Welcome to Tanja Cilia multi-talented writer extraordinaire! She contributes to the world of writing through her characters Fleur and Lee who appear in stories in children's publications in Malta, newspaper and magazine articles. She wears several hats as a proofreader, editor, and ghost-writer. Tanja also writes fiction shorts and poetry. One of her short stories appears in Lavender Dreams, an anthology released by Muse It Up Publishing. Thanks to the generous publisher, authors, and editor, all royalties from the sales of this book will be donated each year to a cancer research organization or hospice in order to further combat and find a cure.
Tanja says, "This recipe was originally made up as a "peace" recipe for a website that was promoting unity between nations and religions and cultures. I thought it was a good thing to pass on."
Sticky Rainbow Salad
1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
1 red bell pepper, julienned
3 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
3 carrots, grated
2 cups seedless black grapes, halved
1 cucumber, cut into sticks
2 tbsp chopped chives
1 Spanish onion, ringed
4 tbs heather honey (any honey can be substituted)
1 tbs virgin olive oil
1 drop lemon essential oil
1 drop peppermint essential oil
Combine oils and honey; leave to rest.
Meanwhile prepare vegetables and grapes; toss.
Share between four bowls.
Pour dressing over, just before serving.
Sit back and wait for compliments and requests for seconds....
|Lavender Dreams from Muse It Up Publishing|
Lavender Dreams is dedicated to the memory of one of our dear editors who passed away 2011 from cancer, Karen McGrath.
You will always be remembered.
Tributes and Dedications
A Blessing in Disguise by Gloria Oren
FICTION BASED ON TRUE STORIES
Cancer Didn’t Get Him by Barbara Ehrentreu
Taking Flight by Vicki Batman
Camp Chemo: The Last Laugh by Nan D Arnold
Waiting by Rosemary Gemmell
Stories from the War by Nathaniel Tower
Testing…by Lisa J Lickel
The Cancer Tree by Nathaniel Tower
Behind A Closed Heart by Suzannah Safi
The Book by Tanja Cilia
Tanja, thanks so much for guesting on my blog. Knowing this salad was shared originally to promote peace makes it very special to me. This is the season we focus to find "peace on earth."--although it should be a year round goal.
sounds delicious. Hi Tanja, thanks for sharing with us.
Now this sounds like a salad I can really get my teeth into. LOL Love all the ingredients and they make a wonderful complement to a meal.
I hope the anthology does justice to Karen's memory. She is not forgotten, and my prayers are still with her family.
I'm a huge salad lover, but this was new to me. It sounds delicious though, and to think it helped promote peace... what a lovely sentiment.
Tanja, your book cover is quite beautiful.
Mmmmm. Sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.
Mmm... this sounds yummy! I'm a huge veggie fan, so it really appeals to me. And I think adding the honey in there would make it palatable to my toddlers as well. I love that it was made for a sort of peace offering/symbol - what a great idea. Thank you for sharing!
JQ thank you for putting all the names of the stories on here. I also contributed. Great post.
Tanja leave it to you to make a salad for peace. I'm going to try this salad. I like the dressing.
Hello everyone - what a day this has been... (it's 5.15pm here). And the icing on the cake is finding all these fine comments here. Thank you. I'm lucky that my kids like raw vegetables, so I try and incorporate as many of them as I can in meals, or as snacks.
I'm always looking for new veggie dishes for my Monday night writers' group supper, and this salad looks perfect. I love the mix of ingredients in the dressing and can't wait to try it. I also love the 'Rainbow' in the title, as much about the salad's colorful components as about the rainbow of nations, religions, and cultures in this world. Nicely done, Tanja!
A recipe that doesn't sound too complicated for me! I can't wait to put this together!
I'm always looking for a dish to use up the veggies in our garden. This will definitely be on my table this summer. Mmmmm....
Lovely healthy recipe, Tanja! J Q - thanks for mentioning all the names.
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