Something Myra might make at home...


* 2 lbs beef or lamb cut into 1" cubes (I use lamb)
* 12 cherry tomatoes or tomato wedges
* 1 tsp. black pepper
* 1 tsp. oregano
* 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
* 6 Tbs. Olive oil * 2 medium onions, quatered
* 2 medium green peppers, cut into 1" pieces
* 12 fresh mushrooms
* 4 Tbs. Lemon juice
* salt to taste


This recipe takes two days. On the first day, prepare the meat and marinate.
On the second day, prepare the veggies and cook.
Place meat in a bowl. In a small bowl, combine black pepper, garlic andoregano and sprinkle mixture over meat. Mix well to coat.
In a blender, combine lemon juice and olive oil and blend. Pour over meat,cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, brush onions and green pepper with olive oil and sprinkle withsalt and pepper to taste. Thread meat and veggies, alternating, on toskewers. Barbecue on grill, being careful not to overcook. Use remainingmarinate to bush on while cooking. Before serving, sprinkle with salt andfresh lemon juice.

Serve on flat bread with tzatziki.


The secret to this is to remove all the liquid possible from the cucumbers.
Olive oil can be used to cut the garlic taste. This also makes a greatappetizer with bread for dipping.
* 1 16oz. container of sour cream
* 2 medium to large cucumbers
* 6 small cloves of garlic, finely minced (or less)
* Salt and pepper to taste
* Olive oil (Optional)


Peel cucumbers and cut into quaters. Using a spoon, remove all seeds anddiscard them.
Grate cucumbers to on medium sized grater. Taking small amounts of gratedcucumbers, squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Continue until allcucumber is squeezed.
Lay out a double-layer of paper towels on the counter. Place grated cucumberon one end, and fold other end over. Press down. Flip paper towels over andpress again. When paper towel becomes wet, replace with fresh paper towels,and repeat process until virtually all liquid has been removed.
Remove cucumber from paper towel and place in a bowl. Peel garlic and cutoff hard end. Chop garlic until finely minced, then add to cucumber.
Open sour cream. Using lid as a holder, drain off excess liquid and add tocucumber and garlic. Mix and add salt and oil until smooth and blended.Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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