Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Favourite Potato Salad

This potato salad was first made for me by my Bulgarian roommate Petya in Prague. She made it when she had recieved a care package, containing among other things Bulgarian goat cheese from her mother. She was a bit homesick at times, and I think this warm salad reminded her of food from home. And it's one of the best potato salads I've ever had, so I make it every now and then. It was March when she made it there, so it was made from winter potatoes. I don't think I had had potato salad that wasn't made from new potatoes before, but this works fine, at least tastewise. It looks a bit mushy though. And I had no Bulgarian goat cheese, so I used some lebneh that I found at a local ethnic store some time ago, which made it even mushier, but still tasty. I don't know if I mentioned it yesterday, but I finally had time enough to make some bread to. I used it for the toast. And then, now I just finished my dessert. Sometimes there's nothing like a cup of hot chocolate.


HoneyB said...

I love homemade hot cocoa...with whipped cream! I have never heard of the cheeses you are talking about. Either I am not educated enough in "food" or its something kin to your country that we don't have here in the states! In any case, the salad looks good!

Lina said...

hi lina! wouldn't you know it? My name is Lina too! (Spelled the same way) and Im a food lover too! how cool is that?

lina said...

HoneyB: No, those cheeses are not something we have here normally either. The only time I had Bulgarian goat cheese was that time in Prague. It was quite a lot like feta cheese, but a little different :) The lebneh is something I just picked up at an ethnic grocer some weeks ago, and the text on it was mainly in arabic letters. I googled it a bit to get ideas of what to do with it, seems as if it's made from yoghurt, and that figures, it was a bit sour on its own. But those were completely unknown things for me otherwise.

Lina: Cool! I'll have to go check out your blog too!