Skordalia is a thick purée common to Greek cuisine and is usually made by combining crushed garlic with potatoes, almonds or even stale bread. I have been making a white bean skordalia to serve as a replacement for mashed potatoes with our casserole style dishes.
In 2012 I was given some of the worst advice, if not the worst advice, I have ever received. The advice was from a SEO specialist and I call it #TheGiftThatKeepsOnGiving. You see, I didn’t ask for the advice, I won it, by being kind to a fellow blogger. That kindness has not repaid itself at all and day by day I am reminded about how much this person messed up my blog. First he caused all my posts to republish and subscribers by the dozen unsubscribed from my posts. He then messed up my unique URL’s for each post – something I am slowly sorting out still, 4 years down the line. I had ‘red’ posts that I have worked my way through, realizing his meta information was incorrect. And to top it all, the ‘alt’ tags he created and I perpetuated are also wrong. It seems like a secret world out there where people don’t want to share their knowledge. Getting your ‘alt’ tag correct on your photographs can turn ‘orange’ posts to ‘green’ for Google. Make sure that the alt tag you have on your photographs has your focus key word/s in it and do not use any punctuation! I use Yoast SEO plugin on WordPress, and I have learnt more from this than the SEO guru ‘taught’ me. Which SEO plugin do you use?
- 45mls lemon flavoured olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
- 20mls lemon juice
- 410g tin white beans, rinsed and drained
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- Place the olive oil into a small sauce pan
- Add the garlic and heat over a low temperature for 5 minutes
- Add the lemon juice and beans
- Blend using a stick blender until smooth
- Heat over a medium temperature
- Season to taste
- Add fresh herbs as a garnish if desired
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What I blogged April 11:
- three years ago – Pickled Ginger
- four years ago – Asian Salad Dressing
- five years ago – Sichuan Pepper Prawns