24 May 2012

Spring eating

as the weather continues to warm up we attempt to take our meals outside; crossed-legged on the sun drenched path, reclining on the green garden chairs or sprawling (with baby Reu) on our little strip of grass. our spring favourites include paella, manoush with homemade hummus, carrot and beetroot dips, vietnamese pho soup with lots of fresh lime and bean sprouts, salad with goat's cheese and crisp pear slices, pasta with lemon zest, rocket and smoked salmon or bacon with sauteed zucchini and eggplant, and anything with asparagus and fresh basil!

warm weather also allows for the growing of a sturdy sourdough starter, and aids the rising of ridiculously delicious (but not so good-looking) sticky apple and cinnamon buns, a rhubarb and almond topped brioche, and a wholesome cob of rye, multigrain sourdough...

I wonder, what have you been making and eating of late, and where are you eating it?


  1. Gosh that all looks so yummy!

    Food in our household has been on the warm/comforting side, as cold winds blow against the windows.
    Eaten on our laps as we gather around the fireplace.

    So glad to see you back around here, missed your creative self!


  2. Oh my goodness these are the yummiest foods ever!!!!
    What a hearty, yummy nourishing feast in springtime!
    Just then I had the biggest urge to share a meal with you on your little strip of grass surrounded by spring blooms!

  3. I wish I could eat like you. It looks soooooo delicious.

    I must start making proper meal plans so we are all more organised!!!

  4. We have been picnicking as well. Iced tea with rosewater and mint, chickpea-leek soup, bran muffins, avocado, and the first real tomatoes on bagels--both from the farmers' market.

  5. Delicious photos. Thanks for inspiring me to look for joy and beauty in the simple things in life.

    It is so lovely to have you back, I hope you enjoyed your baby moon.



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