Onion  LotusYou might be wondering what the flipping heck that monstrosity in  the photo above is.  Don’t worry, we’re not eating it.  You may also be wondering why the flipping heck I’ve suddenly gone all British.  No idea gov, lawksamercy, love a duck, what’s all this then? 

And, I’m done.  This is what happens when I watch My Fair Lady and Oliver in the same day.  It’s the same reason I can’t watch medical shows.  I get symptoms.  Seriously.  A few years ago we were watching, I can’t even remember the show, maybe RPA, maybe Grey’s, whatever.  The topic was the teenage basketball player who got bone cancer in his leg.  During the ad break I got up to go the bathroom.

“What are you doing?” he asked.

“I’m going for a pee,” Because I’m classy like that.

“Why are you limping?”

Well duh….in my  mind at that moment I was a 17 year old athlete with leg cancer. Of course I was limping.  

 Huh?  How on earth did I get there? 

We were meant to be talking about the hideous thing in the photo above.  And below just to refresh your memory.

Onion  LotusThis is a coloured onion waterlily.  And it is my  early Christmas gift to all of you in the Northern Hemisphere. Because Rosemary Mayne Wilson says that these :

Look exotic for parties and are useful in wintertime if flowers are unavailable.

They are also useful if you want your whole dining room to smell of raw onions .  As I know so many of you do.  Merry Christmas  north of the Equator.  Don’t even bother to thank me.  You’re more than welcome.

And seeing as we are in the Christmas spirit, I thought I might give some special Salads For All Seasons gifts to a few of my favourite people.

First up is Erica from Retro Recipe Attempts. Earlier this year, Erica made this:


So she is not averse to awful soup recipes.  So, Erica, Buzz, kids.  Merry Christmas and please accept my gift to you of New Year’s Eve Dressing.  I really hope you make this.  And I hope you don’t hunt me down and kill me later.  Enjoy!

New Year's Eve Dressing

Next up, my favourite and yours, the fantastic,  fantabulous, Yinzerella.  Now you all know that The Yinz is fond of both some lamb curry and a lot of jello.  So, to the lovely and adorable Yinzerella I give the Curried Lamb Mould:

 Curried Lamb Mould

And just because I can’t imagine anyone else ever being ballsy enough to cook and eat this, I also give her this Quick Tuna Salad.  May the road rise with you Yinz, hopefully not as quickly as your stomach will after making this….

Quick Tuna SaladMy next gift is for anyone who wants to take up the challenge.  Your Christmas present will be my forever esteem because, you have gone where angels fear to tread.  Please someone make this and let me know if it truly is as disgusting as it reads….

moulded baked bean salad


There will be some good  festive recipes from Salad for All Seasons coming up…stay tuned and have a fab week!

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4 Comments on Christmas Comes Early

  1. Oh dear, those coloured onion flowers (chrysanthemums to my eyes) have featured at my mother’s retirement home Christmas festivities for the last two years. This year they were intermixed with carnations, presumably to ameliorate the smell, but no, not helping. It was otherwise a lovely buffet spread, but someone, somewhere thought this was a good idea. And merry Christmas from a Canadian lurker!

    • Wow!!! I’m not sure if that is the best thing or the worst thing I have heard all week. Maybe both!!! I had no idea these existed in the real world. And I’m not sure if should be appalled or applaud.
      Thank you so much for sharing. Please, if they are there next year, send a photo!!!
      All the best to you and yours for a wonderful festive season.
      You have blown my mind.

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