We have friends of many faiths and we wish them all well. Most cultures in the Northern Hemisphere have a celebration
that corresponds with the winter solstice. Virtually everyone celebrates the Western New Year, even if their culture has its own New
Year. The photo at right is a salad that we put special decorations on. The silver-tan (bells, star and candle sticks) are all
oyster mushrooms. The candles are red, yellow and green bell (sweet) peppers. Candles are appropriate for almost all Northern Hemisphere
celebrations at this time of year. Many of us see a sky with stars more than with a sun now. Bells have been used for many kinds of
celebrations. Reds, greens and yellow are the brightest colors, we know of in food..
Even without the extra decorations
this is a colorful dish.
Tabouli salad is robust. On many occasions we have seen people who claim they do not like
salads go back for seconds. On the other hand, no one can eat a volume equal to what they can eat of a simple green salad. This recipe
will feed six to ten people. It keeps better than most salads; so you can keep it for several days.
base is bulghur, a cooked, then dried cracked wheat. If you can not find it, cook cracked wheat as you would rice and cool it in the