We kind of threw together our own dinner tonight. We had Grilled Cajun Tilapia and a pasta recipe I just came up with on my own. I was going off another recipe but thought that this one was WAY better. I used 1 cup of orzo, salt, garlic, chopped fresh rosemary, about a 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and 3 tablespoons each of olive oil and butter. That all tasted really good together.
At first, my thought was to add some thyme with parmesan cheese to the orzo.I was thinking of Ina Garten’s parmesan thyme crackers. MMMMM…..Then, I remembered I had some rosemary in my garden and used that instead of Thyme. This salad is really good cold. Throw in some chunks of part skim mozzarella cheese and some tomatoes. You don’t need to have anything else with the salad, because just the salad is filling. Cajun Fish and this pasta sounds kind of odd together doesn’t it? Ha ha. I’m going to try this recipe again I think and let the pasta with the garlic and butter cool completely with the parmesan cheese. Then I’ll add in some fresh cherry tomatoes and chunks of mozarella cheese and write down the recipe later on for everyone. I didn’t take a picture because I thought it looked kind of boring. Who knows if this has been done before, but I thought thought it was clever!
Look at all the mint, that is growing in our garden right now. I think that I planted way too much and should have planted some more cucumbers and tomatoes instead. I also have a lot of peppermint and basil. The only recipes that I seem to find for mint are drink recipes. Mint Juleps, Mojitos, etc… It would be nice to find something different. While searching the Internet today, I stumbled upon a recipe for mint jelly. What the heck would I ever do with that if I made it? Put it on ice cream or something? Instead of making mint jelly, one could make some homemade tooth paste instead. How green would that be? Ashley would be so proud of me.
- Baking soda, 5 teaspoon [whitener]
- Salt, 1/4 teaspoon [antiseptic, abrasive]
- Vegetable Glycerin, 5 teaspoon [base]
- Peppermint or Spearmint or Pudinhara, 10 drops [fresh breath]
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Adjust the quantity of glycerine to get toothpaste consistency. Store in a wide mouth bottle.
- Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth (this is what I would need, because I have sensitive teeth)
- Vegetable Glycerin, 1/2 cup [base]
- Cosmetic clay, white, 1/2 cup [mild abrasive]
- Tincture of myrrh, 35-40 drops [gum inflammation]
- Peppermint or Spearmint mint oil or Pudinhara, 7-8 drops [fresh breath]
- Clove essential oil, 7-8 drips [mild anesthetic, for toothache]
Hmmmm… I could make enough tooth paste to last me for a year with all the mint and peppermint leaves growing in my garden. I would have to look up a recipe to make peppermint oil though. If you have any suggestions for recipes that contain mint, peppermint, or basil… please email me. Ohhhh… and I was also thinking about making some Green Goddess dressing. That would also be good.