feta, chicory and orange salad

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I made this feta, chicory, and orange salad last night after a few particularly grueling days of work. I decided to make it around 10:30 pm — and as you can see, I toasted my pine nuts (note: the Clarks call for walnuts) a tad too long and my knife-work with the oranges was far from precise. Yet still, when the time came to eat, I wasn’t complaining.

feta, chicory and orange salad. . . far from it, actually — This salad was precisely what I needed.

extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper

oranges, chicory, flat-leaf parsley, oregano, red onion

oranges, chicory, flat-leaf parsley, oregano, red onion

the ingredients

pine nuts, the dressing, black olives, feta, and the main salad ingredients

I now have completed 12 recipes from Moro East. Percentage complete: 7.50%

cabbage and bulgur wheat pilav

cabbage and bulgur wheat pilav

I broke in Sam & Sam Clark’s Moro East here in Connecticut with this cabbage and bulgur wheat pilav. It seems fitting, somehow, that there were piles of snow outside:

window

out the kitchen window

snow

snow

and more snow

So here is a new beginning to cooking in Connecticut, I suppose. And I do believe that it has started off rather well. There is nothing fancy about this dish, although the main ingredients — spring onions, pine nuts, allspice, cabbage, bulgur, and flat-leaf parsley — combine to make something very special. And I must say, this pilav makes the perfect supper to curl up with while listening to a winter blizzard howling outside.

I admit that this book is becoming something of a sacred text . . .

Moro East

Moro East By Sam & Sam Clark

I now have completed 11 recipes from Moro East. Percentage complete: 6.88%

soups and things

butternut squash soup with cinnamon

As part of my “last supper” at home, we made this butternut squash soup with cinnamon, enjoyed after the macaroni and yoghurt salad. The soup was everything we wanted — full of body and spice.

shallots with sherry

With the soup, we also enjoyed these fried shallots with sherry. Soup with a side of onions may seem a bit odd — but, we thought the two worked out fabulously well. The shallots went well with a piece of rustic bread, but we enjoyed them even more so on their own.

pine nuts with cinnamon

pine nuts with cinnamon

shallots

prepThese two dishes represent our eighth and ninth completed dishes from Moro East. Percentage complete: 5.63% And, for good measure, we made this leek and rosemary soup on January 6th.

leek and rosemary soup

leek and rosemary soup

This, of course, now means that we have completed ten dishes from Moro East (6.25% of the recipes). Also, any following recipes will be up to me myself — and anyone else in Connecticut — to make. Daunting, but I am ready, I think. Also, I understand that there is something of a snowstorm coming our way. Perhaps I should get some food before I am shut in. 🙂