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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday Special 05

The passion to bake, cook, and shoot has kicked in soon I arrived in Bangkok. I have seen many things in Jakarta , rested and recharged my energy. It is funny how I and T missed Bangkok and our home so much , and whilst the end of holiday approached we couldn’t wait to reach home. A three-hour-and-fifteen-minute-flight felt like a long drag.

One good thing about this holiday is that we managed to escape the extreme heat in Bangkok for 10 days. The weather in Jakarta was great, nothing like the sizzling heat that causes headache everytime we get ourselves exposed to the sunlight. And now we are back in this “sauna room” and get to adapt ourselves to it again. Yesterday I had a headache since I dared myself to have lunch outside my office. I have learnt my lesson and decided to stay in for lunch today.

Well, despite the heat and all…… we are glad to be back. And I am so relieved to be able to blog again. For this Wednesday Special, I like to share Grapefruit and Orange Salad with you. I rarely made salad before, but now with T around, I am considering of doing it more often because I have the assurance that T will help me finish it since he is really into vegetables and salads.

Serves 2

- Large grapefruit > 1
- Orange > 2
- Steamed red kidney beans > 2 tablespoons
- Pistachio boar terrine or other ham – thinly slice and coarsely shred > 100 grams
- Baby salad leaves > a few
- Cilantro > a few stems
- Chopped roasted almond > 1 tablespoon
- Italian salad dressing > 2 tablespoons

- Peel grapefruit and remove pith. Slice horizontally.
- Peel oranges and remove pith. Cut into clean segments.
- Mix grapefruit and oranges with red kidney beans, ham, baby leaf greens, and sald dressing.
- Garnish with cilantro and chopped almond.


  1. That salad is amazing and you pictures are splendid!



  2. Kris,
    Your salad looks so refreshing, light and cheery:) And you are right...there's no place like home! :)

  3. I love the turquoise paint on the wood in the background of your photo--complements the salad perfectly!

  4. welcome back!!! I'm glad you had great time over there. 3 days waiting for me :D and you won't belive how long i must to fly 28HOURS!

    Lovely salad, lovely presentation. And I love the 'old' looking table setting..great! Ups,don't forget share your holiday pictures with us .. ok..

    See u next time , Kris

  5. Can't wait to make salads like this come summer. Your salad is so refreshing and a feast to the eyes.

  6. Gorgeous pics of the salad!! Know the feeling.. no place like home, whatever it's faults :))

  7. Beautiful and refreshing salad.

  8. You've made a very simple salad look gorgeous!

  9. I'm glad you had a great holiday, but I'm also glad you're back with your beautiful photos and recipes :)

  10. love the salad, it looks so vibrant and fresh :)

  11. This salad just screams 'fresh' and the photos just scream 'beautiful'. Love the choice of using pistachio boar terrine! I would love to see an entry on that here :)

    Like you..I love vacays, but after a week or so, home starts looking great :)

  12. une assiette colorée et remplie de bonnes saveurs, j'adore
    bravo pour cette belle réalisation
    bonne journée

  13. So glad you're back, Kris! Especially if we're going to see some more marvelous salads like this one. So fresh and summery. And I love the kidney bean and pistachio boar terrine additions. So like you to take this lovely salad to still another level!
    Gorgeous photos, as usual. (Do I say that every single time? Well, I mean it!)

  14. Gorgeous simple salad but so full of colour and flavour.