We missed the picnic on May Day because of my son's illness. He missed out on meeting friends and the fun of having a picnic itself. So we decided to have a picnic at home on the same day (minus the friends, just in case his illness spread to the other kids). So, we sat on the floor and had a lovely lunch of salads, fruit and cheese sandwiches. Usually when we're sick, we try not to eat too much meat. Not sure if it's a Chinese thing. We would have lots of fruit, veggies, sandwiches, congee (rice porridge) and soups.
This time round I made a salad from:
a) Cherry tomatoes (halved) - the Sakura brand sources theirs from Malaysia but their produce is pesticide free (or so it says on the label)
b) Broccoli (chopped and boiled, or you can steam it) - bought it at NTUC. I had no choice, they only had broccoli from China.
c) Black sesame - from the Indian store at the wet market - no label.
d) Toasted kelp for garnishing - from Japan.
For the sauce - 3 part soya sauce, 2 part water, vinegar (optional), sesame oil, pinch sugar. The vinegar and sesame oil make up 1 part. Add a bit of black pepper to taste.
Toss everything together except for d) which you add later for garnishing. Yummy yummy in my tummy!!