August 4, 2010

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June 1, 2010

Lemon potato salad

Lemon potato saladI made this salad when I made the zucchini fritters recently and served it with the fritters. I was going for a Greek themed dinner, and chose this salad as I know lemon and potato are a Greek favourite.

This salad certainly went down a treat, and is quite a change from the usual heavy cream based potato salads.  Whilst as satisfying as a regular potato salad you aren’t left with that heavy feeling and as a result of the lemon you feel somewhat refreshed.  This salad would be perfect for summer as part of a BBQ or picnic.

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May 27, 2010

Roast tomato, onion, feta, olive and basil salad

Roast tomato olive feta salad

When I made the zucchini, haloumi and feta fritters recently I wanted a delicious salad to go with it.  I love roast tomatoes and often make a risotto with roasted cherry tomatoes, so I decided to try roast tomatoes (this time Roma tomatoes) in a salad.  The results were delicious.

I love how roasted tomatoes take on a juicy, sweet flavour that is so much more intense than an unroasted tomato.  The roasted onion takes on a sweetness too, and coupled with the fresh creamy danish feta and basil it’s a flavour extravaganza.

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May 26, 2010

Zucchini, feta, haloumi and dill fritters

zucchini fritters

I love zucchini fritters.  They are great to cook ahead to serve with salads during the middle of the week, are perfect for work or school lunches (they are a great way to increase children’s vegetable intake), and perfect to take on picnics as they can be eaten warm or cold.

Zucchini (courgette) is a nutritious fruit – yes, it’s a fruit – that is low in calories and contains folate, potassium, vitamin A and manganese. Whilst zucchini is often treated as a vegetable, it is in actuality a fruit, being the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower.  Zucchini flowers are also edible, and delicious when stuffed.  In fact, they are one of my favourite dishes.

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May 24, 2010

Raspberry and dark chocolate chip sour cream cake

Raspberry dark choc chip sour cream cake

I love raspberries, I can’t get enough of them.  Not only are they delicious, but they are also good for you as they are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C.  The health benefits of raspberries and dark chocolate (which is also high in antioxidants) aren’t what prompted me to make this cake though.  I just adore the combination of raspberries with dark chocolate.  It’s such an indulgent combination.

I particularly love this cake recipe, as the addition of sour cream, and the use of brown sugar, results in a deliciously moist rich cake.

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