It is no Picnic without a Great Sandwich!

During the cold winter months we dream about having a picnic outside by the lake or a beautiful park, as soon as the weather starts to get warmer. There are several summer favorites to take a picnic from simply delicious to gourmet delicious!
Here is one of my favorite sandwich recipe, just need to keep it cool: 

Egg Salad Sandwich

4 hard boiled eggs
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon Harissa (North African Chili Sauce)
1 red bell pepper - thinly sliced
1 cup arugula
6 slices Rye bread

Peel the eggs. In a bowl mash the eggs with a fork. Add salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, add mayonnaise, add Harissa and mix well. Add the mashed eggs to the seasoned mayonnaise. Mix well.
Take a slice of bread, spread the egg and mayonnaise mixture. Place some arugula and sliced red bell pepper. Place another slice of bread on top. Cut the sandwich diagonally into 4 finger sandwiches and serve. 


Rainbow Carrots - Dane County Farmer's Market Series

It has been such a joy to shop at the Farmers Market these days. Today I created a beautiful recipe for these amazing carrots. It is easy, delicious and beautiful....all the elements of White Jasmine philosophy in one nice little bundle. I love using the Harissa olive oil because it adds just the right depth of flavor while preserving the natural sweetness of the carrots. 

Rainbow Carrots
1 bunch colorful carrots, sliced
2 teaspoon Harissa Olive Oil
1 teaspoon whole cumin
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Heat the Harissa olive oil in a shallow frying pan.

Add cumin seeds when the oil is slightly warm. Add the sliced carrots and kosher salt. Saute everything for 5-7 minutes. Carrots will be cooked but remain crunchy. Add to any salad or serve as a side dish........there is nothing bland about it!