Salade d’Anniversaire!

Salade d’Anniversaire!

Recession Bites is a year old today. A whole year. Of ups and downs. Of good foods, and great foods and sometimes of just food. Of lost jobs and new jobs. Of quite times and manic times. Of new love and great friends. I’m forever grateful to Caroline for kicking me into starting this blog and to Guy for setting it up. And to Colin and John-Antony for all the tech support.  I never thought it would be for me but I’ve enjoyed it greatly. I’ve had a laugh with the Irish Times thing. But most importantly, I’ve loved sharing my recipes with you. Those that you liked and those that you didn’t (that’s ok too cause I liked them!). I’m also very grateful to those of you who put pen to paper and guest posted (the one and only MichaeI C, Auntie D, Kath, Elaine and more). I get particularly chuffed when someone says they’ve made something from the blog it makes it all worthwhile. I also love that Siobhan never misses a post even though she doesn’t eat meat. And that Aerny reads them all faithfully even though he wouldn’t touch any of it!

And finally, I’m grateful to John who eats everything I put in front of him  and let’s me plan his next meal as he’s not even finished his plate yet.

So yeah, to celebrate I made this salad. You should do too. Again thank you!


1 cucumber; a small portion of smoked fish (I’d left over trout), 1 ripe grapefruit, 1 heaped teaspoon of sesame seeds, a bit of feta, 1 shallot, olive oil, pepper.


Peel your cucumber into ribbons. You could slice or dice it but this is really pretty and you’re worth it. Dice the shallot finely and toss it in. Peel and segment the grapefruit (I went for the pink ones because they’re sweeter). Add your fish. feta and sesame seeds. Gring a bit of black pepper and drizzle with olive oil.



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