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Dinner Tonight

Easy, fast, delicious. Greek pasta with spinach and feta cheese.

All you need is a can of tomatoes, canned white beans, spinach and feta cheese. I added fresh basil, oregano and garlic. Dump a large can of chopped tomatoes into a frying pan, add the herbs, garlic and beans and cook for ten minutes. Wash and chop 10 oz of spinach and add. Cook another 10 minutes. Serve with crumbled feta on top of chunky pasta.

Good and sans meat.

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Dining Divas

No doubt about it: my sister's no slouch when it comes to a meal. A few months ago, following a visit to a vineyard in Connecticut, I'd mailed her a choice bottle and then suggested she get some "nutty" cheeses to complement it. I'd be in town later that summer and thought it might provide some good relaxation opportunities.

I suggested kaskeval and manchego. And, my sister duly went out and got the same.

Then she got more.

And more.

And more.

The end result? A spread fit for a king…or a queen, depending on your gender. We ended up with two bottles of wine, one red to complement the white I'd previously shipped over. I had to email my sister to get all the names, since I'd forgotten them. She said:

The cheeses we served were: smoked Swiss and mozzarella, Kashkaval, Manchego, Port Salut and Stilton. The spreads were cheddar/bleu and pimiento.  Raw veges were cauliflower, asparagus, gherkins and red pepper – served with bleu cheese and French onion dips.  Crackers were sesame cheddar, cream, mini toasts and olive oil tortas.  Champagne grapes, Hungarian salami, summer sausage and two bottles of wine rounded it out.  Great leftovers

Ngah Ngah! And, it was good. So good, I took some pictures of the table she set. It was as beautiful as it was delicious:

Thanks, sis!!!

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