Before giving you the recipe for this salad which I made last month, I would like to thank all of you who voted for me in the first and second challenges of Project Food Blog, of Foodbuzz. I did not advance to the third challenge but I wish to congratulate all my friends who did and wish you good luck and of course, shall continue to vote for you, in the new challenges to come.
An update on my book. Although I have posted this on Facebook, I know that a lot of my readers are not on Facebook, so the news is that I am having some technical problems. I have all the content ready but as it was created on Word, when creating the PDF the pictures are downsized, so I have to do this all over again.
I�ve started reading tutorials on how to do this on open office and although at first sight it looks like word, preparing a book is quite complicated, so I will need a lot of time to study it, without distractions. For this reason I will not be visiting you as often as I would like as blog hopping is time consuming. I will continue reading your posts from my reader and from Facebook and once in a while I shall post an easy recipe.
Regarding open office 3.2, if any one knows this program well and wants to share some tips, I will appreciate it. Please leave me a message and I shall get in touch with you.
I know that figs are almost over, but if you can still get some (we still get them in Greece) I urge you to try it. Halloumi and figs are such a perfect match and if you love rocket (arugula) I am sure you will love this salad. I prefer halloumi pan fried or grilled in salads and when pan frying the halloumi I decided to toss in the figs, which I caramelized them to bring out their sweetness: A bite of salty halloumi, sweet figs, crunchy walnuts and peppery rocket is just perfect. The vinaigrette was tossed in the last minute after the picture was taken.
Green Salad with Caramelized Grapes and Halloumi
The second salad is quite different with more greens in the salad. The grapes were caramelized and a vinaigrette was also used. Vinaigrettes are not very photogenic, so I avoid adding them before taking a picture.
This recipe as well as another recipe with halloumi and grapes are included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!
Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!!