A Calm Storm

The blog of Sholeh Samadani Munion

Food things

When I was little, I loved bleu cheese salad dressing.  If ever given a choice, I would choose that.  I don’t know why, especially because I find it rather revolting now (especially since it usually contains gluten).

Most salad dressings are too thick, contain ingredients that make me sick, or are just unhealthy.  I have never been a “salad for a meal” type of person.  I’ll throw down some steak and potatoes with no hesitation.  But in the summer I often have a craving for something lighter. What to do?

The other day I noticed that my glass bottle of olive oil had about 1 cup of oil left in it.  I removed the plastic insert at the opening of the bottle, and added:

1/2 cup of lemon juice
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

Then I shook it up. I now have homemade dressing that I keep in my fridge, and I love it.
Over the last few years, I’ve just picked up whatever Persian tea was easily accessible. My mother tends to mix her own tea, but I don’t have the skills for that. Recently I received some Anisa Tea as a gift, and was stunned to taste something like the tea that is served in Haifa.  The one I like is the “Persian Tradition” blend, of course.

Do you have a particular kind of tea or flavor of tea that you really love?


5 thoughts on “Food things

  1. Oh no you didn’t.

    Being half Persian, half Indian by ethnicity and British by nationality, tea is in my blood and culture:

    Favourite tea, in no particular order:

    1.Whittard’s Premium Silver Needle White Tea
    2.China Rose Petal Leaf Tea

    3.Tetley (very ‘common’ but that’s because its so good!) good!
    4. Persian Tea (Serves 4: 1/2 cinnamon stick, 4 green cardamom pods, 4 teaspoons black tea-leaves eg. Assam tea) or ready made.
    5. Moroccan mint tea (Serves 2: 3 tea spoons Chinese ‘gunpowder’ Green tea, a bunch of fresh mint, lots of sugar).

    Generally though I buy most my tea from Whittards…


    Make tea, not war.

  2. I wonder if your ‘love’ of blue cheese had anything to do with how rarely you got it? I find that to be the case with my daughter….

  3. Anisa tea! Good choice. My second favorite is Yogi Tea’s Aztec Sweet Chili. Spicyyyyyyy!

    The culture of tea is amazing. Pretty much all world cultures have tea of some sort. Didn’t one of us blog about this a long time ago?

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