We finally got summer in Iceland, 25°c and all. We spent yesterday out side and on the veranda with the neighbors next door. When we get together to eat it is always a food heaven.
What we bring magically goes well together always, we know each others cooking style so we have some practice in the match making.
I have so much growing in my back yard, naturally…it´s just the country side. So many of the flowers and herbs you can use for tea or healing, by making all kinds of healing creams.
Yellow Bedstraw and Northern Bedstraw
Like I said, the summer finally arrived and we got good days for 4 days in a row, today it´s raining again…oooh well. Being able to sit outside and enjoy dinner is a rare thing here in Iceland and when we can we do!
Not often I get my picture taken since It´s me taking the pictures all the time…
My neighbor made a really nice onion pie and I made cannellini dip and flat bread. I ´ll tell you about the onion pie later.
- Pizza dough
Flatten out the dough in a square and brush it with oil. Put it in a panini grill or out on the BBQ. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Cut the bread as desired.
- Cannellini beans, boild (or canned)
- A handful of fresh basil
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- Greek yogurt
- Good quality extra virgin olive oil
Put everything in a mixer and blend until creamy. Serve in a bowl with the flat bread.
This is the easy version of a cannellini dip. I have also made one in layers, A layer of cannillini beans, salt, pepper, garlic. A layer of basil pesto made with basil, extra virgin olive oil and pine nuts or almonds if you like. The last layer is a layer of roasted red pepper pesto where I roast red peppers with olive oil, salt and pepper and then I puree it in a blender.
Then you layer this up in a bowl, or you could just mix it all together.