May 15th, 2011
There I had some haloumi in my fridge and was wondering what to do with it. Google, as so often, was the saviour and brought my attention to Yotam Ottolenghi’s chargrilled asparagus, courgette and haloumi salad, which was published in his The Cookbook.
It gave me the inspiration for my Haloumi and Asparagus Salad with is loosely based on the Ottolenghi’s recipe only asÂ I didn’t have half the ingredients and most importantly I have no grill or griddle pan. Bad housewife I am!
Haloumi is a Cypriot cheese which is popular all over the Mediterranean and Middle East. Through its high melting point it can easily be fried or grilled. It has a strong salty flavour to it and its has the interesting attribute of being kind of squeaky when eating it. If you have ever eaten haloumi you know what I mean.
This salad is a perfect summer dish, light and healthy and making use of plenty of delicious fresh vegetables. Here we go: Read more... (467 words, 3 images, estimated 1:52 mins reading time)
May 10th, 2011
For those of you who haven’t heard me moaning yet – I am in exile in Wales (no, not Cardiff, somewhere VERY rural) for a few months and I miss London! I am suffering from a restaurant and culture cold turkey and if I don’t get my fix soon I see terrible things happening…
So, there are no restaurants to talk about were I live, or rather exist, now and I am finally sick of Innocent Vegetable Pots. The food in the canteen is basically inedible and I was thinking of taking a couple of pictures of the stodge they serve here, so that not only my appetite is spoiled (I take care of my readers ).
Taken all of this together I have decided I have to start cooking now. In seriousness. And indeed I made a very decent (and very easy) salad today which I think was good enough to post about it. Was it really good or was it just good for Wales and my standards are already dropping I cannot answer, but judge for yourself.
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BEETROOT, LENTIL AND FETA SALAD
- 4 as a starter, 2 as a main