Sunday, January 14, 2007

Protecting Marae From Fire An interesting article, worth sharing because of the great photos.

Orange & Watercress Salad
from Mana Kai

1 large bunch watercress; 1 large spanish red onion; 3 oranges.
Wash the watercress and pluck the leaves off the stalks. Slice the red onion into thin rings. Peel and slice the oranges. Combine them all lightly in salad bowl. Dress with orange vinaigrette just before serving.

I Love Watercress !!!

The joys of watercress, but this was a sight I never saw when we went picking watercress in drains on farms, etc. I must of been going to the wrong farms. (hehe)

Maori Potato, Bacon and Watercress Salad

You will now find Maori potatoes at most green grocers. 1kg Maori potatoes, Huakaroro variety; 6 rashers bacon; 4 spring onions; 3 oranges; 1 bunch watercress; 100g packet rocket. (if you can't get maori potatoes, use normal pototoes or kumara)
Scrub potatoes and cut in half. Cook in boiling, salted water for 15 minutes or until tender. Cook bacon in a frypan until crisp. Drain on kitchen paper. Cut bacon into even-size pieces. Wash spring onions and chop finely on the diagonal. Grate one tablespoon of rind from an orange and reserve for the dressing. Peel oranges, removing white pith, and cut into segments. Mix potatoes, bacon, spring onions and oranges together with watercress, rocket and dressing. Serves 4 Dressing 1 tablespoon orange rind 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard シ cup oil 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons wine vinegar 1 teaspoon iodised salt Freshly ground black pepper Mix orange rind, mustard, oil, honey, orange juice, vinegar, salt and pepper together.