Tangy Carrot Salad

It was December 1972 and I’d been living in Damascus for about 3 months, getting used to the presence of armed soldiers on every street corner; taking the shortages of food, clothes, and basic necessities like bread and bottles of calor gas, in my stride. My mother-in-law and her relatives used to speak wistfully of […]

Beetroot Soup with Feta

If you have already-cooked beetroot to hand, this ruby-coloured soup is quick and easy to make. You can also make it with ready-cooked beetroot that comes in vacuum packs. Make sure you look at the pack in case it’s preserved in vinegar. I once made that mistake, thinking that pickled beetroot always comes in a […]

Hector’s Waldorf Salad

Hector’s Waldorf Salad is a combination of fresh raw apples, celery slices, broken walnuts and sultanas, mixed with good quality mayonnaise. I like it because it’s quick and easy to prepare, tastes fresh and crunchy and is a change from the quick sandwich I usually have for lunch. It tastes quite sweet which satisfies any post-lunch sugar cravings. […]