Has spring arrived?

daffodilsIn Edinburgh temperatures seen to be lingering above 10 degrees C and last week we even saw a couple days of glorious sunshine! With that in mind, here’s a few spring ideas to tuck into…

Green bean, courgette and garlic risotto – an easy dish that makes the most of spring greens. I like to cook up the greens (or any other accompaniment) separately and add them towards the end of the risotto cooking. If you’ve got fresh herbs to hand, such as parsley, pop some in, but otherwise dried herbs work just as well. The key to risotto is add your stock or water a little bit at a time, and keep stirring.risotto

Creme Eggs – nothing to do with cooking but Easter just isn’t the same without them!Creme egg

Swapping soups for salads. This weekend we enjoyed a cold meat platter with some fresh wholemeal bread and creamy mozzarella – so incredibly easy to prepare and just as tasty as a homemade cup of soup.platter

Blackberry and Elderflower Pimms – the newest flavour from the guys at Pimms GB. I mixed mine up with soda water (I didn’t have any lemonade to hand), some roughly torn basil leaves, a little bit of sugar and plenty of ice.pimmsFinally, for clutching my spring cocktail, lemon nails by Sarah Murray Beauty.
lemon nails

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