Have you missed me a little bit, or rather my summer salad recipes? I have not posted for a whole week and I will tell you why at the end of this post.
Last Saturday we went to the farmer market in Lörrach and brought home tons of lovely local produce:
Symphony in red
I prepared my favourite relish by Delia Smith in her Summer Collection.
Sweet Pepper and Coriander Relish
1 fresh green chilli
1 medium red pepper
1 small red onion
4 TS chopped fresh coriander
4 TS fresh lime juice (optional: grated zest)
2 large tomatoes, skinned, de-seeded and chopped
sea salt + freshly milled black pepper
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and switch on to blend evenly to the stage where it looks as though everything has been chopped minutely small but has not lost its identity. Leave on one side (covered) in a cool place and stir well before serving.
Source: Delia Smith’s Summer Collection
It was my birthday on Sunday, a perfect day for a dinner party in the shady garden:
I love that blue glass table
Everybody was contributing something to it:
Sweet pepper and coriander relish for starters
Clear tomato soup
Quinoa salad (a wonderful recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi)
Steak de veau (marinated in apricot, honey, ginger and chilli)
Does it not look amazing: clear tomato soup
When night fell a friend surprised us with a soap bubbles performance:
huge soap bubbles
And I managed to surprise everybody at the end when I tripped over a black box and cut my hand:
not every thumbs up is a good sign
We spent the next 4 hours in ER (I did not protest when everybody urged me to be a good patient, I felt so horrible and it looked quite forbidding).
They x-rayed it to make sure there were no splinters left and the bone intact and stitched me up. A tetanus shot later I was dismissed.
I felt pretty shaken and in no mood for salads, but you might want to try the relish recipe!
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Tags: relish, sweet pepper, vegetarian