Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad

Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad

I’m finishing up my series on ancient grains with a buckwheat salad. Buckwheat, because of its name, is sometimes confusing to people. Buckwheat is not Wheat Buckwheat isn’t actually a grain. In fact, buckwheat has no relation to wheat at all. It’s really a seed, and the plant is a relative of rhubarb. However, it is very similar toRead more

Sunomono Salad, A Refreshing Cucumber Salad

Sunomono Salad

  I love Sunomono Salad. Like so many Japanese dishes, the simplicity of the carefully chosen ingredients allow the main one to shine. In this case the main ingredient is cucumber. Somehow a simple dressing of rice vinegar, sugar and tamari, tart and sweet, elevate the cucumber into something more. In a  sunomono salad, cucumber somehow seemsRead more