Elevate Your Mayonnaise

Most of us grew up with a family brand of mayonnaise and nothing much tastes better than what we are used to. If Hellman’s, Miracle Whip or something similar are your automatic choices, opening the door to exploring can be a big adventure. One of the considerations is that fresh made mayonnaise is best kept […]

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Beets with the last of the garden herbs

Legend says that eating beets was the secret to Aphrodite’s beauty. Which makes me wonder if that is the reason beets are painted on the wall of the Wolf’s Lair, a brothel in Pompeii that was preserved when Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Might beets be the original¬†aphrodisiac, making Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, Pleasure & […]

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Corn & Blueberry Salad with Feta

I was invited to a South African¬†Bring and Braai last week. To braai is to BBQ and this was a birthday party to boot! Along with the BBQ were a selection of salads and one stood out as a wonderful option for Lughnasadh. I have posted recently about the tradition of picking the first bilberries […]

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Herring Salad

Where winter is cold and there is lots of snow, one might expect Christmas Eve dinner to be served hot but the older tradtion was that the hot meal was served at noon and the evening meal was one of bread and cheese, smoked meat and on special occasions, herring salad. Some recipes for herring […]

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Watermelon Salad

Summer brings the opportunity for light meal options to combat the heat. This watermelon, ricotta and smoked turkey salad fits that bill, served either as a full meal or a side for a Lammas potluck. You probably have seen recipes for watermelon with feta but this is a way to bring all your fresh herbal […]

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