she had some of their hummus and pita at a farmers market and said it was soooooo good and we should get some! i was pretty excited- mediterranean and middle east and indian foods are some of the things that i will always spend money on because i don't know how to make any of it myself.
the shop smelled really good and they gave a free sample of the pita.
i ate the hummus on my coffee break at work later... and was SEVERELY DISAPPOINTED. it was absolutely bland. even sabra grocery store corporate hummus tasted better than this. man, i really want to support local businesses and i really tried to like it but i eating this hummus was like the equivalent to eating cold paste. :(
maybe it was a bad batch? they forgot salt? and garlic? and seasonings?! maybe it wasn't mixed good? maybe i should have got the hot sauce they offered and mixed it in? maybe i've been eating bad hummus my whole life and this is how its supposed to taste? i just don't know. :(
i will give them another chance... maybe it was a fluke. and i will definitely try some of their plate lunches (i'm a sucker for falafel). because the bright side of this purchase was definitely the pita! it was light, not tough, and pillowy. and it had a nice flavor. i think it would be good with other foods! if only i didn't have to eat it with the bland hummus at work. :( i'll report back if i have something else from there. i really want to like this place, hopefully this was just a bad batch.
as for the remainder of my hummus container, i think i'll doctor it myself with some garlic and lemon and togarashi shichimi. doesn't that sound good? yes, it needs all those things. it was that bland. :(
speaking of home made food stuffs, i made quiche with @wild_twinkies on tuesday. spinach, mushroom bacon quiche. it was pretty good.
if you want to try yourself, use A LOT of butter. like, a whole stick of butter. it stops the cheeeeeze from sticking to your frying pan. sweat a diced onion in the butter and then add frozen spinach and bacon. then add cheeeeze. cheddar and feta. when it's pretty melty, put it in a pie crust (we used a premade frozen one because we lazy) and add 2-4 beaten eggs. put it in the oven for 15 min, top it off with a little more cheddar and lay sliced mushrooms on top. bake 40 more minutes and... TA DA! a quiche! easy, cheeeeezey, and tastey.
today is friday the 13th.
are you feeling lucky?
i locked my bad luck up years ago:
so what did you do on friday the 13th? i locked up my bad luck! ;D pic.twitter.com/Anqchinv— NO NYME (@synonyme) April 14, 2012
man, i miss getting tattoos...