Celebrate Season 2 of ‘Only Murders in the Building’ and make some Dip

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The show ‘Only Murders in the Building’ reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’. The show looks into other people’s apartments and bit by bit you learn more about their lives. As a viewer, you get involved, invested, and need to find out what will happen next. The art deco animation for the intro titles is also reminiscent of old films, well I think it is.

Learn about the Art of the Arconia

DID YOU KNOW
Sesason 1 of ‘Only Murders in the Building’ was the most watched show on Hulu

I just love Selena Gomez’s outfit from the first season of Only Murders in the Building

What are Only Murders in the Building about?

Only Murders in the Building is an American mystery-comedy streaming television series created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman. The ten-episode first season premiered on Hulu on August 31, 2021. The plot follows three strangers played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, who share an obsession with a true-crime podcast. After a suspicious death in their affluent Upper West Side apartment building, the Arconia, the three neighbors decide to start their own podcast about their investigation of the death, which the police ruled a suicide.” Wikipedia.

I loved the show and have been waiting eagerly for season 2. It is so cleverly written, acted, and a well-cast show. A joy to watch!

Have you ever thought there might be secret things hidden in the opening titles? If you have, well you were right. Brian Cronin from Pop Culture References has a complete list of all of the opening titles Easter Eggs from Only Murders in the Building Season 1.

One of the Hardy Boy books from Tim Kono’s apartment

Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building starts 28th of June 2022

Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage in Season 2. Charles is shocked at being accused of murder.
Martin Short as Oliver Putnam in season 2 and not happy about being accused of murder.
Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora having her photo taken at the police station in season 2. It is not looking good for Mabel having blood over her shirt.

Oliver, who is played by Martin Short exclusively eats dips. “I haven’t had a real entree in years,” he proudly shares. “It’s all containers and fingers.”

While Oliver (Martin Short), Mabel (Selena Gomez), and Charles (Steve Martin) attended the body corporate meeting to discuss the recent murder and there were a bunch of dips for the residents. Oliver decided to take them all as he declared it a meal and why waste it!

Celebrate Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building while eating dip!

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    Spicy Sesame Guacamole ready to eat

    Spicy Sesame Guacamole

    INGREDIENTS

    • 4 medium ripe avocados, peeled and pitted (or 1 pack of frozen avocado pieces thawed)
    • 2 limes juiced
    • 2- 4 green onions, coarsely chopped, plus extra for garnish (if you have fewer avocados use less onion.
    • 4 tbsp. chopped coriander
    • 2 tsp. chilli garlic paste
    • 1 tsp. soy sauce
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1/4 tsp. sesame seeds
    Toasted sesame seeds on the Spicy Sesame Guacamole

    DIRECTIONS

    1. In a large bowl, mash avocados and lime juice with a fork or potato masher to desired consistency, leaving some chunks. Stir in green onions, coriander, chilli garlic paste, soy sauce, and salt.

    2. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately with tortilla chips or crackers. You can make it ahead. Make sure to place plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole to prevent browning and refrigerate.

    Beetroot Houmous

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 cup Chickpeas cooked
    • 1 medium Beetroot
    • 2 cloves of Garlic
    • 1 tbsp Lemon juice 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • Water to thin out
    Cutting up the beetroot

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Step 1: Cut up beetroot and cook in a pot with a little water over medium heat. Cook till soft. Cool down the beetroot before starting step 2.

    Step 2: In a food processor, place chickpeas and cooked beetroot and process for one minute or until smooth. Add garlic, lemon juice, cumin powder, salt and process adding water to thin the mixture out.

    Step 3: Refrigerate or enjoy immediately. The dip should last for a week in an airtight container.

    Beetroot Houmous

    Roasted Eggplant Dip

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 large eggplant
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 1/2 Spanish onion, quartered
    • 1/2 cup parsley
    • 4 slices of bread
    • Olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to season

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C.
    Step 2: Cut the eggplant in half and place it on a baking tray, cut side up. Bake in the oven until the eggplant is brown and soft.
    Step 3: Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes before peeling back the skin of the eggplant from the soft flesh. (Don’t wait too long to peel off the skin or else it will be stuck).
    Step 4: Purée all ingredients in a food processor for 60 seconds before drizzling in the olive oil. You’ll need to add the olive oil slowly and add just enough to bring all the ingredients together into a thick paste. Season with salt and pepper and blitz again.
    Step 5: Serve with bread or crackers.

    Eggplant cut and ready to cook

    Roasted Pumpkin & Cumin Houmous

    INGREDIENTS

    500g pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into 3cm pieces 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
    1 garlic clove, crushed
    1 tbsp ground cumin
    2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil
    Chopped fresh continental parsley, to serve Crackers or bread to serve

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Bake for around 30-35 minutes, until the pumpkin is soft. Set aside for around 20 minutes to cool down before you start the next step.
    Step 2: Process the pumpkin, chickpeas, garlic and cumin in a food processor until almost smooth. Add the lemon juice and process until well combined.
    Step 3: With the motor running, add the oil in a thin steady stream until smooth. Once done, transfer the hummus to a bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with crackers or bread.

    Enjoy the dips while you watch the new season of Only Murders in the Building.

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