Marinated Herb Feta
How great is marinated herb feta? I keep wanting to say ferb heta. I don’t know why either. It’s such a great and easy peasy starter. It’s also great as part of a mezze.
I love cheese. That may be obvious from some of my posts! I have always been a cheese board person. I love the variety of cheese that we have access to, I love crudités and fruits and dips. I just love it all. I remember just after i got married, someone popped in to ours and we had nothing to serve them but a cheese board. In some ways, that is actually kinda cool. What isn’t cool is that we didn’t have anything else. You know like normal stuff. She only popped in for five minutes and was confronted with a platter of cheese and crackers.
Marinated herb feta is great in salads, great with pitta bread, great in omelettes and great in pastries and pies. Hello, sigara borek, spanakopita?! It is also great baked (OMG it is so good baked) like in this recipe. What’s more, it is inexpensive. I use greek feta which is usually made from sheeps milk and like many others is salty, tangy and crumbly. If you are not using the feta within 12 hours, please pop it in the fridge. It will go off and stink otherwise.
How are we this morning? Last night, my phone decided to conk out. I just couldn’t get it to switch on. After trying every wire and every plug in the house, i admitted defeat and resolved to make my way to the Apple store in the afternoon. What was strange is that my phone wouldn’t switch on at all, but SIRI would randomly ask me how it could help me, like a possessed blank screened weirdo. I was like, ‘switch on honey. That might help.’ To which he replied ‘That is rude..’ or something along those lines. I may have said another word instead of ‘honey’. Anyway recently, (I know I’m late and i know it’s kinda obvious) i have discovered that you can literally just type problems into google (why won’t my dumb iPhone switch on) and get pretty accurate results. So this morning, i asked google what was up with my phone. Apparently i had to hold the home and on/off button at the same time and voila. It just came on like nothing had happened. I just don’t trust it anymore though. Once burnt and all that. Cut me deep. It won’t ever be the same again. You can’t just cut yourself out of my life and then jump back when you feel like it IPHONE face.
Has anyone been watching Very British Problems. I laugh all the way through it because i recognise all of those issues and by the way, all my life i thought it was just me that was that awkward and flustered.
I have been missing my pops (late father in law) a lot lately. Grief comes in bursts and is sometimes overwhelming. Recently i spoke with my friend who lost her mother very suddenly, earlier this year. I can’t begin to understand what she is going through. They were like best friends. The pain and grief she described sounded agonising. Needless to say after our conversation, I bawled my eyes out.
The last thing i want to say is that, i really really really appreciate the support i am getting from you guys. The messages are so encouraging and they really keep me going. I think we all have a tendency to over analyse and think we aren’t that great and when i hear from you, i know that i must be doing something right. I have a way to go before i am ‘perfect’ at this food blogging thing but i can see huge improvements since i first started and that makes me feel warm inside.
- 200g feta cheese chopped into 1 inch cubes (I use greek)
- 375 ml olive oil
- 3 - 4 sprigs rosemary
- 2 tsp thyme leaves
- 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- In a deep bowl or sterilised jar, add the feta, rosemary, thyme, red chilli flakes and black pepper.
- Top with the olive oil until the feta blocks are submerged in the oil.
If you are not using the feta within 12 hours, it will need to be refrigerated preferably in a sterilised air tight jar. It will keep for 2 weeks.
The nutrition label has not been included here as it is impossible to determine how much oil is absorbed into the cheese, per portion.