I once created a cooking class, called 'Zen in the Kitchen'. Then wrote a book called the same. Then started the group with that name and the blog came after. All this happened in Turkish. Now is the time for the English version of it. Let's see what will cook here!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Salad with apricots and cashews


I love simple meals. I love using seasonal ingredients. Moreover, I love using ingredients from my own garden. The garden is small. Very small. And I can only take care of it in summer but it still is a world in itself with two trees, tomato and peppers, greens and some flowers, including few roses. Not a well planned garden since it was there, with a big apricot tree in the middle, when we bought this little summer house. But still, I love it since it's my garden. Picking rockets and parsley from the garden today, I had part of the ingredients for my simple salad. There were green apricots, fell of the tree. I wanted to use them and as I did last year, I add them to my salads. In this salad, there is also lettuce and cucumbers. I added cashews I bought from Syria last time I went there. The olive oil is from the region, from Laleli, which is among my favorite brands, lemons are from Antalya, the ones we brought with us, and the seasalt is from Ayvalık, which is about 40 km far. So this salad is pretty local, if you take the cashews out and yes, I also don't know where the cucumbers are from. And these are the apricots, I adore.

4 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your salad looks very fine! Interesting...

Mutfakta Zen said...

Thanks Rosa!
Todays salad had another addition, tiny zucchinis and sour plums. Very seasonal...

zen to be said...

your blog is so beautiful...

thank you for feeding us!

love, peace and joy.

Mrs Ergül said...

wow, i will love to have my own garden too!