Browsing Category Appetizers

Waldorf Slaw for Supper


Monday, June 30, 2014

The Ice Cream Everyday Rough Guide to Waldorf-style Coleslaw Mix: Half of a small red cabbage Half of a small green cabbage One pear One Granny Smith apple Handful of walnuts Fresh basil to taste Fresh dill to taste Honey to taste (Koo sent me a bottle made by the bees who pollinate their butterbean flowers) Good quality mayonnaise (about two tablespoons) Full-cream Greek-style yoghurt (about ...

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An Unrecipe: Dragon Fruit and Baby Spinach Salad


Friday, May 30, 2014

I've been awfully remiss haven't I? I hope I can placate you with pretty pictures. The marvelously monikered dragon fruit or pitaya has a subtle liquid sweetness reminiscent of prickly pears. We usually see the white-fleshed imports on our supermarket shelves. When my knife sliced through to reveal this flamboyant magenta variety , I just had ...

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Pineapple & Coconut Sojee (Semolina Pudding)


Thursday, October 10, 2013

I approach the eating of sojee, a sweet Indian dish made with semolina, as prandial bookends; first served as an appetizer to sweetly prep the palate and line the stomach, and again as a dessert or pre-dessert, if you have the guts for it. This recipe for Pineapple and Coconut Sojee  is a departure from my ...

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Freshly Blogged Challenge #4: Cabbage and Pilchard Foldovers with Bean and Feta Dip


Monday, July 29, 2013

I remember coming home from school to lunches of canned pilchard curry. Delicious scooped up with soft white bread, it didn't matter that the smell of canned fish lingered long after the swallowing, it was one of the most satisfying meals. This week's Freshly Blogged challenge headlined Lucky Star Pilchards, cabbage, brown rice, green beans and feta ...

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Single-serving Eggless Microwave Cake with Wasabi Chocolate Ganache


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I found an eggless recipe for a microwave cake that pretty much follows the format of that fantastic cake-in-a-mug that takes minutes from mix to nommy fix. My only substitutions to the recipe (click here for the post on Vegas andFood) was fat-free milk, olive oil and brown sugar. I also made mine in a ramekin and ...

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Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Salad


Sunday, August 19, 2012

  Strawberries and balsamic vinegar are like a very rare celebrity marriage.Taste-makers in their own right, bring them together for a glamorous and starry partnership that will never twinkle out. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Line a roasting tray with foil. Clean and halve a punnet/or two of strawberries. Arrange strawberries in a single layer. Douse with good quality ...

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