Fig salad to celebrate summer with

Fig salad to celebrate summer with

After a dismal year’s harvest of fruit, the fig tree steps forward and tries to make up for its fallen comrades. And fallen they are. We had superb plums and greengages, then we had a storm, and then there were none. Agatha Christie had something 

 
Superfood Salad

Superfood Salad

I absolutely love the peppery flavour of black rice. Daniel found the black rice at a well stocked Chinese Supermarket not far from our home. I made this Superfood Salad as a salad/side dish for Daniel’s birthday. It went so well with the chicken Daniel 

 
Parmesan, Zucchini and Corn Salad

Parmesan, Zucchini and Corn Salad

 A healthy recipe to start the new year with! Be careful not to overcook the corn and zucchini. Cook them just long enough for the veggies to be infused with the garlic oil, but still crisp.    

 
Warm pepper salad

Warm pepper salad

Peppers. Bell peppers. Capsicum. Sweet, spicy, lovely. And after a trip to the Pretoria Boeremark, you come home with a bag full for a third of the price. Which means that you have to make two dishes: A warm pepper salad and pickled peppers. Which 

 
Spinach and Apple Salad

Spinach and Apple Salad

Ingredients: 1 pack Baby Spinach, washed 1 Granny Smith apple, halved, cored and thinly sliced 1 Star King / Golden Delicious apple, halved, cored and thinly sliced ¼ cup Red Onion, thinly sliced handful Pecans, toasted and roughly chopped handful Raisins to taste Salt and 

 
Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad

A quick and very refreshing salad.  If you’re counting the kilojoules use low fat sour cream. Ingredients: 125 ml (½ cup) Sour cream 30 ml (2 tbsp) Lemon juice 30 ml (2 tbsp) Fresh dill, chopped 500 gr Cucumbers to taste Salt and freshly ground 

 
Pepping up a salad with a fresh pickle

Pepping up a salad with a fresh pickle

One of the dishes that can very quickly succumb to a ho-hum attitude in the kitchen is the humble salad. Sometimes we focus on the main dishes and side dishes so much that the poor salad becomes that dish that just gets slapped together. But 

 
“Pera” Salad

“Pera” Salad

The first time we tasted this recipe was at Col’Caccio restaurant in Brooklyn Square. And every single time after that, during date night, we had this salad with a nice designer pizza. Then, one day, we got there and the menu had changed. Our lovely 

 
Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Strawberry and Spinach Salad

We recently had an overload of strawberries in our fridge.  The ones that Alexander didn’t eat we’ve turned into strawberry ice-cream and jam.  I’ve managed to save a few for this strawberry and baby spinach salad.  I added some smoked bacon to the salad and