Ah the zinginess of fresh lemons, they make my mouth water just thinking about them. While fresh lemons are great to have on hand for your G&T (a must!) or for cooking, preserved lemons are useful too and these lemons in oil are so handy to have in the larder.
I love soup at any time of year and this watercress and spinach soup has all the taste of springtime with fresh watercress and the lovely young spinach leaves that are available just now. Vibrant and green it looks just as healthy as it is.
It’s strawberry season again, that harbinger of summer. Oh the taste of freshly picked strawberries from the garden, I adore them and love to use them in as many ways as possible from jams to desserts to salads and of course in baking like these gorgeous strawberry shortcakes.
Spring means the salad season is in motion, actually I love to eat salads all year round and this kale and walnut salad is one of these strong-tasting salads that would work just as well in winter as it does in spring or summer. So get that superfood into you and enjoy some kale.
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.