Tuesday, July 04, 2006

July Fourth Eats

These little cheese and herb phyllo pastries have yet to be baked, photos of the finished product later.

July 4th is American Independence Day. But I prefer to think of it as a holiday that celebrates self-determination and freedom. This July 4th liberate yourself from the expected and make something that is infused with your style--be it spicy, sweet, fruity or even a bit nutty. My effort is decidely cheesy.

If you need a little inspiration, here are some links to salads that are perfect for barbecues, picnics and all manner of July 4th parties.

Asian Style Slaw

Greek Style Salad

Herb Potato Salad

Spinach Fig Salad

Two Bean Salad

Happy Fourth of July!