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In the Heat of Summer: 2 Kinds of Chicken Salad

Not Far From the Treesummary: chicken salad – one with cherries, one with croutons; eating seasonally; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on image(s) to see more photos and larger views)

cherries wp-image-2158 Bright reds – scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry – are very cheerful and youthful. There is certainly a red for everyone.
 
– Christian Dior

Ah mid-summer! It didn’t go below 20C last night and once again today it’s sunny and the high will be in the mid 30s.

Naturally, we’re using the barbecue for just about everything that needs cooking. On the weekend, we had a beautiful butterflied chicken (Djaj Bil-Bahar Il-Asfar, of course!) and grilled vegetables.

Cherry Chicken Salad wp-image-2212 Which means the next night, we get to have chicken salad for dinner. Normally, we add toasted almonds and grapes to this salad. But a couple of weeks ago, we still had some of the beautiful sweet red NFFtT cherries left.

So rather than grapes, we added cherries. Because grapes aren’t in season yet…. (continue reading )

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