Sadly, a dear blogging friend, Daniel Saraga from The Haggis and the Herring passed away suddenly on Sept 14, 2012 at age 37 leaving behind his wife Mededith, two young children and a third on the way.
Although I only knew Daniel through blogging, our frequent emails, and his upbeat comments that he left on so many of our blogs, I truly thought of Daniel as a friend. His cheerful disposition and willingness to always lend a hand and advice to help a fellow blogger will not be forgotten. He presence in the blogging community will truly be missed. I know I will miss him, his enthusiasm, and his interesting recipes that he drew from his and his wife's heritages.
Please read his eulogy which he loving wife Meredith wrote and posted on his site.
I knew Daniel from a Yahoo group before I joined the Secret Recipe Club; then it turned out that Daniel was one of my fellow bloggers in Group B in the club. As a tribute to his memory, many of us in the Secret Recipe Club are posting a recipe from Daniel's blog today! You can scroll down and see the links of all the Secret Recipe Club recipe tributes that are all from Daniel's blog.
Daniel, we miss you; may you rest in peace.
Since Daniel recently blogged about one of my salad dressing recipes, cucumber dill , I decided to try one of his salad dressing recipes, strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. It's a simple recipe, but it is full of flavor. It's a perfect dressing for my jicama and mint salad. Dan, I will forever think of you when I make this dressing..
|Daniel's photo from his post|
Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 2 cups strawberries
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
jicama and mint salad
Dan left a long comment on my site the day he died. It was for my Rosh Hashana Post for Gluten Free Matzo Balls -
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