Best Lamb Salad By Daughter

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Best lamb salad

Best lamb salad

Finally my pestering earned me a fabulous dish…haha. When I was away for a few weeks back to Malaysia recently, my daughter, Sharon, has been having the time of her life taking over my kitchen. You should have heard how her sister complained of the mess she created……I can imagine that! But I’m just really thankful that my kitchen was still in one piece! I was just too eager to check out the countertop because she cut her Homemade Spinach Noodles right on the countertop instead of on the chopping board!!!! Why I knew? I saw it on her blog!

Sharon started her blog just before I left for Malaysia and so, imagine my real surprise when I saw all the culinary creations and beautiful pictures, especially from someone who hardly bothers to cook! The pictures look better than mine (sadly…haha) and the food looks really mouth-watering. I think she has more patience than me when comes to food preparation. I’m sure you can tell.

Well, I’ve been reminding her that I want to eat all the dishes that she cooked on her blog, except the Swiss Roll Bombe which she tried to learn from Jess at j3sskitch3n. Take a look and you will know why….haha.

Finally, at last my pestering worked. She made her best lamb salad for me and everyone at home. It was really delicious…mmmm. It was adapted from her The Great Beef Salad. EVER which she learned from LeQuan at luvtoeat. I just love the simplicity of the dish and the lovely creation. I’m sure this dish will be equally delicious with chicken or duck, or maybe even fish.

For the recipe , please visit Sharon’s blog. Be entertained by her mischief, cheekiness and humour as she giggled talking about her dear parents in her post on A Tale Of Train Travels. I am shaking my head!! I just have to Keep Smiling Keep Laughing! One day I must write on how to survive as a parent as kids grow up…haha.

Hope everyone’s having a great day!

Quote of the day……

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

Helen Keller

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anncoo  on January 5th, 2011

Mary, I know this is the most delicious lamb salad when I saw it earlier at Lequan’s site and Sharon made this so mouth watering too! Good job Sharon :)

claire  on January 5th, 2011

hey, how old is your daughter? my son is 23.. *wink*… i wish my future daughter in laws can really cook like you, like your girls, like Elin.. etc etc..the list goes on.. lol…

lequan  on January 5th, 2011

Omg! Using lamb was such a great idea! I don’t eat lamb, but my hubby does and I know he would love Sharon’s version. Beautifully presented too. Gotta love food blogging, right guys? My mom keeps raving about how much I’ve learned ever since food blogging. It’s so true how inspirational food blogging can be though. I’m so glad Sharon adapted this salad and made it for you to try Mary! And so sweet of you for the mention, thank you muchly. And thank you Sharon for making this for your mom.

Mary, I second the idea of writing on how to survive as a parent as kids grow up. I know I’d learn a lot from a wonderful mom like you. I know you were joking, but I’m serious. That would be a great post. Hmm…this gives me some idea ;-)

somewhere in singapore  on January 5th, 2011

So far, i only eat lamb meat once… keke…

j3ss kitch3n  on January 5th, 2011

haha! oh mary sharon does makes the most delicious dishes! this dish is absolutely yummy!

as for the swiss roll i’m still owing her a step by step tutorial she will perfect it trust me!

Priya  on January 5th, 2011

Slurp,wat a droolworthy salad, kudos to ur daughter..

Mary  on January 5th, 2011

@anncoo - Yes, it must be good when Sharon made it at least 3 times :D I’m a lucky mom…hehe

@claire - Sharon is younger than your son but too pampered and still my little girl :P Whah…now I think you need to help your son to find a wife that can really cook well for him and also for you :D Hope you don’t put on weight…haha. Maybe, one that can take you along for exercise, too!

@lequan - I must thank you very much for inspiring my girl to cook! :D She is so proud of the dishes that she had tried, especially your beef salad which she has made several times. I’m the lucky mom…hehe. I sure agree that blogging helps us cook better. We learn more and we are more excited to try.

Oh now, you can’t be serious about my suggestion on writing a post about how to survive as a parent as kids grow up. I was seriously joking….haha. If I write, I think many people will think of parenthood many times before having children…haha :D Well, the good news is that we all survive :D

@somewhere in singapore - Oh wow……hard to believe that! Guess you don;t like the lamb smell. Maybe you can try with chicken. I would love to try that next :D

@j3ss kitch3n - Have to agree with you. I was totally impressed by the taste, simplicity and presentation. Sharon did a good job! :D Yes, I can’t wait to try her successful swiss roll bombe!

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

suituapui  on January 5th, 2011

Just like my daughter. She would wait till nobody’s at home and then she’ll cook… No daddy around to nag and no mummy who will eventually take over the cooking completely. LOL!! Looks real good - like my daughter’s cooking also - very nice. Well, let them do on their own and they’ll learn eventually…hopefully.

penny aka jeroxie  on January 5th, 2011

uh ho! Your daughter is taking over your kitchen! :D

Mary  on January 5th, 2011

@suituapui - I guess our kids know our strengths and our weaknesses. I think they are good in pretending until we find out…haha. I think we better keep a distance from the kitchen in order to enjoy more good food from them :D Wonderful to know your daughter cooks well. I hope she is not blamed if you ever put on weight…haha

@penny aka jeroxie - Ya, that sounds terrible huh…haha :D

kristy  on January 5th, 2011

This looks so inviting, Mary! If you can not finish it. Please FedEX over the leftover huh! haha…. You’re a proud mother. Hope you’re all having a fabulous day.
Blessings, Kristy

Belinda @zomppa  on January 5th, 2011

Talented and sweet - like mother, like daughter!!

nammi  on January 5th, 2011

Hi mary, Thats so cool, mother and daughter blogging, :) you must be so proud:) have a nice day

Mary  on January 5th, 2011

@kristy - Yes, I’ll remember that! Next time I’ll ask Sharon to make a BIG dish! :D Hope you have a fabulous day, too.

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! :D

@nammi - I think it’s very fun :D I must be a lucky mom to enjoy good food…haha. Hope you have a nice day, too.

peteformation  on January 5th, 2011

Wah, sure looks nice and tasty! Love lamb dishes, yum yum!

Treat and Trick  on January 5th, 2011

Well presented and looks yummy! I’m sure in no time your daughter will become a head chef of your household…

Janis  on January 5th, 2011

How adorable! You know *I* love lamb.

Jeannie  on January 5th, 2011

Mary, your daughter is taking after you by being a great cook…that plate of lamb looks very delicious and she’s so patient in decorating the plate so well:D Well done to her!

Mary  on January 5th, 2011

@peteformation - Thanks very much, Pete! :D

@Treat and Trick - Ya, looks like it. Soon she may order me around the kitchen…haha :D

@Janis - Then this one is for you, Janis! :D

@Jeannie - Thanks very much, Jeannie! I was impressed :D Got standard huh!

mycookinghut  on January 5th, 2011

Definitely looks good! Sharon, well done!!

sweetlife  on January 5th, 2011

how sweet of her, my girls make a HUGE mess in my kitchen, but I happily clean it up..especailly if they cook..thanks for all the links!

have a great week

Angie's Recipes  on January 5th, 2011

Like mother, like daughter, your daughter cooks so well! This lamb salad looks terrific!

Sharon Moh  on January 5th, 2011

You’re glad I’m finally learning huh? After whipping up all sorts of nonsense and near fire disasters before ;). Wasn’t sure how the lamb would turn out but it was good wasn’t it? :D

Swathi  on January 5th, 2011

Look like a good cook is hiding in your daughter. Delicious.

Faith  on January 5th, 2011

What a great salad that is! You must be so proud of your daughter for starting her own blog…I’m off to check it out!

teresa  on January 5th, 2011

what a colorful and delicious dish!

Namitha  on January 5th, 2011

So sweet :-) She got it from you…looks so pretty,Mary :-) Happy New year to you and your family !

PlumLeaf  on January 5th, 2011

Lovely! Great meal & not having to cook too!
I had to giggle at your links to your daughter’s blog! The bombe really did BOMB didn’t it! Poor dear! The next one will be perfect! Oh, the noodles looked pretty too - I guess the good thing about the counter top is at least she used a table knife & not a chopping one! :0o
Your daughter is really adventurous in the kitchen!

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Drick  on January 5th, 2011

the good mother you are, you will always be kind of the things you write about of your children, shaking your head or not…. that does look like some nice lamb, gonna have to check it out

noobcook  on January 5th, 2011

love the rapport you have with your daughter… and that salad looks really good!

Ivy  on January 6th, 2011

I wish my daughter would be more involved in the kitchen even if she would make a mess. I can see Sharon in a couple of years becoming a pro in the kitchen.

Olive  on January 6th, 2011

I can tell how proud you are of your should be, her lamb salad looks appetizing! I wish my daughter would someday cook for me too :)

Happy New Year to your nad your family, Mary! :D

Mary  on January 6th, 2011

@mycookinghut - Thanks very much! :D

@sweetlife - Let’s hope for the next stage…..that they will clean up…haha :D

@Angie’s Recipes - I’m proud of her…that she made this for us….delicious and beautifully presented. Hope another dish is coming along :D

@Sharon Moh - Of course, of course…..REALLY happy! :D I really like the lamb. It’s just soooo good. Proud of you that you have finally learned to cook! :D

@Swathi - Thanks very much, Swathi! :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

@teresa - Thanks very much, Teresa! :D

@Namitha - Thanks very much Namitha! Happy New Year to you, too :D

@PlumLeaf - Ya, am so glad I didn’t had to cook. Hope to have more of such pleasure :D Haha…her poor swiss roll bombe. I’m sure her next attempt will be better. Her adventures in the kitchen does make me nervous…haha :D

@Drick - Hope all of Sharon’s attempts in the kitchen turns out well….the kitchen and also the food…haha. Sometimes looking at the way she does things is very nerve-wrecking! :D

@noobcook - Thanks very much! :D

@Ivy - I’m very sure she will suddenly surprise you one day….just like Sharon :D Now I’m secretly hoping Sharon will become a chef…all because I love to eat…haha. Ssshhhh…hope she doesn’t read this :P

@Olive - Yes, I’m very proud of Sharon….finally she learns to cook :D That’s a huge relief as a mother. I’m sure your daughter will cook for you one. It’s just a matter of time. She will give you a lot of surprises like Sharon. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on January 6th, 2011

Oh, Mary, I’m so happy for you. What on earth can fill a mother’s heart with joy? It’s something done out of the heart of her kid. I can tell by the presentation of the dish. Sweet!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella  on January 6th, 2011

Very sweet how proud a mum you are and that salad does look fantastic! :)

claire  on January 6th, 2011

Mary, I want to thank you for the information you wrote in my post about my girl. In fact after reading it, i diluted the bragg vinegar and sapu on her affected parts.. when u mentioned diary products, i was thinking oh dear, she drinks a glass of milk each morning..guess i have to buy this soy milk instead.. yes, give her more fresh fruits to eat and vege too..i guess she lacks that.. thanks again!

5 Star Foodie  on January 6th, 2011

This looks terrific, what a beautiful presentation! On my way to check out the recipe!

lena  on January 6th, 2011

hello mary, just as sharon was giggling writing that post on you, i’m sure you are smiling and laughing too when you’re writing this post on her cooking..that’s shared love! how fantastic! i must go and take a look at her swiss roll bombe now.

food-4tots  on January 6th, 2011

Both of you have great sense of humour. I guess she must be inspired by your cooking and baking talents. The presentation of her lamb salad looks so beautiful. A dish overflowing with love!

elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds  on January 6th, 2011

Hi Mary-Love your daughter Sharon’s version of the lamb salad. Looks so delicious, and the presentation is beautiful. Looks like she’s following mom’s footsteps, and no doubt she is blossoming into a great cook, like you, Mary!

sippitysup  on January 6th, 2011

Turning the kitchen over to young cooks is a great way to inspire them! GREG

Barbara  on January 6th, 2011

Sharon’s lamb salad looks wonderful, Mary! I was just writing something about a lamb dish I made last week. We love lamb….this salad is going to get a try-out in my house.
I guess your daughter is learning she can’t get away with much when you can follow her life on her blog! :)

Ginny Hartzler  on January 6th, 2011

This looks delightful, your daughter sure spent a lot of time creating it! How old is she? You are so blessed that she wants to cook and help out! How did your counter do? Any cut marks? But how can you complain when she makes food like this? How appropriate that I see you have this lamb, because today is epiphany!!

Mary  on January 6th, 2011

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Yes, I’m so happy. I have always wondered when will my children start cooking without my help and supervision. Only to find out that it happens only when I am away and when she starts blogging…haha :D

@Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - Thanks very much, Lorraine! :D

@claire - You are most welcome. I really hope it helps. Keep trying. Natural healing takes take to build up the immune system, detoxify and heal. Try the juices. It’s loaded with nutrients. I really hope your daughter’s skin will be healed completely soon. You are a very loving and caring mom to try the apple cider vinegar so fast :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D Hope you like this salad.

@lena - Haha…looks like revenge is sweet…LOL. I’m sure you have found by now that her swiss roll bombe is way below standard :P Hope she doesn’t see this…hehe

@food-4tots - Now I think it’s both ways…learning from each other. I think it’s good. We can feed each other well :D

@elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds - Thanks very much, Elizabeth! I’m really glad my girl is finally learning to cook :D

@sippitysup - That takes huge risk, right…haha. Most important my kitchen doesn’t end up in smoke! :D

@Barbara - Thanks very much, Barbara! You are very right. I am pestering her for every dish that I see on her blog…haha :D Now I sound like a stalker…LOL

@Ginny Hartzler - My daughter is a big girl now but hardly cook at home cos I’m always there to cook for them. When I was away she has to cook for survival…haha. Huge relief my counter top was in one piece :D So, looks like you are having lamb today. Wonder how you cooked it. You must have cooked a lot for this special day.

rebecca  on January 6th, 2011

wow amazing salad i adore you and Sharon and how close you are your a fab Mum Mary hugs

shaz  on January 6th, 2011

Awww, I just visited your daughter’s blog, and it’s so sweet to see you both obviously share such a fantastic bond. Lucky you! And the lamb salad looks delicious.

Carolyn Jung  on January 6th, 2011

Yum! Can you send Sharon over to my kitchen next? LOL

arthi  on January 7th, 2011

salad looks so inviting..Thanks for sharing!!

cityhippyfarmgirl  on January 7th, 2011

Ohh, that salad would perfect right about now.

Mary  on January 7th, 2011

@rebecca - Haha….we are like Calvin and Hobbes…sometimes Tom and Jerry! :D

@shaz - Yes, we either make each other’s life fun and happy or miserable…LOL :D

@Carolyn Jung - Oh yes! I’m sure she will come back with lots of new skills and good food! :D You are just the right person to send her!

@arthi - Thanks very much, Arthi! :D

@cityhippyfarmgirl - Thanks very much! :D

Kristi Rimkus  on January 7th, 2011

You must be so proud of your daughter! I stopped by her blog and the food looks just as amazing as yours!


Tasty Trix  on January 7th, 2011

That does look awesome! I will go check out her site! (And don’t worry about the Poppa Trix confusion, I think it’s hilarious!)

Mary  on January 8th, 2011

@Kristi Rimkus - Thanks very much, Kristi! Yes, I’m proud that she’s learning to cook at last :D

@Tasty Trix - Thanks very much! Haha…It is hilarious….will always remember you :D

Larry  on January 9th, 2011

ahh!! this one is really nice!! I wantttttt hahaha

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