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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Later this week I'm making tabbouleh:

Couscous (or bulgur if it's on hand), lemon juice, EVOO, diced tomato and cucumber, minced red onion, sliced scallion, mint, garlic and TONS of parsley. Very refreshing.

This lady minces parsley really fine; I don't necessarily agree.

https://cookieandkate.com/best-tabbouleh-recipe/

Also coming up--watermelon, red onion, feta cheese, and kalamatas with basil.
(downside: Must be served immediately after making).
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Meanwhile, any ideas for interesting pasta salads? I am stuck on tom/mozz pasta salad which am getting sick of. It is summer and I need more salad ideas
If pasta it must be, how about farfalle with shrimp or chicken, basil-Parmesan dressing, cherry tomatoes?
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Real brains? Which animal? Hope no one from EF
Veal.

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Old 16.06.2021, 10:26
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Veal.

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I think it's the only brain you can buy in Switzerland.

I never could get enthusiastic about this dish. It was also something I was not forced to eat as a child and my foster mother was happy to have it all to herself = win-win.
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Old 16.06.2021, 10:36
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I think it's the only brain you can buy in Switzerland.
No, as you can certainly buy pig brains as well.

Probably lamb, too.

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Old 16.06.2021, 10:38
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Later this week I'm making tabbouleh:

Couscous (or bulgur if it's on hand), lemon juice, EVOO, diced tomato and cucumber, minced red onion, sliced scallion, mint, garlic and TONS of parsley. Very refreshing.

This lady minces parsley really fine; I don't necessarily agree.

https://cookieandkate.com/best-tabbouleh-recipe/

Also coming up--watermelon, red onion, feta cheese, and kalamatas with basil.
(downside: Must be served immediately after making).
When we lived in the US, there was a Persian restaurant in our town. They added dried apricots in small pieces to the tabouleh. It was great.

I love the watermelon salad…although we usually use mint and grilll the watermelon.
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Old 17.06.2021, 05:02
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It was a gorgeous evening. Dinner was the chicken I grilled the other night, combined with smoky chipotle-adobo sauce and folded into flour tortillas. Add-ons included sliced lettuce and scallion, diced tomatoes and avocado, cheddar, black beans, cilantro, a strangely good tzatziki (sorry, no sour cream available), and last but not least, Your Cheatin' Heart salsa.

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Old 18.06.2021, 09:51
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Hope everyone is staying cool, as this spell lasts until Monday. I use the very early mornings to prep dinner and water the garden. Last night we had rotolini di zucchine. Lightly saute thin strips and wrap around a filling of tuna, ricotta, capers, red capsicum (bell pepper), and Parmesan. It's filling and refreshing, but it demands the best tuna you can find (Italian, in olive oil). Served with just a dot of crema and a sprinkle of pepper.

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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Oh my, it's getting lonely in here; but I persevere. We love asparagus; just not the same one. OH grew up in the cradle of white spargel. I grew up in the largest green producing area in the world. Last night we compromised on soup made from a mixture--just onion, asparagus, and veggie stock, end of. Served in my old Japanese lacquer bowls with lids. Warm nights call for grazing: tortilla chips with roasted red pepper-tomato dip and guacamole; prosciutto melone; leftover tabbouleh with tomato wedges.

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When we lived in the US, there was a Persian restaurant in our town. They added dried apricots in small pieces to the tabouleh. It was great.

I love the watermelon salad…although we usually use mint and grilll the watermelon.

Grill the watermelon?

@bossybaby, great ideas, nice tableware and pictures! Flowers on the table, man, you dine in style.

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No, as you can certainly buy pig brains as well.

Probably lamb, too.

Tom
Have seen neither, but then I never asked. I thought cow brains is not consumed anymore (since mad cow disease)? Pig brains pané/schnitzel, oh, memories from childhood, traditional dish. I used to love it. My kids would be horrified if I presented myself with this. lol

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Old 21.06.2021, 15:24
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Meanwhile, any ideas for interesting pasta salads? I am stuck on tom/mozz pasta salad which am getting sick of. It is summer and I need more salad ideas
I make a pasta salad that is made with:

- fresh/raw baby spinach*
- cooked and cooled farfalle "bow tie" pasta
- pearl mozzarella balls
- sliced black olives
- chopped red bell pepper
- then mix in my favorite Italian dressing.

It's very good and nice and light and refreshing during the summer months. I seem to get compliments on it whenever I've made it for get-togethers.

*The bags of baby spinach I buy at Coop (pre-washed). It's not as bitter as regular spinach. But you could probably also make that salad with any dark green salad / lettuce.
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Old 21.06.2021, 16:21
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I make a pasta salad that is made with:

- fresh/raw baby spinach*
- cooked and cooled farfalle "bow tie" pasta
- pearl mozzarella balls
- sliced black olives
- chopped red bell pepper
- then mix in my favorite Italian dressing.

It's very good and nice and light and refreshing during the summer months. I seem to get compliments on it whenever I've made it for get-togethers.

*The bags of baby spinach I buy at Coop (pre-washed). It's not as bitter as regular spinach. But you could probably also make that salad with any dark green salad / lettuce.

sounds great, tks for sharing pancakes. I like all those ingredients and bowtie pasta is good for a salad as it looks good and keeps on the dressing
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Old 22.06.2021, 09:34
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Why not make one of the best French salads for summer, from Simone Beck's "Simca's Cuisine"? (She worked with Julia Child back in the day, and she was one of the pioneers of French cuisine in the US.)

Salade de haricots verts, Provençal

1 1/2 pounds tender young green beans
1 large or 2 small very tender fennel bulbs, washed and trimmed
4 small ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded
Handful of fresh chervil (dried only if you must)
6 ounces small Mediterranean type black olives - pitted
12 -18 anchovy fillets (oil pack)
3 medium sized eggs, hard boiled and quartered
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh basil

Slice the beans in half lengthwise. Cook them in boiling salted water until they are tender but still al dente (otherwise they squeak on your teeth...ugh). Plunge into ice water, then drain well. Thinly slice (or shave) the fennel and quarter the tomatoes. Add them to the beans, herbs, and olives in a salad bowl. Drain the anchovy fillets and squeeze gently with kitchen roll. Top the salad with egg and anchovy; add extra fresh basil leaves. Chill at least 2 hours and serve with Garlic-basil vinaigrette.

Garlic-basil vinaigrette

3 large cloves garlic
8 fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Mash the garlic with the basil. Dribble olive oil in slowly, mashing to a paste. Whisk in vinegar and add salt and pepper to taste.
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Old 22.06.2021, 12:55
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No, as you can certainly buy pig brains as well.

Probably lamb, too.

Tom
Im jealous. I have been looking everywhere for a whole lambs head but i was told they dont have stuff like this in Switzerland. Where do you get your brains from?
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Old 22.06.2021, 13:05
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Hope everyone is staying cool, as this spell lasts until Monday. I use the very early mornings to prep dinner and water the garden. Last night we had rotolini di zucchine. Lightly saute thin strips and wrap around a filling of tuna, ricotta, capers, red capsicum (bell pepper), and Parmesan. It's filling and refreshing, but it demands the best tuna you can find (Italian, in olive oil). Served with just a dot of crema and a sprinkle of pepper.

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I'll definitely copy those!!

Love your plates - does the dishwasher like them too?

Don't worry about "feeling lonely" on this thread. We all had our times dominating it (my cheese-cake project years ago must have bored some people to tears, yet others supported it, someone was even so kind to send me some Cream of Tartar I had never heard of - thanks again ).

So go ahead, you did manage to make me feel hungry several times already.
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Old 22.06.2021, 14:18
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Im jealous. I have been looking everywhere for a whole lambs head but i was told they dont have stuff like this in Switzerland.
I went into the butchers and asked, "Have you got a lamb's head?"

He replied, "No, it's just the way I part my hair."
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I'll definitely copy those!!

Love your plates - does the dishwasher like them too?
Don't be sarky...they are knockoffs of some crazy-expensive Villeroy bowls with huge rims, but they are quite durable and go in the washer without problems, as long as I'm careful about placement.
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LIDL had huge punnets of raspberries for a song, soooo... white chocolate/raspberry ripple ice cream.

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It was a gorgeous evening. Dinner was the chicken I grilled the other night, combined with smoky chipotle-adobo sauce and folded into flour tortillas. Add-ons included sliced lettuce and scallion, diced tomatoes and avocado, cheddar, black beans, cilantro, a strangely good tzatziki (sorry, no sour cream available), and last but not least, Your Cheatin' Heart salsa.

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Everything about this pic looks so lovely! Nice work bossybaby
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Thanks, itsjess. Hope you and the pup have settled in and you are enjoying the crazy Swiss weather you though you'd left behind!
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