Fast food and Tom Crusie, who could resist?
It does exactly what it says on the box.
Anyway, the fast food.
You will need a large glass bowl.
Tray of feta cheese. about twenty cubes.
Two green peppers, one red.
Tin of pipless black olives.
Three good sized spring onions or red onions.
Four/five ripe tomatos
Three cloves of garlic.
Okay. Dressing first:
Pour 4 large table spoons of olive oil into a cup or glass, add the juice of two lemons, (it will look like frog spawn in the glass, don't worry) Add a tea spoon of sugar, a good pinch of freshly ground black pepper and two to three good pinches of cumin.
Now the main:
Slice up your peppers and lightly fry them with the garlic. Don't brown them, just soften.
Slice and dice up tomato into small pieces, slice and dice up onions, drain and then add the black olives and mix with gusto in the bowl. Add feta cheese, toss.
Get spoon and stir dressing until well mixed, pour over salad. Wrap cling film over the top and leave it in the fridge for ten minutes while you make a quick pesto.
Get crunchy bread from press, tear into chunks, put in bowl.
Hand full of sun dried tomatos, small tea spoon of basil, 2 table spoons of olive oil, clove of garlic, throw into bowl and blend quickly with hand held blender. Hey presto, pesto!
Remove salad, Open bottle of chilled white wine, kiss Paramour- who had just returned sweaty and victorious from football- remove salad from fridge, sit down and scoff the lot.
See, fast food, fatmammycat style.
UPDATE: more news of the Duke Lacrosse rape scandal.
A Duke University lacrosse team captain became the third player indicted in the rape scandal Monday and the first to speak out, blasting the charges against him as "fantastic lies."
"I look forward to watching them unravel in the weeks to come," said David Evans, a just-graduated 23-year-old economics major from Bethesda, Md., who was one of four team captains.
At a news conference, Evans was backed by other players and his mother, Rae Evans, a Washington lobbyist who is the chairwoman of the Ladies Professional Golf Association board of directors.
The charges followed a March 13 party at an off-campus house, where a 27-year-old black student at nearby North Carolina Central University told police she was raped and beaten by three white men after she and another woman were hired as strippers.
Evans also proclaimed the innocence of sophomores Reade Seligmann, 20, of Essex Fells, N.J., and Collin Finnerty, 19, of Garden City, N.Y., who were indicted last month on the same charges.
District Attorney Mike Nifong said he did not expect any more indictments in the case, saying the three players facing charges were the only ones implicated by the evidence.
Defense attorneys have insisted all the players are innocent, citing DNA tests they say found no match between any of the team's white players and the accuser.
Evans' attorney, Joseph Cheshire, said the accuser identified Evans with "90 percent certainty" during a photo lineup. Cheshire said the accuser told police she would be 100 percent sure if Evans had a mustache something he said his client has never had.
Evans turned himself in after the news conference. Cheshire said he expected his client to be released later Monday.
Evans, who lived at the house where the party was held, was indicted on charges of first-degree forcible rape, sexual offense and kidnapping. In the past, he had been cited for a noise ordinance violation and alcohol possession.
He said that he and his roommates helped police find evidence at the house, and that he gave investigators access to his e-mail and instant messenger accounts. He said that his offer to take a lie-detector test was rejected by authorities, and that he later took one on his own and passed.