ICEBERG LETTUCE WITH FETA AND GARLIC DRESSING

Day 4 of 365 salads : winter Feeding a crowd, weekend barbecues, picnics in the park; this salad is a winner.  Simply plate up and dress when ready to serve, or better still, put the dressing in a small jug and let guests help themselves. Caveat: the dressing is so yummy, make plenty! Lettuce has…

GRILLED ZUCCHINI WITH FRESH RICOTTA

Day 3 of 365 salads: winter Think zucchinis and we think of summer gardens trailing with zucchini plants and yellow zucchini flowers.  however, although winter,  we still have plentiful local zucchinis due to the late mild weather. This salad is so easy the kids can take over in the kitchen. Serve with slow roast lamb…

FRENCH GREEN BEAN, ROAST WALNUT AND GOAT CURD SALAD

Day 2 of 365 salads: winter Bright sunshine , a 3 degree winters morning and an early morning walk along the beach path juggling along with joggers, dogs, bike riders and walkers followed by coffee and we have the perfect start to Sunday. Too cold for salad…..never! Team this one up with lemon, thyme chicken…

AMAZING SALADS, ONE FOR EACH DAY OF THE YEAR

Be brave, be adventurous, whats in the fridge, the garden, herb pots and in the markets? There’s always more than lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber.Am I crazy, can I make a different salad every day for a year?  Full time study, zenning out in yoga , barre classes,  walking an over exuberant puppy and busy family……(aren’t…

SALAD NISCOISE WITH A TWIST

So often the old favourite recipes remain the most loved and cocoon us in comfort. My eldest grand daughter did a phone survey, with  everyone who is coming over for Christmas lunch, of their favourite Christmas day foods. The plan was to then devise a menu that would delight the oldest to the youngest. As always, the old favourites were…

BEAN THERE DONE THAT SALAD: tuna and cannellini bean, crunch salad

A quick, delicious, bean and tuna salad that ramps up any work lunch box in a nano second. Gluten, sugar and dairy free, a real winner! Everyone loves this salad; its yummy, portable, versatile and can be used over 2 days with freshness intact. Transport yourself to Italy with a bowl of this salad. Using…

CHILLI HONEY CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS AND CRUNCHY SLAW

Easy to make, economical, healthy, a crowd pleaser, honey chicken is always a winner.  Having trouble with fussy eaters, worry no more, this dish will have them scurrying to the dinner table on the first gong. I often made this for my girls when they were younger and now my grandchildren. In cooking classes, high school kids who…

COS SALAD WITH FRESH SALMON AND GOAT CURD

Home late, hungry, need a quick meal to enjoy as you, unwind for the day and have a quite chat over the soft flame of a candle. I have the perfect  recipe!   The chat over the soft light of a candle happened to be with one of my grand daughters and Mr 70’s. We had…

RED WINTER SALAD WITH TAHINI ORANGE DRESSING

Day 4 of 365 day: salads Colour, crunch and zing Let the sun shine in winter with this colourful salad palette. 19 seventiesgirl loves a salad. I took a whole lot of things out of the fridge and from the garden and made this amazing salad that would accompany any dish on a cold winters…