12/10/2008

Beetroot Salad with Pistachio Sauce



I generally prefer ‘cooked’ cookbooks to raw ‘uncooked’ cookbooks. There, I’ve said it. It’s not that I don’t relish uncook books, simply that I glean more ideas from standard cookbooks (over time, as confidence grows, I’ve found it easier and easier to make the conversion tweaks from cooked to uncooked). I am also, more often than not, seduced by atmospheric, beautiful pictures and the quality of writing. I was given the Moro East cookbook for my recent birthday, and have eaten the salad pictured above almost daily since. It’s that good. The book is not just a cookbook but a homage to the Manor Garden allotments. Despite being bequeathed ‘in perpetuity’ and a vocal campaign to have the allotments incorporated as part of the 2012 Olympic site, like so many other urban allotments their fate has been sealed in a less than happy way ...

3 comments:

Neeta said...

fleur.....you started your blog when i was in india and i missed it then, so i'm very glad to find it up and running and i've read it through now......
serene, zen, beauty, simplicity, heart, soul, caress, gentleness, smile, freshness., grace...these are some of the words that come to mind and some of the feelings you invoke.....
thank you, i look forward to knowing more and meeting you often :-)
love, lots of it.....
xxx neeta

shell said...

wow, that looks yum...what's the recipe? I didn't see you at the festival of life...was wondering if you had come? lots of love, Shell xxxxxx

Solar Oven said...

Thank you lovely ladies - I'm deeply flattered! Fxx