Thursday, 28 April 2011

Salad Days

From a pattern for knitted luncheon mats - Needlewoman and Needlecraft Magazine, 1950
 We are having the most amazing weather.  Salads are back.  I have a book called '284 Ways of Making Salad' by Bebe Daniels and Jill Allgood.  Published in 1950, many of the recipes are contributions from film stars and celebrities of the day. 

Rex Harrison's Tomato Salad
1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley
5 tbsp of salad oil
2 tbsp of wine vinegar
1/4 cup of chopped green onions
Thyme, salt and pepper to taste
4 to 6 large ripe tomatoes

Mix the chopped green ingredients with the oil and vinegar.  Peel and slice tomatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper and arrange in a shallow bowl.  Spread some dressing over each layer.

Bebe Daniels was a silent movie star, came over to Britain and wrote and performed in the radio series 'Hi Gang', very popular during the war and 'Life with the Lyons' which ran in the early 50s.   The BBC played it recently on Radio 7.