Sunshine Salad

Sunshine salad

Sunshine Salad

Now this salad is in response to the weather today.  Summer has yet to happen in this part of East Anglia – and according to the calendar we are nearly in autumn!  There is a rumour that the sun does still shine – somewhere.  Meanwhile I have piled on the socks and layers and put a bit of sunshine colour on a plate.  And ever the artist, there’s even an accent colour in there to add a bit of extra warmth.  So, without further ado:


  • A few lettuce leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sweet corn (straight from a tin – so no mucking about)
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple, cubed
  • 1 satsuma
  • a few black olives
  • 1 small cooked beetroot, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese, crumbled
  • sumac
  • good olive oil, cider vinegar, grainy mustard dressing


Put everything except beetroot, feta and sumac in a bowl.  Toss with dressing and pile onto a plate.  Put beetroot on top (don’t mix in because the colour goes everywhere and completely mucks up the look – and we don’t want that, do we!)  Crumble the feta on top of the beetroot and sprinkle the now monumental pile with sumac.

And thinking of piles, I have just checked on the “Puffballs Progress”. Puffballs progress Day 4 It is ever increasing, in spite of it being premature.  It is going to have to be plucked and eaten soon because there is another massive one nearby.Puffball 2 Day 4   Mushroom recipes  needed – urgently!    I’m sure Hogarth never had this problem with The Rake’s Progress. p.s. If ever you want to waste a bit of time in London, then I can recommend a trip to the Sir John Soane’s Museum  to see the said canvases.  Bawdy, brilliant and definitely more interesting than a bloated bit of fungus.  But I digress – now I must eat the salad.


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