Summer Salads from the Hearth and Soul Hop

Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Hop! This is a blog hop for recipes for food from the hearth to feed your soul, as well as articles about healthy living, real / slow / local / sustainable food, foraging, herbal remedies, organics and gardening. To find out more, please read The Hearth and Soul Mission. Today I’m featuring Read More…

Coronation Chicken

Yesterday, June 2nd, marked the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Coronation Chicken was one of the dishes served at the luncheon following the service in Westminster Abbey in 1953. Britain was still in the grips of post-war rationing so developing a formal luncheon menu to feed 300-odd people was definitely a Read More…

California Club Salad

Up until very recently I thought I didn’t like avocado. I know! What was that all about? In my defence, the last time I had tasted it was when I was a kid, and the texture kind of threw me. I guess I just decided that was it. For the past few years I had Read More…

Balsamic Apple and Walnut Salad

This is a really quick and easy salad, delicious for barbecues or buffets.  I often use bagged, ready prepared salad for this recipe and you can use any kind of apples you like – from tart and tangy Granny Smith to sweet red Delicious. I am able to get an Apple Balsamic vinegar here in Read More…

Strawberry and Macadamia Nut Salad

I originally published this recipe back in 2010, when I made it with a balsamic dressing. However recently I have begun working with my dear friend Naomi Darbishire of Agnes Rose, who makes the most beautiful infused oils and vinegars. I made a new vinaigrette using her strawberry and strawberry and mint vinegars and it took this Read More…