This Falafel Tabbouleh Salad with Quail Eggs & Labneh exists because I haven’t had a salad on the blog since May 3rd. May 3rd! And it barely counts because it was a pasta salad. You must think I have scurvy by now. I can assure you that I don’t, I swear I get enough vitamin C, and no, I don’t rely on gummy vitamins… well, not entirely anyway. I just thought maybe we could take a break from ice cream sandwiches and creamy brie sauces, and remember that vegetables are pretty alright. So, I give you this Falafel Tabbouleh Salad teaming with flavourful herbs, juicy tomatoes, and crisp cucumbers. The falafel is fried, though – I’m not made of stone.
If you’ve read this blog before, you know I have a tendency to rant. And, more often than not, those rants tend to be about the weather. Remember this gem from February? In my defense, I am from Nova Scotia and complaining about the weather is kinda our thing – it’s kinda a thing for most coastal populations. Although I’ve called Toronto home for nearly 10 years now, sustained exposure to Lake Ontario doesn’t take the Maritimer out of the girl. So today, I’m gunning for spring and it’s diabolical plan to limit my enjoyment of this Cantaloupe Caprese Pasta Salad and its inability to reward me for my heroic survival of winter.
This Blood Orange Duck Breast with Wild Rice Salad is brought to by all the duck I didn’t order while in Paris. Don’t get me wrong, when I was in Paris I ate a considerable amount of duck. From smoked to confit, I could not get enough. After four days, I decided to cut myself off. I was worried I wasn’t experiencing the full spectrum of the Parisian food scene. After all, Paris has a lot more to offer than duck parts… Man, I should work for their tourism board; Paris: Not just duck parts. The duck obsession had to end. I had to leave room for steak tartare, scallops, and what I’m sure was a near lethal number of terrines. But even after making the promise to lay off the duck, I still considered ordering it. Every. Damn. Time.
I am so excited to share this Curry Poached Cod & Roasted Bok Choy Salad with you. I know! A cod recipe on a blog named Rhubarb & Cod! What a notion. It’s downright revolutionary is what it is. A breakthrough of epic proportions. No wonder it took me so long.
For those of you who are joining us for the first time, I’m being exceptionally sarcastic. This Curry Poached Cod is the first cod recipe to grace this not-so-aptly named blog. No, this “oversight” was not born out of a “way cool” desire to defy expectation (my second post was a rhubarb recipe, for crying out loud), it is in large part due to a difference of opinion between my partner and me.