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Have a break, have a … Summer salad

August 14, 2007

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Ouf! Finally, holiday time has come round for me (I’m fashionable late, not like the rest of the Parisians who have escaped the city like rats fleeing a sinking boat). I’ve headed home to the UK to soak up some English sunshine (only kidding!), more like to eat some good home cooked food (Sunday roast, malay curry, full breakfast….) and then I’m off to the Austrian mountains to yodel with Heidi and the ‘Milka’ cows… not quite, but you get the idea.

So I’m going to ‘love ya & leave ya’ for a couple of weeks with this refreshing little number. This salad has all the Summer sunshine components. Juicy sweet watermelon, salty creamy feta and tangy jewel like black olives…..mmmmmm yum yum yum. On top of that this must be one of the healthiest recipes I have done in a long while. So tuck in!!!

I’ll be back in full swing with lots of yummy little tit bits for you. A la rentrée (transl. until September) as the Frenchies say!

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Summer salad: Watermelon & feta salad

1 kg watermelon, peeled & deseeded
1 bunch of parsley (if you don’t like parsley, leave it out), washed
200g feta cheese
150g black olives, preferably pitted
pepper

Make sure the watermelon is well chilled before serving (makes the salad more refreshing). Chop the watermelon into large cubes. Add to the bowl with the olives and chopped or torn parsley. Mix gently. Crumble the feta cheese on top and finish with some freshly ground pepper.

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A feisty sweet & spicy salmon salad

April 15, 2007

Sweet & Spicy Salmon salad

Thursday night my friend was playing some old show tunes on the piano at Hôtel Sers, so I went along to lend some moral support with a few friends. While sipping a very delicious apple martini (definitely shaken not stirred with a small slither of lemon peel) I asked them ‘If you were a type of food/dish, what would you be?’. Now unlike asking ‘What’s your favourite meal?’ this one isn’t as easy to answer. I’m no psychologist (although I’m a not bad amateur one) I find that it usually reveals the person’s culture, their background and their perception of themselves. The very famous Jean Brillat-Savarin once said ‘Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are”. Nobody said ‘Baked beans on toast’ (no English bachelor present ;-))

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Crunchy apple, carrot and walnut salad

November 13, 2006

Crunchy apple, carrot and walnut salad

« An apple a day keeps the doctor away » as they say. This salad was really inspired by the lovely walnuts I got from of a french friend’s garden and some leftover apples I found rolling around in the bottom of my fridge. Fresh walnuts are often a bit soft when you open them, so dry roast them in a pan for a couple of minutes. This will crisp them up and also release a stronger walnut aroma. Make sure you choose hard apples (otherwise you’ll end of with a mushy result) and crunchy carrots

Whisk together oil, vinegar and orange juice. Pour over mixed together carrots and apples. Sprinkle walnuts. Serve.