Pickles, pickles, pickles, I just love preserving fruit and vegetables this way. These pickled carrots just sing of spring time and are the perfect addition to salads and sandwiches etc, just watch out Bugs Bunny doesn’t nick them first!
For me Scottish salmon is perfect at any time of year but it always seems to be perfect now in spring time when the lightness of the dish just heralds the coming of sunshine and warmer weather, lighter food and hopefully summer!
Smoothies, the best way to start the day other than porridge in my book. I love the ease of smoothies, just throwing everything together in the blender, pressing a button and hey presto breakfast is served. This spinach and peach smoothie is a great way to start the day.
I love potato rostis and I call these my Greek potato rostis basically because I’ve used feta cheese in them plus dill and mint which are always part of my Tzatziki mix. So to me they have a touch of Greek about them and that’s always a good thing in my book.
I love using vegetables instead of the usual carbohydrates like rice, pasta and couscous. Here I’m serving lamb with broccoli rice which is super healthy and tastes amazing too, oh, and by the way it’s so easy to make, so that ticks all the boxes really.
Who doesn’t like carrot cake, I love it. All those spices and aromatics go perfecty with the sweetness of carrots, so why not make carrot cake jam. This simple recipe ticks all the boxes for a sweet treat for toast, scones, oatcakes or with your cheese board of an evening.
Aah scones, what could be more Scottish in the baking world, though they have been embraced all over Britain, the scone is still a Scottish favourite. These cheese scones although savoury are remarkably good served with a good tangy jam and cream.
As you all know I love pesto in all it’s forms, so much so I made an eBook all about it, my Passion For Pesto. Anyway one of the recipes in there is this Nut Free Pesto because all those folks out there with nut allergies really shouldn’t miss out on the wonders of pesto!