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Salami Dip & The Beach


We had soo much fun at the ocean, Pacific Beach to be exact. I love PB because it is tiny and quite. It is like one block to the beach and one block to the like four shops. Each morning I would get up early, walk to the (new, styling) coffee shop in my nightie (which was cute pink pants with tea pots and a grey hoodie and silver tennis-shoes) get a HOT mocha and go walk across the street onto the foggy beach. There was hardly anyone else around. We just spent our days hanging out on the beach. There is not much else to do but that is why I like it. Where else can you walk down the middle of the street in you nightie and feel perfectly normal !!!

The one thing I hate about PB is there is no grocery stores, just a mini-mart. So you have to bring in everything. We rented a little cabin with it's own kitchen, I cooked ahead and hit Grocery Outlet for cheap, organic junk-food. But the big hit I made is a salami dip/spread. I served it with raw veggies and cracker. But I spread it on romain lettuce leaves and it was deli-sh. You can make a bates, keep it in the fridge and scoop out a bit as you want it. By the way the fancy houses below is Seabrook (down the hwy.) I am already to go back !!!
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Salami Dip

I block, 8oz. of cream cheese

1 cup of mayo

a generous 1/2 cup of finely chopped salami, do not use the pre-sliced salami, get one big piece.

1 garlic clove, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

one jar of marinated artichoke hearts, drained, you can also use 1/3 cup olives

In a food processer cream, cream cheese one minutes. Add mayo, salami, garlic, salt and pepper. Process another minute until it all comes together and the salami is chopped up a bit more. You probably will have to scrap the sides a few times. Add artichoke heats and push a few times to mix in artichokes, but keep them still a little chunky.



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I have probably never been sad while at the beach. PB looks like a place I'd never want to leave.


Your pictures are lovely and that dip sounds like something my family would enjoy,including me! Makes me WA homesick though.
Jill 00

Porch Days

Sounds like a dream vacation! I'm envious. So hot here that a foggy beach and ocean breezes sounds like heaven.

Sharon Lovejoy

AHHHH, PB, one of my favorite and most comforting places to be.

Last year my "Slumber Sisters" and I (they're my elementary school through now best friends) all stayed at the Centrella on Central.

Sending love to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island


oh wow! what a fun and relaxing vacation, don't you just love it? But yes, you are right, its always good to come home :)


Looks beautiful!! That dip sounds delicious, too!! I'm starving, I think...


Oh what a better combination then a beautiful place and tasty food. I am printing that recipe- sounds so good. Glad you had a great time.


I love Pacific Beach - one of my favorite places to visit!! The pictures were wonderful, I could almost smell the ocean and feel the sand between my toes!

The dip sounds heavenly - we are going camping this coming week-end, I know my kids would love this combination - thank you!



Love the photos! Looks like you had a relaxing and wonderful time!
Thanks for the peek!


Oooh Pacific Beach and Seabrook look like beautiful places. How lucky you are to have spent some time there!


Loved your pictures! What a gorgeous beach and house. I am definitely trying that salami dip for summer! I have never heard of such a recipe. :) Thank you!


So happy you had a wonderful time! The dip sounds amazing - I shall remember it for gatherings in the future. And thank you for sharing the montage of photos - everyone looks so happy. Theresa :)


What a great place Clarice!!
Love the dip recipe too!!
Have a great weekend,

Linda Colantino

Yum! This part of the coast looks lovely. I miss the beach, haven't been in so long. Shame on me!


Lovely pictues...I enjoy going to the ocean!
Thank you for sharing your recipe...looks yummy!


Lisa K

What fun! Wish I could've been there...but then you wouldn't have enjoyed the solitude! I want a beach vacation too- I love being mesmerized by the waves...

Gumbo Lily

Your get-away sounds like the perfect place. I like slow, slow, slow. Beautiful beach and pretty homes around there.

The recipe sounds SO good. I know I'd like it.


The Pleasures of Homemaking

That sounds so good (the dip and getting up in am to have something hot on a foggy beach)! I haven't even seen a beach in years. Anyway, I'm so glad you all had such a wonderful relaxing time.


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