on wednesday my mom wanted to stop by Shaloha to pick up some pita and hummus.  This is a shop on waialae near city mill, across the street from st. louis drive in, where the laundromat and subway is.

she had some of their hummus and pita at a farmers market and said it was soooooo good and we should get some!  i was pretty excited- mediterranean and middle east and indian foods are some of the things that i will always spend money on because i don't know how to make any of it myself.
the shop smelled really good and they gave a free sample of the pita.

i ate the hummus on my coffee break at work later... and was SEVERELY DISAPPOINTED.  it was absolutely bland.  even sabra grocery store corporate hummus tasted better than this.  man, i really want to support local businesses and i really tried to like it but i eating this hummus was like the equivalent to eating cold paste.  :(

maybe it was a bad batch?  they forgot salt? and garlic? and seasonings?!  maybe it wasn't mixed good?  maybe i should have got the hot sauce they offered and mixed it in?  maybe i've been eating bad hummus my whole life and this is how its supposed to taste?  i just don't know. :(

i will give them another chance... maybe it was a fluke.  and i will definitely try some of their plate lunches (i'm a sucker for falafel).  because the bright side of this purchase was definitely the pita!  it was light, not tough, and pillowy.  and it had a nice flavor.  i think it would be good with other foods!  if only i didn't have to eat it with the bland hummus at work. :(  i'll report back if i have something else from there.  i really want to like this place, hopefully this was just a bad batch.

as for the remainder of my hummus container, i think i'll doctor it myself with some garlic and lemon and togarashi shichimi.  doesn't that sound good?   yes, it needs all those things.  it was that bland. :(

speaking of home made food stuffs, i made quiche with @wild_twinkies on tuesday.  spinach, mushroom bacon quiche.  it was pretty good.

tiny cats!

if you want to try yourself, use A LOT of butter.  like, a whole stick of butter.  it stops the cheeeeeze from sticking to your frying pan.  sweat a diced onion in the butter and then add frozen spinach and bacon.  then add cheeeeze.  cheddar and feta.  when it's pretty melty, put it in a pie crust (we used a premade frozen one because we lazy) and add 2-4 beaten eggs.  put it in the oven for 15 min, top it off with a little more cheddar and lay sliced mushrooms on top.  bake 40 more minutes and... TA DA!  a quiche!  easy, cheeeeezey, and tastey.

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