Thursday, 23 November 2017

Estonian Beetroot and Potato Salad

I made this Estonian Beetroot and Potato Salad back in September when I made the Beetroot Balsamic Orzo Pasta with Green Beans for work. 
Estonian Beetroot and Potato Salad is known as Rosolje.  Obviously it has beetroot and potatoes, but it also has pickled gherkins, red onion, slithers of eating apple and for flavour soured cream, of course those of you who are vegan can substitute this with a vegan alternative, mustard and seasoning to taste. One of the recipes that I adapted (see links below) had herring, which omitted.  The recipe also suggested hard boiled eggs, which I also left out. 

This Estonian Beetroot and Potato Salad made for a nice change for lunch at work.  I am not a huge fan of beetroot salads, but D does love them, and I like to please him.  Saying this though, I did actually enjoy eating this, I especially liked the piquancy from the pickled gherkins.
I am sharing this Estonian Beetroot and Potato Salad with Soups, Salads and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen.  Recipe adapted from Estonian Eating and Cooking and Nami Nami: An Estonian Food Blog

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Preserved Lemon Coriander Orzo Salad

Remember the Preserved Lemon Coriander Salsa that I shared early on this week, well, some of it was stirred through cooked Orzo Pasta to take into work for lunch.
I have to say, it was okay, but it did not work quite as well as the piquancy of the Preserved Lemons did not cling onto the Orzo Pasta so well.  I won't grumble though, it filled a little hole in my belly.  The best part for me was the fragrant coriander, but then I do like coriander very much.  
I am sharing this Preserved Lemon Coriander Orzo Pasta Salad with Soups, Salads and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen.  

Monday, 13 November 2017

Preserved Lemon Coriander Salsa

I would not describe myself as an early riser in the morning.  I do like my snug bed, but when it comes to work - I like many working people, have to get up and go.  I am often at work 7am in the morning, if not earlier.

This morning the car journey into work was a little more interesting.  We got to see Venus and Jupiter together in the pre-dawn sky.  I had not tweaked what it was and said out loud to D, 'those stars look like they are going to collide'.  He then mentioned that he had heard on the radio whilst showering something about some astronomical phenomenon happening today at dawn. Well didn't we, well me mostly get lucky to see two of the brightest planets Venus and Jupiter appearing together.  It was truly amazing, a bit like the red sun a couple of weeks ago.   The skies recently have been quite spectacular.
I made this Preserved Lemon Coriander Salsa at the weekend with what we had in the fridge as I could not be bothered to venture far.  Its made mostly from fresh ingredients other than the preserved lemons which came from a jar.