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Orange Carpaccio in a Salad. And Friends will be Friends!

I got this recipe from Caterina, an old friend of mine that I still keep since we were 6 years old. Not that we see each other very often, not that we have much in common; she is the kind of friend that you see after a year or two and you feel comfortable to talk with, you feel understood and you feel that you are somehow connected for life! Gràcies Caterina!

Talking about old friends takes me back to my old school, which I’m so proud of. I already showed you some pictures and stories of the School and today I want to show you some of the walls inside. It was such an inspiring environment :D.
See? Culture was everywhere… Musicians on the walls, Fairy tales characters in the School Library, Odyssey’s scenes watching us walk through the corridors, hunting scenes paintings on the dinning room walls… aaahhhhh… how I loved my School!
The school’s pictures are courtesy of Montse, another old friend of mine with a wonderful contagious laughter. Gracias Montse :D.
Believe it or not, this is a Public school, not Private!!!! I was lucky enough to spend there 8 years of my childhood. For those of you interested, here you have the School’s web.

Caterina, Montse, Cecilia i Eulàlia… ens veiem aviat noies :D (message to my school old friends).

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And the recipe is so easy: Just cut some oranges the thinnest possible, sprinkle with some sweet garlic, some desalted fresh cod strips, some chopped black olives and dress with maldon salt and extra virgin olive oil. There you are! A fresh and delicious salad!


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05/22/2009 · 11:48 h by Jen of A2eatwrite

Nuria – what a lovely sharing of your childhood. Your school is so pretty! I’m really impressed.

05/22/2009 · 12:20 h by FoodJunkie

Nuria, your school looks lovely! I like this salad a lot and might give it a try before oranges completely disappear of the shelves…

05/22/2009 · 13:36 h by Bellini Valli

This school would have so inspiting for the young minds within its walls.

05/22/2009 · 14:34 h by Soma

Lovely refreshing salad! & your school is so beautiful! like a museum of art.

05/22/2009 · 14:49 h by rupiawan

Indeed, sometimes the friend will give inspiration to the spirit of our work in conducting the activities, past indeed feel beautiful

05/22/2009 · 14:58 h by Peter G

Thank you for sharing your school with us Nuria…it looks very elegant. I also like your philosophy about your friendships and this wonderful, freshly, flavoured salad!

05/22/2009 · 17:31 h by Joan Nova

It looks like the Sistine Chapel!

05/22/2009 · 18:04 h by 5 Star Foodie

Such a lovely and refreshing salad! And your old school is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing these pictures!

05/22/2009 · 18:13 h by Maria

The oranges combined with the olives is such a vibrant flavor combination and the cod must add an amazing touch.

Love your old school — how beautiful it must be!

05/23/2009 · 0:34 h by Familia

Yum! I might try this with scallops, since we don’t get much cod here.

Sorry to have missed the tortilla round-up!


05/23/2009 · 10:14 h by @ pigpigscorner

Your school is beautiful!

05/23/2009 · 14:38 h by Peter M

What a beautiful and public school. It seems the Spanish understand a school should encourage, thought, creativity, humanity.

You’re a fine example of that, chica.

I love citrus with olives…they go hand in hand in mouth!

05/23/2009 · 15:01 h by Ivy

Very interesting recipe Nuria and your school looks beautiful.

05/23/2009 · 21:41 h by Janet @Gourmet Traveller88

Thanks for sharing, it’s lovely to go back to old school and bring back old good memories, isn’t it?

05/24/2009 · 2:09 h by Dragon

Old friends are the best. I love this dish…so fresh and colourful.

05/24/2009 · 7:02 h by Susan @ SGCC

What a charming school! Who could help but be inspired to learn there! It’s no wonder that you are so creative, Nuria.

Your salad looks wonderful. So vibrant and refreshing!

05/24/2009 · 9:11 h by taste traveller

Your school looks more like a castle! It must be a wonderful place for children to appreciate art & culture. Thanks so much for sharing this, as well as the carpaccio idea (which I will try this week!)

05/28/2009 · 16:38 h by Marta

Hola Nuria :)
You were indeed lucky to go to such a beautiful school, no wonder you turned out so creative and crafty!!!
This simple salad looks delicious, I can just picture it with some sweet oranges from Andalusia, yumms!!!!

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