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Monday, May 21, 2007

Tagged again

Our friend Josh has come out of the HOV Lane long enough to tag me. For those of you who may not know blogger tag is the equivalent of hide and seek. Once you get tagged ~ You're it!

Josh's tag required that I pick up the book closest to me at the time of the tag, announce the book's title and share the content of the 3rd paragraph on page 128. I am embarrassed to admit that just before I got this tag I had just been thumbing through a magazine. So here goes~

I was looking at the May 28 edition of People Magazine. Full of timely scoop. For instance...did you know that Sheryl Crow has recently adopted a 2 week old boy? She is now cancer free and I say more power to her. Of course there were more awful pictures of Brittany Spears, 'Bless her Heart', and poor Paris. Let me say that I didn't buy this People but since it was sitting there I decided to read it... catch up on the news you know.

So that is how I was caught when I got Josh's tag... According to the tag you have to pick up the book closest to you and turn to page 128.
How appropriate~ A recipe!

Watercress & Watermelon Salad

2 cups diced watermelon
1/4 cup toasted walnuts
3 bunches watercress greens
1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
Honey Orange Vinaigrette
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbs honey
1/2 tsp chopped mint
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup EVOO
Whisk all ingredients except oils in a small bowl. combine evoo and canola while whisking, slowly pour into orange juice. Season with salt & pepper and set aside.
To serve~ In another bowl, combine watermelon, nuts and watercress. Add just enough dressing to coat. Serve topped with cheese.

This was more than just the 3rd paragraph... but a half of a recipe just would have made us all nuts. I've never tried this recipe, but it looks good. When I do make it I will use pecans.

So, now I get to tag 3 others. First, let me tag Barb at A Chelsea Morning - she has recently been through a lot... I'm wondering if she even has time to pick up a book. This may be her chance. Next, let's tag Louise at Beachy's Cape Cod Cupboard who owns a great little shop- and carries WhistleStop products- maybe she's reading a cookbook? Finally, I hope that Shelley who is At Home In Rome will play tag, I'd love to know what she is reading with a glass of wine in Trastevere.

So, what are y'all reading?


tut-tut said...

I've had a watermelon salad, and it is very good! If you like historical fiction, try In the Company of the Courtesan, by Sara Dunant.

"Early Bird" said...

Now that sounds like a good summertime recipe!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I'm always reading BLOGS! Blogs, blogs and more blogs! I love them! What book is closest to me is a yearbook from my kids'school.
Do you know I've never had watercress? I remember a little girl when I was in school bringing sandwiches of that on occasion...

Jerry said...

People magazine? Oh my

I guess the good thing is it wasn't the National Inquirer! LOL

PAT said...

I catch up with People Magazine every 6 months, while in the waiting room of my dentist!;-)

The salad sounds good. Seems I remember Paula D. making watermelon salad on a segment of her show. I have lots'o'watermelon, at the moment, but only a couple of the other indgredients! I might try it sometime.

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Barb said...

Hi Sandi,

Alrighty then - I can do this. :-)

What a surprise that the book closest to you was a cookbook. LOL

I read People too but only because my daughter Krissy recycles her copies to me. Don't get me started about Paris and Britney.

I'll get this up in the next day or so. I'm now formally keeping a running list of the tags I've received so it's probably time for me to get a little catching up done!

JB said...

Sandi, I'm so coming to your BBQ this long weekend, virtually if nothing else. Actually I was just in Alabama this past weekend. I ate shrimp and grits, and biscuits, and BBQ everything. I think I put on five pounds. Right now I'm reading "Love in the Time of Cholera." Its a pretty involved book and its taking me longer to read it than I thought it would.
You're watermelon salad sounds great, I may have to make a version of it this weekend.

Sally said...

Oh my gosh! Is that Fancy Freckles? What a beauty he is! We had a cocker before these two maniacs (Noodles - and no we didn't name him!) and we loved him so much. He's got the prettiest colors. You lucky mom!

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

Tut-tut~ I haven't read that but I will!
Early Bird~ isn't it perfect?
Shabby~ You are the best mom.
Jerry~ my thoughts exactly!
Pat~ This sounded like a Paula Dean recipe, I think it was actually an add for nuts.
Barb~ I'm glad you are up to the challenge.
JB~ You were in Alabama and didn't stop in... actually I would have joined you for some shrimp and grits.
Sally~ Yes Ma'am! Fancy freckles knows she's the queen.

lululu said...

1st, i adore your summery salad. gotta try for sure!

2nd, i love tags. and would love to share what i'm up to now. so, i've got my newly bought "jamie's italy" next to my lap-top. so happen, p.128 is a nice picture, so i'm gonna share what jamie wrote for the 3rd paragraph on p.129 titling "risotto", haha....

"If you have lots of time, feel free to make your own chicken stock. However, since I became a father 3 yrs ago I now either buy fresh stock in a tub from the supermarket or I use some organic veg bouillon and throw in a couple a dried porcini to give some real ballsy flavor. I've seen loads of Italians do this as well, so I'm not going to feel like I'm not in the risotto club if I don't make fresh. And You shouldn't either!"

i just love this cook book as it's not a conventional cook book, it's more like an italian journal of jamie. lots of his writing! hope u enjoy.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

You use walnuts I'll use almonds. I adore watermelon and that dressing looks beautiful.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Oh, I really like the picture

Lynne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Do you really own the Whistle Stop Cafe? How neat! I just re-read Fannie Flagg's book and loved it.

Come back and visit again!

sisters with style said...

I just got finished reading a Junie B. Jones book to my little girl. I must admit it wasn't half bad.

sandi said...

LuLuLu~ do you know that I am a Lu as well? If that is not enough my car is a bug-a-lu!
1/2cups~ Fancy lets me share the couch sometimes.
Lynne~ Better said the cafe owned the McMichaels for years. Now Mom & Dad are retired and only cook for us! I'm glad you read Fannie's book...which one?
Sister~ I love your style!

kellypea said...

Hi Sandi, Thanks for stopping by my food blog and saying such great things! I have tried a watermelon salad, but my version used spinach instead of watercress. Watercress would be great, so I'll have to try it -- if I can get the grocery store to stock it regularly. Lime, honey, a bit of red onion and a bite of chilis for good measure. Yum! I can almost taste summer.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Morning, Sandi! I've fulfilled my tag mission! This was a fun one to do - thanks for tagging me! (By the way, I am soooo hooked on your popcorn seasoning... I haven't eaten this much popcorn since I craved it as a pregnant lady with baby #4!) =)

Barb said...

I finally got mine posted, Sandi. Thanks for tagging me. I think. LOL

Josh Lane said...

Hey, Sandi. People magazine?!! How funny!

Good to hear Sheryl has kicked the cancer. The recipe is also fitting! Thanks for playing tag with me!

The picture was a nice touch.

Mrs. U said...

The recipe sounds DELICIOUS!!! Fun that that is what was on that page!

Mrs. U

wheresmymind said...

That picture is TOO cute!

Southern Heart said...

What a fun tag! and that salad sounds delicious! You always have such wonderful recipes.

I hope that you have a great holiday weekend!


Sugar Bear said...

Oh that is a good recipe! Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your blog and all your great ideas!

sandi said...

KellyPea~ that does sound yummy!
Beachy~ I'll have to pop in to see what you are reading! Have you tried the Mr French Fry on a baked potato? WoW!
Barb~ your welcome (I think)
Josh~ We'll play tag most anytime. I'm glad to see you parked for a little while!
Mrs U~ thanks for stopping in... Y'all come back now.
Where ya~ Have I mentioned that I love your blog?
Andrea~ I hope you enjoy your weekend too.
Sugar Bear~ You are welcome here anytime!

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Ciao Sandi! Perdonami for getting back to you so late on this one... I've been swamped lately and haven't been able to keep up with the blogs. In any case, I am reading Kitchen Confidential right now, my friend Sara lent it to me.

GardenGoose said...

just discovered your blog. looks like lots of fun.I'll visit again for sure...and am adding you to my blog list so others can visit too. feel free to visit with me..and to check out our online magazine if you'd like...
have a great weekend!

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