yogurt, cucumber, and rose petal dip

topped with walnuts and dried rose petals

This lovely, chilled dip (possibly, my new favorite side dish) is made with plain Greek yogurt, diced cucumbers, raisins, fresh herbs, and chopped walnuts. It is the perfect accompaniment to grilled fish. It is also pretty amazing over toasted bread, topped with plenty of fresh dill. Of course, you might as well just eat it by itself.

thyme, mint, oregano, and dill

Further, I am happy to report that our oregano has survived. We transplanted some perennial herbs about a month ago. I decided that it would be a good idea to divide the oregano into three small sections to promote a linear, even growing pattern. (Just to note: I still back this decision.) The sections were looking pretty sickly for a while, but have made an impressive comeback in the past few weeks. Check out the photos. Not bad, actually.

oregano, section #2
June 3, 2012

oregano, section #2
June 30, 2012

Our dill in the other herb garden is also coming along. It might not be as tall as we had hoped by now, but it’s growing pretty decently. Perhaps we might be using too much?

June 30, 2012

June 3, 2012

I have completed 27 of Batmanglij’s 268 recipes. Percentage complete: 10.07%


  1. the herbs have really grown in 27 days! Impressive!

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