Waldorf salad and committed to film


Java has a new Favourite Thing: Rolling around energetically on the grass (or even better, mud) next to a fast-flowing river with high banks until ‘accidentally’ ending up in the water with a back flip. Rince and repeat ad infinitum. The first time she did it, Hugo looked on quizzically and I thought that he was probably thinking ‘OMG what an absolute tool – whatever next?’ But I misjudged him; he watched her do it a few times to study her technique and then got down and did it himself. It was most out of character, but very amusing and I couldn’t drag them away. He did stop rather abruptly though as soon as I got my ‘phone out to video them. He obviously wasn’t prepared for his frivolousness to be committed to film, although he didn’t seem to object to Java making a spectacle of herself.

Ingredients (serves 2)

200g celery, chopped into 1cm chunks

100g apple, cut into cubes

50g walnuts, roughly chopped

1 small red onion, sliced and chopped

1 head of chicory, chopped

10g flat parsley, chopped

For the dressing:

50g natural yoghurt

1 teaspoon mustard

Juice of half a lemon

Clove of garlic, crushed (optional)

Sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper

Paprika to taste

Combine the celery, apple, walnuts, onion, chicory and parsley in a medium-sized salad bowl and mix. Make the dressing by whisking together the yoghurt, mustard and lemon and then adding the garlic and seasoning. Drizzle over the salad, mix and serve!

6 responses to “Waldorf salad and committed to film

  1. Love a Waldorf and this looks fab! But….the video is set to private!

  2. Video is accessible now :0)~ adorable! My dog Bailey would love to copy that technique too!

  3. Lovely salad, it’s been a while since I’ve had a Waldorf salad I do love it. Really funny about Java rolling and plunging over and over the video is so funny, It is even funnier that Hugo mimics what Java does. You must be constantly amused by your wonderful menagerie.

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