Friday, August 2, 2013

FFwD - Tzatziki



This is a fabulous French Friday with Dorie.  It's not because of the weather in Melbourne today - after the most glorious week of warm weather we've had in ages, it turned today, and it is rainy and cold and windy.  No, it's because I have been on leave this week, spending time with my family who are visiting from Queensland.  It has been a wonderful week and I am sad that it has drawn to a close so quickly.

For FFwD this week, we had to make Tzatziki.  I was not excited about this, as I have only tasted commercially made tzatziki  that is sour and horrible.

However, this tzatziki was a revelation - it was creamy and smooth and very tasty with crackers.  I have a whole new perspective on tzatziki.  I substituted the dill for chives and left out the mint - I really don't think it mattered.

To see what the other Doristas/Doristos thought of this dish, visit the LYL section of the FFwD website.

16 comments:

Johanna GGG said...

great weather to have family visit from Queensland - and home made dips are so lovely - I am a fan of tzatziki whether from the shops or homemade but I don't have it often

Cher Rockwell said...

Yay for family and time off!
Vacation time is never long enough, is it?

Kari said...

Tzatziki isn't my favourite of dips but now you've made me wonder if that's due to never having it the right or homemade way. Glad you liked this anyhow!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

What a lovely presentation of your fresh tzatziki, there is nothing that comes close in taste to the homemade version of this Greek yoghurt dip/sauce.
How nice that you got to spend some time your family too last week!
Have a great weekend!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Ooh I must give this a go as I have loads of yogurt at home! I'm going to look for the recipe :)

Christy said...

Send some cloud and rain to Palm Springs please! We have two more months of 100+ temps before we start dipping into the 90's. This was really refreshing and creamy. Perfect for warm weather.

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes said...

I agree that it´s a revelation, a great one!

Diane Balch said...

Store bought tzatziki can be really bad, so glad you've been won over by the good stuff.

Betsy said...

Don't you love visiting with family? Even better when they come to you. I'm glad to hear you made an unexpected discovery with homemade tzatziki. Love when that happens.

Liz Berg said...

How wonderful the weather cooperated and you had a beautiful week while your family visited. I'm so glad you enjoyed Dorie's tzatziki, too :)

yummychunklet said...

Have a great vacation!

Marcellina In Cucina said...

And I have only ever tasted the homemade version which I love. I'm glad you loved it too! It's so easy and tasty. Enjoy the visit from your family!

The Caked Crusader said...

It is amazing how something you think you don't like you suddenly realise you do when you have a good homemade one.

Amy said...

Love Tzatziki with crackers! :) What a fun French Friday with Dorie this week!

tricia s. said...

So glad to hear you enjoyed time off with family. A great combo. And all the better with Dorie's tzatziki ! Yes, FFWD has definitely gotten us to try a few things we thought were not going to fly- so fun when we turn into converts.

Kathy said...

So nice to have time with family. The tzatziki looks yummy…perfect presentation!