Friday, August 7, 2009

A Surprise Visit


Spring and Summer I love. You can catch me going barefoot all of the time.
A few years back when the new little kitten heels came out with their "flip flop"
styles out of leathers etc. I was all over that! Soo happy. The shoes in my
closet are mostly for summer. This is a new pair of old fashioned flip flops
from Old Navy... kind of too white. But my very fluffy white and aqua eyelet skirt
looks good with it for ~ for FUN :)

In honor of Summer and the Heat wave that we are about to get here in
Chicago {we have had ONLY one other heat wave all summer, it lasted just
7 days} I am making or rather "re-making" or doing a small twist on a recipe
from Ellie Krieger of the Food Network. She used tuna in a pouch and I
substituted left over grilled chicken. BUT I so want to try this with left over


Looks delicious and IS VERY delicious! Even my husband liked it and he
is specific on his sandwiches.

Mediterranean Tuna Wrap
{or grilled chicken or grilled salmon or...}
{Oh, geez, I also used a whole grain bread instead of the wrap}

  • 2 (6-ounce) cans chick light tuna in water, drained well*
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped calamata olives
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups pre-washed mixed greens(about 3 ounces each**
  • 4 whole-grain wrap breads (about 2 ounces each)***
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced

*Substitute grilled chicken, grilled salmon... , 1 - 1 1/2 cups cubed or flaked
**I used spinach
***I used whole grain wheat bread

In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Pour about 2/3 the dressing over the tuna mixture and toss to combine.
In a separate bowl , our the rest of the dressing over the greens and toss to combine.

Place some tuna salad onto each piece of wrap bread. Top with greens and tomato slices.
Roll wrap and serve.

I like this recipe for it forgoes the usual mayo or whipped condiment for a fresh and refreshing flavor on a H*O*T evening.
Here is my mix with the grilled chicken.


I did not have any olives and in my rush to get dinner on the table for the
restless native, I forgot the luscious tomato from my garden!

Oh MY!
I never let you know when the winner will be announced for the give away!!!
*see here for entering It will be this coming Monday, August 10.2009


Bon Appetit!
OH! If anyone sees the new movie Julie and Julia let me know how it was!



Katie said...

OK, I love how you just substitute what you have, and skip the olives that you don't have, and forget the tomato! You're my kind of cook.

Recipe looks so tasty -- will definitely try it, especially if we get the hot hot hot weather this weekend. I'm not happy to have hot hot weather, but I'm pleased as can be about this rain. The sound lulls me into sleepiness.

Bliss said...

Mary I LOVE LOVE your special weeks!!!
I have savored every post here and think the projects (and recipe) are so beautiful and fun!
I love the containers out of our pantry idea :) cute. And the seashell base for the ball....the banner to make with the kids (we had a pizza cookoff in our house had to be stuffed crust! Then the little one had to judge...poor him LOL)

I always thought Julia Childs was a man when I was little LOL!

Angela said...


Cute skirt and flip flops (and done up toes!) and Yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing. And THANKS for the sweet note at my blog. Loved your story of the table and tough times. They make it all that much sweeter. Soon you'll see my new red cushions. :)

Blessings to you - Angie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Mary,

I love your Summer look with your pretty white eyelet skirt and jandals.
Also thanks for sharing the lovely summer recipe, sounds delicious.

Enjoy your Summer.

Shanae said...

Mmmm... going to have to try this!
By the way, responding to the post about the little yellow bird on my blog, it was probably an American Goldfinch. Some people call them wild canaries. They love grass seeds and dandelion seeds (they find a lot of dandelion seeds in my backyard LOL). And yes, there is a Yellow Warbler! But they're yellow with a greenish/brownish tint to their backs and wings. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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I really love eating tuna and that Mediterranean Tuna Wrap looks so yummy!!!Thank you for posting its recipes and directions on how to make it. I will try making this at home.

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OMG!!! That Mediterranean Tuna Wrap looks so delicious. Thank you so much for posting its ingredients and directions on how to make it. I will surely try to make this at home. Have a great day!!!