Winter Salads

Winter and salads aren’t usual companions. Wind howling outside and rain coming at the window in horizontal sheets, the Thames over-topping its banks and flooding houses, the Levels have been flooded since Christmas. It’s a miserable winter, and a salad isn’t the first thing that comes to mind as ‘comfort food’. But take a look…

Cucumber and Grapes Salad

This is a refreshing little salad. There’s something about the colour green that’s refreshing to the eye, and it’s a nice change from the usual green salad leaves. I scooped out the seeds of the cucumber because they were quite large, but I don’t think I’ll be so fussy about that next time as the…

Today’s Lunch: Tuna with Lots of Roughage

Lunch’s today was healthy. I needed something like this because the weather has turned sluggish, and my body is following suit. If this was a game of cards, I’d call it ‘flushed’. The salad dressing is a tablespoon of mayonnaise thinned with the juice of half a lemon and some grated smoked garlic that I…

Today’s Lunch–A Bit of Salad

It’s the beginning of May, which means that it’s salad season again. Hurrah! I love salads. I love creating colour from bits of mixed and matched stuff hiding in the fridge, and since the house is crawling with workmen again, a salad was the easiest solution. This salad was lunch today, and it had a…

Tomato and Bread Salad

Tomato and Bread Salad This is a beautiful salad with flavour to match. It’s summer in a bowl. Allow the dressing to dance with the tomatoes and peppers for about an hour; the flavour will thank you. Don’t add the croutons until the last minute because they will slurp up all the dressing and go…

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…

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…

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…