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Charring tomatoes gives a flavour boost and adds a slight smokiness to the tomatoes without having them collapse. They can be made on the stovetop or in the oven. Simple to do, charred tomatoes are a great addition to salads, hot roasted vegetable salads, soups and on their own as a side dish. Why don’t…
The secret to pulling a meal together really quickly is to have prepared lots of bibs and bobs beforehand, so that there is always inspiration in the fridge. Toppings for soups, ingredients for salads, pastes and sauces, for stirfries, things to be mixed into batters and doughs, chopped herbs, frozen and dehydrated bits, stocks, juices,…
A perfect way to get more goodness into your diet
A simple salad that moderates the tang of raw onion yet keeps its zip. Perfect for BBQs or curries.
There is nothing like a good Gado-Gado – an Indonesian dish with a spicy peanut sauce. Make it at home for that special taste.
Aaah, Beetroot, the King of Vegetables. The colour of the beets is so delectable.
Just a gorgeous way of cooking and serving roasted vegetables. A colourful Spanish version of the French ratatouille.
I think it was my daughter who first alerted me to this salad, and what a cracker it is. It is worth the visit to your local Asian grocery and food market to get these unusual ingredients. Enjoy!
Pottering in The Kitchen today, I had a little more time so brought together Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem Artichoke recipe from his book Plenty.
A yoghurt side dish or salad from South India.
This is how we made our mayonnaise as I was growing up. Sweetish, tangy and lovely, it was a delight to find it again in my archives.
My dear mother, who is no longer physically with us, made this often. It is a stunner, from her German roots. A family favourite.
What is better than roast pumpkin? A Roast Pumpkin Salad! Use butternut or jap pumpkin if you can, or a flavourful pumpkin or squash that can be roasted. This is a gorgeous salad.
This is SO delicious. SO delicious.
Cucumbers are a little under-rated in this household, yet they make beautiful salads (and incredible juices!). Meet two wonderful cucumber salads.
Life is to be lived joyously! And so to another cold soup, this time from Spain. Long ago, this was almost a weekly ritual in our place. Visitors always received a bowl in summer!
So long ago, this recipe was unusual. It is interesting to see how common the more Asian style dressings and dipping sauces are some 10 years later.
Classic Tomato Salads are always a winner. Here is how to make them, and to vary them from day to day. Enjoy!
What a beautiful result from changing out the non veg items in a salad with Tofu. You may need to visit an Asian Grocery to locate some of the ingredients.
This bag of exquisite cumquats lasted and lasted, being turned into everything that I could think of. They were a joy.