Broccoli Salad

I’m going to call this broccoli salad “Rescue Me From My Brazier Kitchen, Khione.” Khione is the Greek god of snow and winter. Well, one can dream, right? It’s late-June, it’s 28-degrees Celsius, my kitchen window faces due southeast, and it’s 35-degrees under the shade of my cooker’s extractor fan. And what I’d like to…

Pineapple and Prawn Salad

When I was on holiday in Hawaii, we went to the Dole Plantation. We packed up the kids, popped them into strollers with snacks and bottles of water, and off we went with the promise of a train trip. Emma was dressed in coordinated shades of pink; she was ready. Ethan was watching Micky Mouse…

How To Dry Lettuce Leaves

No Salad Spinner? No Problem. I don’t have a salad spinner. I don’t want a salad spinner. I don’t have room in my kitchen for a salad spinner. So what’s a girl who loves her salads to do? Do it free, do it fast, and do it the Misky way! Misky Method: Rinse your lettuce…

Rufus Guide to The Perfect Marriage

(or) Potato, Beans and Asparagus Salad Voilà! No more leftover boiled potatoes in the fridge. The dog will have to suffer through dry dog food tonight because I’ve used all the leftover ones in this delicious salad that you’ll find over at Rufus’s Guide “The Perfect Marriage.” I also ran out of green beans, so…

He Says It Is The Best Salad Dressing Ever

That’s what my husband said when he tasted April Bloomfield’s Lemon Caper Salad Dressing. This salad dressing is nothing short of gasp-inducing pleasure. Really. No, I mean really. It’s dead easy to prepare, and even though the recipe suggests it be used within an hour of preparation (refrigerated), I found that it keeps well for…

Mung Bean Sprouts

52-Week Salad Challenge and Mung Bean Sprout’sekeers I’m having fun sprouting things. If socks could sprout, I’d probably be soaking those, too. Welcome to a new challenge: The 52-Week Salad Challenge. Four days ago Monica Shaw inspired me to sprout mung beans. I mean look at this photo on her blog that she took this…

Green With Envy Salad Dressing

The corner of my cupboard that’s designated as “that’s where all my dried herbs go” is packed so tight with mismatched, odd shaped glass jars that the whole mess of them are ready to tumble to the worktop when I open the cupboard door. And then I went out and bought more to make Monica…