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 Make Chicken Véronique

Easy Chicken Véronique (Creamy Chicken with Grapes) Serves 1 (Easily doubled, tripled, etc.) Ingredients1 boned, skinless chicken breast1 tablespoon (10 g) butter or low-fat margarine1/2 small onion, finely chopped1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon110ml (4 fl oz) (1/2C) dry white wine or chicken brothHandful white seedless grapes, sliced1 tablespoon single cream (not optional; it’s not Véronique without…

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…

How-To Make Tartar Sauce

When I was in high school, there was a small café across the street from the bus stop that sold the best French fried potatoes (chips) and homemade tartar sauce that I’ve ever tasted (then and/or now!). This recipe is the closest I’ve come to replicating their tartar sauce. And to this day I still…

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…

Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing

I love the flavour of Ranch-style salad dressing, and now I can make it whenever I want thanks to Monica Shaw’s recipe … that I tweaked only a tiny bit.

Danish Sennepsmel (Fish Mustard Powder for Sauce)

I recently sent a friend a packet of Danish Sennepsmel (mustard powder) without translating the recipe in to English. Danish mustard sauce is traditionally served with poached cod. It’s intensely hot but that can be adjusted by either adding less powdered mustard seed or more broth. I use sennepsmel is all manner of foods. You…