Friday, June 12

Texas Caviar Recipe (and the Giveaway Winner too!)

Our daughter Kaitlyn was here for a family dinner on Sunday.  She is a really great cook and brought along a dish for her vegetarian sister Alina, who was home for an all too brief visit.  She said it is called Texas Caviar and she served it with tortilla chips. Everyone loved it!  It would even be good for those of you who are on gluten free diets if you use lentil chips or gluten free tortilla chips.   

Here is her recipe and the picture, taken with her iPhone, which turns out a surprisingly great photo:

Texas Caviar - a Vegetarian and Gluten Free Treat
Texas Caviar 


1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 orange pepper
1 jalapeno
1 red onion

Mix in:
1 can of Shoestring Corn
1 can of Pinto Beans
1 can of Black-eyed Peas

Boil in pot:
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
Once cooled, mix the liquid into the veggies and stick in fridge overnight.

Serve with your favorite dippin' chips and enjoy!


We had quite a great turnout for the Kaffe Fassett Log Cabin Quilt Kit giveaway here last week!

That is all because Cynthia of "Quilting is More Fun Than Housework" started a new Orphan Adoption Linky Party for adopting out your languishing orphan projects.  She says that 12 projects changed hands to be given new life, most of which will be used for charities. Isn't that wonderful?  Cyndy is going to hold this party again, so keep an eye on her blog, scout your oldies but goodies, and prepare to join in the fun this Autumn!

I could not be more moved and inspired than I am by all the wonderful commenters who entered the drawing here on BuzzinBumble.  So many generous and caring people shared the charities they quilt for.  It just leaves me in utter awe of the good that they do for others!  I am so pleased to have been able to pass on a project that left me feeling Guilty instead of Quilty.  Now whenever I think about it I will be filled with gladness instead.   
So thank you!  I wish I could send something to every one of you.  

Instead I relied on Mr. Random Generator to pick a winner, a task that would have been impossible otherwise:

The winner is...
Commenter #27, Lauren Deel, whose wonderful website is Charlotte's gRace for a Cure   

These are gorgeous blocks! And the Log Cabin is on my quilting bucket list in short order. :) A few years ago, I started a little charity group doing a quilt auction every spring to benefit brain tumor research. (My daughter has been living with a brain tumor for the past 4.5 years.) I didn't do the auction this spring, but hope to do it again next year. Thanks for the giveaway!

Congratulations Lauren!  I'll be in touch by email.   

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  1. Texas Caviar is so pretty! Love the colors! (I bet it tastes good too.)

  2. Looks delicious! I'll have to give it a try! Hope everyone had a grand time together. Sounds like you did. ;)

  3. That dip looks fantastic! Congratulations to Lauren.

  4. Congrats to Lauren. Thank you for the recipe. It looks super yummy and perfect for a hot weather meal!

  5. Hurray for Lauren! I know she will be pleased and give your quilt a wonderful home. You are such an angel for putting that project up for adoption and for all your support during the event!

  6. Congrats Lauren! That Texas Caviar looks so good. Could you tell me what shoe string corn is?

    1. Hi Lynn! Thanks!
      I'm answering you here, because others might want to know the same thing.
      Shoestring Corn is a canned corn, with very sweet baby corn type kernels. You could probably also substitute fresh or frozen baby corn.

  7. That's the kind of recipe I love. Especially for lunch. It must be delicious with the apple cider vinegar. I use it in many dishes but never thought of adding it to salad/salsa.
    This caviar looks like a salad or a salsa... so I pinned it in my Salad Board. Thank you! And I wish you a delicious weekend!

  8. Congratulations, Lauren!
    There sure are a lot of generous and loving quilters out there.... as we can see from your replies. That is heart-warming to know!

  9. This sounds very good, thanks for sharing! Yay Lauren, I'm so happy she won!!!

  10. That looks so delicious!! The colours are beautiful. Must make one of these days. Thank you so much for the recipe.


  11. Oh, this looks delicious, you are making me hungry now!

  12. This looks yummy. Our local caviar is eggplant roasted and mashed with tahini paste. We are all in rich in our own way :-)

  13. So glad Lauren won!! The recipe looks delicious!

  14. Yummy recipe and congrats to Lauren....though I'm still drooling over your wonderful win! LOL!! Enjoy!

  15. Great cause; yay for Lauren and the monies it will raise for brain tumours. Thanks for the delicious-looking recipe; we have a schwack of peppers in the fridge at this moment and I can easily grab a jalapeno and a red onion, and make this! "feeling guilty instead of quilty" snort, you have the best phrases, my friend.

  16. I just had to stop by and see what Lara B is up to these days. The recipe looks fabulous! I must try it.

  17. Hey, Texas Caviar looks really great. We'll have to give that a try.

  18. This looks really delicious! A MUST try for this summer! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Oh this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  20. Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  21. Thank you for the recipe! Looks fabulous, I am making it this weekend!

  22. This looks really good. I have pinned it to my Pinterest board.