This is my 30th Random Recipe. I haven't missed a single one (although I have been a bit tardy on occasion) from the very start of Dom's successful challenge.
For the occasion, Dom asked us to count along our recipe books, choose the 30th one and cook whatever was on page 30.
My 30th book is Roast Figs Sugar Snow by Diana Henry - a beautiful and inspiring book given to me by my dear friend. A lot of the recipes are warming, comforting dishes for wintertime but luckily page 30 gave me a salad so it was fine for the glorious temperatures we were getting here at the start of the month.
The recipe was for Salad Of Pear, Hazelnuts And Cashel Blue Cheese. I varied it slightly by using gorgonzola instead of the Cashel Blue and pecans instead of hazelnuts only because that is what we had in the house. The salad is a lovely, filling one. It uses roasted red onions as well as a mixture of salad leaves and the meltingly sweet pears to go with the nuts and cheek-sooking cheese.
Sometimes my older boy will turn up his nose at "smelly" cheese but my relentless foisting of it upon him is obviously paying off as everyone in the house finished off their salads with clean plates. My kind of Summer meal.
To take part in Random Recipes, see Dom's Blog - Belleau Kitchen. You will receive a very warm welcome.