For some years during the summer season I have had a herbarium on my balcony. I am eagerly waiting for 15th of May when the cold will be gone and I can buy some small herb saplings. A few weeks later I will have pretty big bushes of my favourite herbs in the planter. Every year I buy a few types of basil, thyme, mint, rosemary and parsley. Every year I add something new to this set, such as oregano, bay leaves or red sorrel. Thanks to that I will have fresh, fragrant, propinquitous herbs till autumn.


Today I decided to make use of this treasure and prepared a herb salad with fruit and feta cheese. Believe me, there is nothing better on a hot summer day than having a refreshing, colourful salad. Delicious!


Ingredients:
a few lettuce leaves
many herbs (peppermint, basil, parsley, melissa, red dock)
1 mango
a couple of strawberries
150g of feta cheese
almond flakes
sauce
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of mustard
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of olive oil

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"All our charges are on holiday..." yes, the kids are at sports camp, so parents have some more time. It is time to think about want we want to eat and prepare it just for ourselves. And we don't have to listen to: "Avocado? Do I have to eat it?"


Today we prepared together a delicious holiday snack. Slightly spicy mousse from avocado with sweet and sour salad with tomatoes and mango and salty feta cheese. An explosion of flavours in the mouth. I recommend it not only when on holiday Uśmiech


Ingredients:
2 avocados
1 shallot
2 small cloves of garlic
1 chili pepper
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
1 tablespoon of chopped basil
a couple of black olives
a couple of cherry tomatoes
half a mango
100g of feta cheese
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
salt and pepper

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We love broad beans. After cooking I have to divide them into 4 perfectly equal groups, or there will be a great scene over the bowl: "Mum, he ate more!", "Dad, don't take three at once!" Mrugnięcie My love is so big that it's rare I don't eat everything at once. But sometimes (for example this time) using all my willpower I managed to peel some of them and prepare a delicious dish with this green delicacy. Today I present a quick and incredibly delicious spicy salad with broad beans and tomatoes. If you can resist, leave it till it has cooled down in the fridge for at least an hour. It is best when the flavours are mixed up.


Ingredients (for 2 people)
300g of broad beans
200g of cherry tomatoes
half a red onion
1 clove of garlic
chili pepper
3 tablespoons of chopped basil
2 big capers
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
lemon
salt and pepper

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Today I offer you a light salad with an edge for dinner. Boiled salmon, crisp asparagus, refreshing cucumber and horseradish sauce with character. This summer salad is perfect as a snack, second breakfast or elegant dinner. It is perfect as a picnic dish packed in an airtight box or jar. We don't know if we will be able to travel later in the year, so maybe we should plan shorter picnic trips and eat something delicious in the bosom of nature.


Ingredients (for 2 people)
200g of salmon
a bunch of asparagus spears
cucumber
1 red pepper
4 tablespoons of chopped chives
2 eggs
100g of natural yoghurt
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
2 tablespoons of horseradish
500ml of vegetable bouillon
2 bay leaves
3 allspices

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Caprese salad is probably the simplest salad I know of, which is its main advantage. However, the small amount of ingredients and easy preparation mean it is tempting to change something. I like adding something different to simple dishes, something wonderfully surprising which makes the dish completely different. In addition, sometimes you just need to change the way of serving the ingredients to get something new on the table. Most of us have probably seen caprese salad as charming canapés with cherry tomatoes. The ingredients are the same but the dish looks different, and what's more, 'salad on sticks' can be a party snack and you don't have to worry about your new clothes being decorated with tomato stains. My offer today for a new caprese salad is stuffed mozzarella cheese. As well as traditional tomatoes (for me in two colours), basil, mozzarella cheese and olive oil, I also added chilli pepper and capers to spice up the taste.


Ingredients (for 1 person)
1 mozzarella cheese ball
4-6 cherry tomatoes
a couple of basil leaves
1 tablespoon of capers
a few slices of chili pepper
1 tablespoon of olive oil
salt and pepper

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