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Soup Series – Salad Soup

What can be nicer or more welcomed than a nourishing hot soup when the weather is really cold?  Repeat: cold. So highly-held in my family’s culinary tradition was the conviction that soup is incomparably good for one, that we had … Continue reading

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How to imbue a Winter salad with a sultriness that’s all about Summer

Salads spell summer and sultriness.  Disappointingly, too many people tend to limit the potential of a salad solely to the health aspect of its ingredients.  I get bored with the ‘health’ hype after a while … meaning, please bear with … Continue reading

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Fishing for compliments part 2 – Adding fish roe to a caprese salad

Bottarga is the name for the dried and pressed roe pouch of either tuna or grey mullet (sometimes even swordfish), which some people refer to as poor man’s caviar.  Quoting wikipedia: ” It is massaged by hand to eliminate air pockets, … Continue reading

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Fishing for compliments part 1 – a fish salad as a starter

A few days ago, my husband and I had something cheering to celebrate and, feeling most encouraged by the news we had received, I ventured out to do the shopping for dinner rather more buoyed and upbeat than normal, bearing … Continue reading

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Orange and Radicchio salad

Salads have a wonderfully reassuring ring to them for sad people who like to be on a perennial diet.  Salads are spoken of in hallowed terms with holier-than-thou endorsement by those who would eat healthily.  And salads are anything but a … Continue reading

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Mozzarella and Pumpkin — an odd couple?

I remember being gobsmacked  when reading about a recipe for a summer dish consisting of mozzarella and melon — it seemed such a risqué combination then to me (we’re talking 2004) whereas now I think of it as old, albeit … Continue reading

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