octopus salad

octopus salad

I was browsing around the neighborhood and decided to go into a grocery store that everyone always talks about.  It’s a middle eastern grocery store with all sorts of imported foods/spices etc.  I came upon some food for pick-up that reminded me of a dish Sara made! Octopus Salad!

Now, since I still can’t cook anything except for in my toaster oven, I thought I’d at least share with you what I can offer! Hopefully the oven will be working by Monday.


5 thoughts on “Sahadi’s

  1. Hey Marie!

    Looks good! I hope your oven gets fixed tomorrow, but I was actually going to suggest that since you live in NY you should blog about all the cool foods you can find there–but you beat me to it.

    When you do get the oven fixed, we should figure out how to replicate those brussels sprouts…mmm…

  2. Marie, Karen, and Sara – your mom sent me the link to your new blog, and I’m very impressed by your postings. You write about so many different things, and have so many perspectives, that I look forward to following your posts and the comments that are sure to follow once people become aware of your blog.

    “Brussels sprouts” is the phrase that made me decide to weigh in. I’ve been roasting Brussels sprouts a lot lately (450 degrees/12-15 minutes, salt, pepper, and a little olive oil). What is the magic about the dish you want to replicate? Fill us in, please!

    Marie – please write more about unusual foods you discover in NYC. That’s fascinating to someone who lives within the confines of Lawton, OK!

    Like your selection of food blogs – especially 101 Cookbooks and Chocolate & Zucchini. Ann Mah’s blog ( might be if interest to you. She’s living in Paris right now and blogging from there. And I’m sure you follow Mark Bittman’s blog — Bitten — in The New York Times Dining & Wine section.

    It’s been a delight to “hear” the voices of Linda’s Three Clever Daughters, about whom I’ve heard so much over the years since I got to know your mother in Lawton. I will mainly just lurk, but wanted you to know that you have an audience who appreciates what you’re doing.

    Best wishes to all three of you for a wonderful new year.

    Frantzie Couch
    Lawton, Oklahoma

  3. Thanks for your comment Frantzie! When we figure out the secret of those brussels sprouts we’ll let you know. Happy new year to you as well!

  4. I found a good recipe for brussels sprouts in my Runner’s World magazine. I’m just a little hesitant to buy them fresh. I have no idea what to do with them!

    • They are super easy! Frantzie’s suggestion seems pretty good. I’ve seen a lot of suggestions with roasting them with walnuts too, probably a nice variation for a vegetarian to get some protein in there 😉

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