Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.

Friday cooking

…so, so far, I am about 8 recipes behind in my recipe promise. I at least have started to page through some of my cooking magazines, and will be able to sacrifice some to the gods of decluttering! The recipe I want to share today is another salad, a Middle Eastern salad, called Fattoush


The ingredients are

  • ½ each a yellow and a red pepper, diced
  • 20 baby tomatoes, halved
  • 8 radishes, sliced thinly
  • ½ an onion, chopped finely
  • a handful of celery leaves, roughly chopped
  • 12 black olives, pitted and chopped
  • splash of olive oil

Mix those ingredients on a platter, drizzle with the dressing, which is made by combining

  • 1 cup thick plain yoghurt
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 finely crushed garlic cloves

Then sprinkle with some sumac, and drizzle with 2 tablespoons butter which you have browned in a pan.

It’s delicious and looks so beautiful! Even before the dressing. Serve with some toasted pitas or flatbreads to scoop up all the lovely dressing!

Have wonderful weekends! See you on Monday!



  T.U wrote @

I love the radish and tomatoes color in your picture. So amazing!

  charliesbird wrote @


  MamaCat wrote @

Out looks so pretty. What is sumac?

  charliesbird wrote @

It’s a middle eastern spice, has a lemony/peppery kinda flavour, and is said to aid digestion!

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