6 things we’ve been eating recently:
Spring means asparagus. I love it just with some melted butter. If there is any left over, it can be added to anything the next day. It is a short season and one to make the most of.
Aubergines (or eggplants which is nowhere nearly as nice a name) always look so lovely, with their rich, purple, shiny skins. I quite often end up buying one, and then not really knowing what to do with it. Usually I fry it in good olive oil with loads of garlic, but baking it is another good option.
3) Smoked yoghurt
I served it with a small dollop of this amazing smoked yoghurt on the top. Fantastic! This Zany Zeus yoghurt is lightly smoked with manuka shavings and is most definitely not to be served in a large bowl with muesli! It is more of something to add to a salad, baked potato or roasted vegetables, or even served as a dip.
When I lived in Denmark, lamb was an expensive rarity in the supermarkets, though we often bought lamb mince when in we shopped over in Malmö, Sweden. So it is great now to have access to good lamb such as this coastal spring lamb, which was just bursting with flavour.
5) Kalles Kaviar
This Swedish fish paste is just wonderful. Spread thinly on toast with a hard boiled egg, or with a little cream cheese, makes a perfect breakfast or anytime snack. Well, it does if you like it like I do! I guess it is a bit like Marmite – you love it or you hate it – I happen to love both products.
And the first strawberries are in the shops – nothing more to say really!