Pink Garlic Dill Pickles for Dirty Dancing

Summer bounty is the perfecting time for early harvest pickles. Here is a super cute Pink Garlic Dill Pickles made with just an added touch of beet.

The Food N’ Flix pick this month was another major flashback from the past with Dirty Dancing.  The biggest food moment of the film is when Baby says to Johnny: “I carried a watermelon.” So not the first line you want to say to your heart throb. A watermelon recipe would have been the perfect choice … but my promiscuous twisted mind does not work that way. I went with a pickle reference and I came up with a pretty Pink Garlic Dill Pickles for your summer picnic table.

Pink Garlic Dill Pickles

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Sauteed Clams Oysters and Snails with Sea Greens

This Sauteed Clams Oysters and Snails with Sea Greens dish is a most unique recipe that combines three molluscs rarely seen together, all tied together with the ocean flavors found in seaweed.

Let me start this post by appeasing a concern that has come up. There are no spoilers in this post! In fact only my first post, the blackberry galette, has a spoiler. My three other Game of Thrones posts are spoiler free. So keep on reading if you have not seen he show yet!  For the grand finale, Arya Stark inspired this Sauteed Clams Oysters and Snails with Sea Greens from a scene in the episode S05E08. And that is all I am going to say for now 😉

Sauteed Clams Oysters and Snails with Sea Greens

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Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad & a Mojito

This Game of Thrones recipe is in honor of a favorite character, the Mother of Dragons, with an exotic Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad … and a bonus Mojito cocktail recipe.

Dragon fruits can have red or white flesh, and they are just brimming with nutrients. Each fruit is packed with natural fiber, protein, vitamin C, antioxidants and Omega-3s. It has also been known to lower and stabilize blood glucose levels for people who suffer from Type-2 diabetes, while also decreasing levels of bad cholesterol. All good things to keep Daenerys Targaryen healthy and be a good Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad!

Mother of Dragon Fruit Salad

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Welsh Anglesey Eggs for House Banefort

Have you ever tried the Welsh Anglesey Eggs dish? It’s a simple yet hearty vegetarian recipe made with mashed potatoes, leeks, eggs and a cheddar sauce.

It makes for an easy and quick supper…or a great brunch or lunch meal. Plus it is just as good served pipping hot or cold out of the fridge on a hot summer day. Although best know as a 15th century recipe hailing from Wales, some say Anglesey Eggs actually date back to the Viking days or even Roman times. We will never know for sure the recipe’s origin, but we can attest to how delicious it is.

Welsh Anglesey Eggs

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Blackberry Galette with Red Wine Sauce for a Red Wedding

Celebrate summer berries with a sumptuous rustic Blackberry Galette. And you must add the ultimate final touch: a sweet Red Wine Sauce!

Actually I highly recommend making this sweet red wine sauce by the gallon. It is absolute to die for and you MUST add it to every single dessert you eat. So I have a big announcement, you will find it just below. It will be a very exciting week on CulturEazt! Did you get the hint in the post title? And I am kicking it off with this beautiful rustic blackberry galette, one of my favorite summer berries. Keep on reading to find out what all the hoopla is all about…

Blackberry Galette with Red Wine Sauce

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Volver Roundup for June’s Food ‘n Flix

Who needs a drink? I smell blood and salivate over every delicious dish for the Volver Roundup with Food ‘n Flix. Like in the movie, this is a powerhouse recipe roundup by amazing women.

Wow where did June go? I mean really what happened to this month. It is already time for me to post the Volver Roundup. I was hosting the latest Food ‘n Flix event with the movie Volver. Thanks to all who participated! Please take the time to visit the blogs below to get the recipes from the Volver Roundup.

Volver Roundup

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Tortilla de Morcilla | Spanish Omelette with Blood Sausage

This Tortilla de Morcilla, or Spanish Omelette with Blood Sausage, is a delicious revelation with each new bite. In Spain omelettes are always made with potatoes, and the secret to success is sweating them in a lot of olive oil before adding the eggs.

Yes, yes, I am again hosting Food ‘n Flix for June. I went the subtitled route once more by picking the Spanish masterpiece Volver. With pen and paper in hand, I soon realized there was a lot more food in this movie than I remembered.  Picking a recipe was hard but I chose one marked on a restaurant menu: a Tortilla de Morcilla, or Spanish Omelette with Blood Sausage.

Tortilla de Morcilla

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