Thursday, May 19, 2011

A salad you’d invite to dinner.

kalesalad2I’ve been writing for the Star Advertiser, Hawaii’s newspaper. I have a column once a month in the Wednesday food section.
You can read about and get the recipe for my kale salad in the on-line version here.
I was happy the way the column and the picture turned out and more importantly, I loved the recipe. I was really excited about this salad and I ate it for days. And then made it again. I kind of hate making salads, usually. I love when someone else makes me a salad. I love to eat it. But I really feel like I’m wasting my time when I make one myself.
Like, shouldn’t I be cooking or something? I just chop all the vegetables and then throw them in the bowl? It’s extremely anticlimactic for me. Assembly is so not the same to me as cooking. I feel like I should be sautéing the lettuce or something.
This salad, I think, could make some reappearances. We could even be life-long friends. I’d definitely invite this salad to dinner.
Writing for the newspaper has been a challenging genre change for me. I’m learning—slowly. I wonder if you guys have any suggestions for columns you’d like to see.
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jalna said...

Sorry, I don't have suggestions for columns for you. Let me think about it. I just wanted to say that your writing style is so entertaining to me. I read and re-read this post 3 times 'cause it just puts a smile on my face. I should start a collection of Mariko lines. I'll start with "I'd definitely invite this salad to dinner."

Belinda @zomppa said...

How about inviting me AND this salad over for dinner?? Oh, boy! You have so much wonderful things to share with your readers!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

I made kale salad today because of your article.

Smiths said...

"I need, I need. I want, I want!"

Between you and me, you meant that this salad was made to share with me, huh? Ha ha... I'll be making this one for sure!

Mariko said...

Jalna: You are so sweet. I'd invite you to dinner, too.
Belinda: Sure! But between you and me, I think the plane ticket's gonna cost ya.
Damaris: Cool. I should have credited you with first alerting me to this phenomenon called Kale salad.
Smiths: Well, you ARE coming back, right?

Anonymous said...

This looks wonderful... Kale is really making a comeback, right?

marla said...

Love this kale salad. I had one like this 3 days in a row at BlogHer Food & could have over & over. It was not at the conf. but at a local, seasonal restaurant :) xo

Jackie said...

Congratulations on the new writing gig, darling! This looks delicious, too - I'd definitely invite this salad to dinner! I've actually got a big bag of kale sitting in my fridge at the moment so I'll be making this very soon!

Jax x

FootPrints said...

this one sounds delish! why is it that salad is better when someone else makes it? i love your photo too! it makes the salad look so so fresH!

Kristen said...

Yay for a food column, Mariko! AWESOME! And salads do tend to be anticlimactic, until you eat them. ;) Sometimes making the dressing is what makes it feel like cooking. This one looks amazing! Thank you for posting it!

Laurie said...

Congrats on the writing gig! I've been a food/blog monk for a bit, but I'm always glad to return to your blog. Always makes me :). Aloha

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