Salads

Chickpea salad with tomatoes, basil and feta

October 26, 2009

  Hands up - who’s heard of a mondegreen? Nope, I hadn’t either, until I discovered the wonderful world of blogging five years ago.  Obviously, the majority of blogs I read were food blogs, but I also followed a number of fascinating non-food blogs, one of which was the witty, erudite and always fascinating Language Log. […]

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Seven-layer salad

October 22, 2009

The Holy Roman Empire is often cited as an example of a name which is inaccurate in all three its components (being neither Roman, nor holy, nor a proper empire).  At least this salad's name scores a two out of three for accuracy – it is a salad and it definitely has layers.  It's only […]

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Blackberry and Prosciutto salad

October 9, 2009

Where is this year going? October already, and haven’t posted even half my summer recipes… And even worse, I have only a few weeks left to go on my 4-day-week regimen and then t’s back to proper full-time employment.  Sob! I was trying to remember today what exactly it is that I’ve done with all […]

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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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