Shopping Around The World


NO!  This is NOT the Teaser post – – – it’s coming – – – soon!

It’s Shopping Around The World with Bacon

It’s that time of the month…………..where we share recipes for something YUMMY and talk about how much it cost to MAKE the recipe so we can compare prices!   We also get some pretty fantabulous new recipes to try out from all over the world so it’s tons of fun.

This month’s “project” was to find something yummy that our humans make for these hot summer days……something maybe to take the edge off the heat or some “light” eating maybe.   Well my Mom says nothing speaks “light” eating like a cool salad and one of her most favorites is an ENDIVE SALAD.

Endive Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts
Serves 2 to 3 as an appetizer

1/2 cup walnuts (or pecans)    (Price for 2-1/4 oz. package $3.99)
2 tablespoons olive oil (we have on hand ALWAYS)
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar  (Price for 12 oz. bottle $2.99)
salt, freshly ground pepper to taste  (we have on hand ALWAYS)
2 [or 3] largish heads Belgian endive   (Price for ONE endive seventy-five cents)
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese  (Price for 4 oz. package $3.99)

There are a billion recipes out there for all kinds of combinations – you can add apples, or pears, or pomegranates or all manner of fruit……………..but the one above is my Mom’s favorite.

After you arrange your endive on the plate, sprinkle the blue cheese (or gorgonzola if you prefer) on top, add chopped nuts, then combine the oliver oil, balsamic and pepper together and drizzle over top.  EASY PEASY but yummy.

That’s Mom’s favorite summer meal………….she makes quite a LARGE portion for herself but so what – it’s SUMMER!   HAVE FUN right?


My favorite Summer Salad is eating grass but sometimes that’s hard to find outside in our yard……………we have a huge yard but our grass is sad.   We’re working on it though – then I can have an endless all you can eat salad for myself!

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Love, Teddy


27 responses »

  1. Us too Sammy on the yard. Both things. Huge and sad. But mommy won’t let me out in it anyway! She brings my salad to me. xxx


  2. That looks really tasty. I get a headache from walnuts so I would use pecans, but I am definitely going to try this. Have a great day! And Teddy, tell your Mom to plant you a pot of oat grass for the porch. XO


    • Oh maybe on the porch would work – she planted one of those little pots for cats that comes with seeds and they all sprouted but I dug the whole thing up and spread the dirt all around – she was not a happy camper… least on the porch I could make a mess and not get in trouble. BUT then again – the grass (the real stuff) is only two feet away from the front porch and that real stuff – well – it’s mighty good!

      Hugs, Teddy


  3. Licks piggy lips. See this is the great thing about Shopping Around the World. I sit back and read everyone’s delicious postings. I then make a huge shopping list for mom. Snorts with piggy laughter. This looks awesome. What an easy yummy recipe. Thanks cousin! XOXO – Bacon


  4. This sounds yummy and so easy. Both our humans like gorgonzola, which pairs well with both walnuts and pecans. A few dried cranberries would be nice as well. Thanks for sharing this cool summer recipe. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy


  5. concats!!!! oh I would like to hear mor about this howltel… seems like the pawfect place for me ;o) I hope so much that Raz and his furmily can go on such a super trip soon when his dad feels much much better… all paws are crossed that good news will knock on their door soon ;o)


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