have I mentioned yet that cukes are my all time favorite fruit?)
YUM. My mouth is already watering.


  1. costco has some pretty great deals on extra virgin olive oil. the one under the kirkland brand has a nice fruity flavor for dressings, sauces, and dipping.

    unsolicited advice: when cooking with heat (whether frying, sauteeing, or grilling), use plain olive oil or light olive oil. extra-virgin olive oil has a lower smoke point, and will burn when you cook with it, imparting a bitter, nasty taste. plus the light and refined olive oils are much cheaper and milder flavored.

  2. Word. I picked some up last night but I'll need to double-check to see what I got. I was feeling a little manic by the time I got to the olive oil aisle, so it could be anything, really.

  3. Cucumbers are a fruit, not a vegetable?

    (sorry if this post appears twice. I had some trouble.)

  4. Yup, anything with seeds inside (tomatoes, squash, etc.) is actually a fruit, at least, botanically speaking.


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