Monday, August 19, 2013

Proprietary, Sunday dinner and the first sip

- Whiskers, the shop cat at the antique shop I like to stop in at on Saturday mornings after my walk in Lilburn, Georgia.  He ran to greet me when I walked in the bell tinkling front door, and accompanied me to the counter, where I chatted with the owner.  He looks downright proprietary in this photo.

- It mostly rained this weekend, so I got in the kitchen a little.  I mention this salad all the time, but I don't think I ever photographed it.  I love the vibrant colors of this Chopped Greek Salad and love to make it.  It's as good as it looks, especially topped with feta cheese.  I like to substitute a yellow or orange bell pepper for the green one suggested in the recipe - for more color.

- And it's still raining.  My favorite good thing of the morning so far - that first sip of coffee.


Joanne said...

This pretty salad would make me so happy amidst all the rain!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. your salad looks delicious .. I forgot to get Feta cheese - must rectify that ..

Sounds like a peaceful weekend .. cheers Hilary

LL Cool Joe said...

Haha Whiskers cracks me up. What a Regal looking cat.

The salad looks good too.

Cloudia said...

What a delightful visit. Thanks for having us in.


happygirl said...

Coffee is often one of the things on my gratitude list. I recently read a blog telling me that drinking coffee is akin to using heroin. I'm never reading that blog again. yummmmm Greek salad with feta.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Whiskers looks like a sweetheart of a cat...So peaceful and thoughtful....Nothing like a darling Cat to lift you up!

That salad is BEAUTIFUL! And I bet it is Yummy....!

Lynn said...

Joanne -

It did make a bright spot. :)

Hilary -

Quiet and peaceful.

Joe -

He kept grabbing my hand with his paw when I petted him on the counter. He's fun.

Cloudia -

Thank you for coming by!

Lynn said...

happygirl -

It's my favorite first sip of the day. :)

Naomi -

I love that he is a shop cat. He just stays there and greets customers.

Riot Kitty said...

Whiskers is adorable! Red or yellow peppers taste better, too.

Elephant's Child said...

Whiskers is enchanting. I do like 'shop cats'. Our vet has five or six cats who wander around the waiting area, greeting the customers (animal and otherwise) and reclining on the counters. Which I love.

Lee said...

Hi Lynn...what beautiful looking cat that is.

I love Greek Salad...and that looks delicious!

Whitney said...

I hear you on the coffee!

TALON said...

Whiskers is definitely comfy in the shop, Lynn! Yummmy - your salad looks so colorful and fresh!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

He is - he always remembers me now. :)

Yes - I don't much care for the green peppers.

Elephant's Child -

That's awesome about the vet clinic. That shows a kind vet, too.

Lee -

Me, too - try it if you can.

Lynn said...


Good to see you here. Yes - I do love it and know you do, too. :)

Talon -

Whiskers kind of rules that shop. :)

Leonora said...

We still have plenty of warm days left for me to serve that yummy looking salad. The kalamatta olives and feta cheese are my favorite ingredients.

Lynn said...

Leonora -

Yay - I'm glad you'll make it. I like to put a slice of feta on the side of it. So good.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Yep, Whiskers does look in charge! Pretty too-
Enjoy the rain- ours skipped out n dried up today. We need it. Sure beats last year's drought for you! That is a very pretty salad-