February 11, 2008

Waiter There’s Something In My… Salad

By In Blog Events
I’ve realised recently that I’m not eating enough fruit and veg. It’s the only reason I can think of to account for the slight icky, run-down feeling that has been dodging me for the last month or so. (Although it could be because its January/February, the calenders worst). To rectify this a simple theme for this months Waiter, (for it is I who is to host again), – Seasonal Salad.

Yes, I do realise a photo of Valentines Marmite has nothing at all to do with the theme or the Waiter event but it is the only foodie-pic I have at the moment that hasn’t yet appeared on Spittoon Extra! You see the problem – run down and NOT taking photos…
What I am thinking of, in regards to salads, are seasonal ingredients. I would have called it Winter Salads but the bottom-end of the world is of course in Summer and lets not forget the middle-bit that doesn’t really bother with summer or winter. The list of ingredients is therefore wide open. It would be great if the ingredients were local, were all seasonal, organic, fair-trade and all that but often this is just not possible.

There are no restrictions apart from the green-stuff (and the fruit component, if any) which should form the majority of the final dish. Additions such as nuts, chicken, ham, potatoes or Marmite are all fine but they must not dominate. No problems either with lashings of mayo or dressings!

If you could get your entries in by the end of February that would be great. Please email to me direct with the subject line of WAITER.

Thanks by the way to Johanna for collating the last round – Waiter There’s Something In My… Terrine

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12 Comments
  1. Audrey February 12, 2008

    So we do have to use green salad??

  2. Jeanne February 12, 2008

    Looks good to me – and I already know what I want to do! Will put up an announcement on Cooksister too.

  3. Andrew February 12, 2008

    Not necessarily! It could be a fruit salad for example.

  4. ejm February 12, 2008

    Seasonal ingredients for a salad HERE?! In February?!! Oh oh. I’ll have to put my thinking cap on for this.
    -Elizabeth, in the frozen north where it’s snowing yet again

  5. arfi February 14, 2008

    can it be like potato salad or the mixture of grilled sweet potato with beetroot and lettuce?

  6. rtcaro February 15, 2008

    OHH! Where can I get a jar of valentine’s Marmite? In the US…I must have it!!

  7. Betty C. February 16, 2008

    Hi from your former Wine Sediments writer.
    I think a lot of bloggers are feeling run down in February. That’s certainly been my case.
    Great photo, though.
    Hope all is well.

  8. Mansi February 20, 2008

    I’ll try to send in an entry soon! have the perfect bag of greens in my fridge:)

  9. Mansi February 22, 2008

    Hi Andrew, just sent you my entry…hope you get it in time!:)

  10. astrid February 29, 2008

    I know I m very late again – just sent in my entry 🙂
    I am looking forward to the round-up!!

  11. andreea March 2, 2008

    tomorrow too late for my salad?! pleeeeeeeeease 🙂
    have been fighting very very grey weather and hardly any salads … but i do have one now.

  12. Andrew March 2, 2008

    You have plenty of time Andreea. I haven’t managed to get my own entry posted yet; so I can certainly give you (and anyone else) a couple more days.