As I’ve mentioned before, the food blogging community is a pretty tight knit one. Although many of us have never met in person, we still have a special bond based on common interests and passions that revolve around cooking, baking, writing, sharing recipes…all of the things that we food bloggers do. Because of this, we feel the need to join together when tragedy strikes among us. This is the reason for my post (as well as the posts of many others) today.
Daniel Saraga, author of The Haggis and the Herring, passed away suddenly a few weeks ago at the age of 37. His wife gave a touching eulogy at his funeral that she published on their blog for all to read. Daniel was in the same group as me in the Secret Recipe Club, which is how I became more familiar with his blog, his writing, and his personality. He always struck me as a man who loved his family and food and joined them together quite frequently, just like I do.
When deciding which of Daniel’s recipes to choose for his tribute, I felt myself being drawn to one that is his mother’s. Daniel shared it on her birthday. It seems like a fitting time to honor her as well – the woman who gave him life, and who undoubtedly is suffering an awful loss right now.
I hope Daniel’s family and friends can find peace during this tragic time, and know that the food blogging community has you all in our thoughts and prayers. This tribute is our way of paying our respects. RIP Daniel.
Mom’s Creamy Greek Salad Dressing
from The Haggis and the Herring
1/4 cup vinegar (I used champagne vinegar)
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon onion powder (I used garlic powder)
5 garlic cloves
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix. Enjoy 🙂