I’m not a conspiracy theorist by any stretch of the imagination but there are times when the military or government are so blatant it beggars belief. About 2pm on Wednesday afternoon there was a massive boom that shook all the homes over several towns and it lasted just a second or so. Because it snowed the night before a lot of us thought snow was falling off our roofs but as we only got an inch and most of it melted by then we were very quickly puzzled about what the hell just happened. It felt like a truck hit the house.
So of course a lot of people were circling their homes and businesses looking for damage. What was it? A sonic boom. Which is illegal over populated areas. So the MA National Guard are saying it was just normal jet noise. The only ones that seem to believe that are the people at the MA National Guard. It isn’t the fact it was a sonic boom that bothers me, though given how it freaked out our dogs I’m ok without the booms, it’s the fact they are lying about it. I mean, give over people. Guinness was very needy for about 24 hours. Murphy was just fine in his armchair of choice.
Fortunately this past Sunday was much quieter. We got the family together to celebrate a few birthdays and we did a sort of tapas lunch. Loads of flavours but not a ton of cooking required. My mum loves peaches so we did up some peach bellinis which was fun and went down very easily!
I came across a recipe for cucumber feta rolls that looked interesting and I did a variation of those for Sunday.
I decided not to make them into rolls as it would be less messy and I wouldn’t have to worry about toothpicks making their way to the floor then into the dogs. So I sliced the cucumber into 3/4″ or so slices then hollowed out the top.
My husband found some locally made feta cheese that was quite nice. Crumble about 4oz and add a few dollops of plain greek yoghurt.
Slice up a few pieces of sun dried tomatoes. It’s on my list this summer to try to make some with the tomatoes from our garden. Should be an interesting experiment!
Mix with the cheese and yoghurt, add some chopped oregano and salt and pepper. Squeeze a splash or so of lemon juice and stir it together. My husband and son don’t like olives so instead of chopping the kalamata olives and mixing them in I just topped most of these with a slice of olive.
Very easy to make for a dinner party or for a healthy snack. And I do love the pairing of sun dried tomatoes and olives.