I love chilled soups in summer and this classic Borscht is one of my all-time favourites. I love using beetroot in everything from salads to chutneys so a classic soup recipe just has to be shared.
Chilled soups are wonderful in summer, I love serving them at a supper party or just for indulging myself at lunch time whilst sitting amongst the flowers. This chilled prawn and cucumber soup is just perfect for a bit of summer time chillin’.
Not content with strawberry pesto, now she is adding strawberries to salmon, whatever next? Yes this strawberry salmon salad is my latest in the make-use-of-all-the-gorgeous-strawberries-in-the-garden venture and I have to tell you it’s marvelous.
Lamb koftas are basically meatballs that can hail from the Middle East, Asia or India. The actual word ‘kofta’ comes from the classical Persian for ‘rissole’. So we are talking meatballs here, spicy meatballs and who doesn’t love good old meatballs.
Oh dear I dread to think what Italians would think of this asparagus quinoa risotto, using quinoa instead of that gorgeous creamy risotto rice, treachery at least! But let’s not think about what others think and just go right ahead and make our risotto with quinoa if we want to, and I do today.
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.
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.
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!