Salads

Crunchy carrot, cress & cabbage salad

August 26, 2009

  Anybody who’s a fan of Terry Pratchett’s wonderful Discworld series of novels will be familiar with the witches Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg.  Granny Weatherwax has the nifty power of “Borrowing”, the art of overlaying her mind on the mind of another creature, like an owl or even once a beehive, so as to see through its […]

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Warm potato salad with red onion, dill and wholegrain mustard

February 15, 2009

  Some things are just better warm. The weather. Bread. Feet. Showers. And, umm, salads. Well, that's what my brother used to tell my mom when she made potato salad.  I think it started as an accident – one day my mom had left the boiling of the potatoes for the salad rather too late, and […]

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Smoked salmon and dill chowder

January 16, 2009

  So.  Have you ever indulged in a threesome? No, don't worry, CookSister has not suddenly turned into an adult site!  I'm talking about one ingredient, prepared three ways, and served together.  You might think that this is the preserve of poncey restaurants and celebrity TV chefs, but over the festive season I proved it's […]

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Chickpea salad with basil, olives, red onion & feta

November 28, 2008

  Salads are your friend.  They really are – and I'm glad I discovered this at a relatively early age. If it were up to my father, I don't think salads would ever have graced our table.  He has a long-standing and deep-rooted suspicion for all things green and crunchy and I remember my mom serving […]

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Potato salad with apple and thyme

September 7, 2008

I swear that I am turning into a crabby old lady before my eyes.  At least half the words that come out of my mouth these days could just as easily have come out of my mother's mouth… and we all know how we fear turning into our parents ;-)  I have caught myself complaining that […]

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Nectarine and coriander leaf salsa with seared tuna steaks

August 29, 2008

It may not be particularly summery in London, but if you read as many blogs as often as I do, then you will start to experience summer vicariously through all the lovely summery dishes that people like Susan, Kalyn and David, Pille and Anne have been posting.  Clearly in some parts of the world it has […]

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Cool, crispy carrot and coriander salad

August 7, 2008

OK, will this little island that I live on please make up its mind as to what the weather is going to be doing?? After a pretty chilly and rainy start to the week, yesterday was just mad.  I left for work under cool, cloudy skies, clutching my cardigan and my umbrella.  I came outside […]

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