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Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Foodies at Home: Avocado and Feta Salsa

I was looking for a summer dip to serve at a party we had, and came across this one. I have updated this a little from the original recipe I found. It is a HUGE hit in a crowd. It is like guacamole meets salsa... SO GOOD! And fresh. And light.


2 Plum/Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 Ripe, but not super ripe, Avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
1/4 of a medium sized Red Onion, diced
1 clove of Garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1/2-1 tablespoon of Fresh Oregano, chopped
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 tablespoon White Wine Vinegar
2-4 ounces Feta Cheese, crumbled

How to make it:

This couldn't be easier to make.

1. Gently mix the tomatoes, avocado, onion, and garlic in a medium bowl.
2. Gently stir in the cilantro and oregano.
3. Add the olive oil and vinegar and again, gently stir.
4. One more time, gently stir in the feta.
5. Now here is the most important step... TASTE IT... add more olive oil or vinegar or even some salt if needed.
6. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
7. Serve with tortilla chips.

And, that's it.

I have made this dip the night before twice now... and you gotta remember that the avocado will oxidize and turn a bit brown. It still is fine and tastes delicious. But, if that is a concern, then I would make it the day of and give it time to chill rather than making it the day before.

But, trust me. This stuff if amazing! I am already trying to think of excuses to make it again!

1 comment:

Hillary said...

Sounds delightful. I LOVE avocado.