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In fair weather: Springtime Asparagus Soup

Springtime Asparagus Soup

It seems that I’m a bit of a foul-weather friend to the world of soups. Perusing my recipes page the other day, I realised that I haven’t made a soup, let alone posted one here, in months. The last one I made was this Celeriac and Apple number, way back when in February. It’s not too surprising, since soups are generally thought of as hearty, tummy-warming fare for the cooler months. Read more…

Luxury on bread: Shaved Asparagus Tartine

Shaved Asparagus Tartine

I crave a simple and beautiful lunch. Something light but satisfying, taking just minutes to prepare but good for savouring over the next twenty or so. Working from home at times (and at a job mere steps from my front door the rest of the time), this is a luxury that I can afford. And I must say, enjoying it helps makes up for those I can’t. Read more…

An Affair to Remember: Lentil and Spinach Salad with Pan-fried Asparagus, Paneer and Coriander Dressing

Lentil and Spinach Salad with Pan-fried Asparagus, Paneer and Coriander Dressing

Much is made in the UK of curry being our national dish. Open the menu at any local pub, scan the contents page of a British food magazine, or switch on Saturday Kitchen and you’ll soon get the idea: we’re one curry-lovin’ nation. For my own part, I definitely eat more Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi-inspired foods than I did when I lived in Canada. In fact, good Indian food is one of the few things I miss sorely whenever I’m back home for an extended period of time. (When I’m here I miss Thai and Japanese foods- go figure.) Read more…

A fancy lunch: Asparagus with a Poached Egg and Vanilla-Mint Vinaigrette

asparagus with poached egg

This isn’t the kind of thing that I usually have for lunch, believe me. The above meal is akin to what I call “fancy” food, ie. food that, while delicious, is best left to French bistros and particularly ambitious food bloggers, rather than attempted by yourself, at home. Read more…

Farro Salad with Asparagus, Goat’s Cheese and Almonds

farro salad

Wow, two farro recipes in as many days. Not very adventurous of me, I’ll admit. Typical, though; I tend to get into “moods ruts” in my cooking, becoming obsessed with a particular ingredient and eating it for days on end until my interest wanes. Read more…

Sunday morning leftovers: Salmon, Asparagus and Dill Frittata

frittata on plate

To me, Sunday is the best day of the week to enjoy a leisurely brunch. Something about its lazy pace seems particularly suited to sitting down with good company, a mug of coffee and something delicious to eat. Back in my non-cooking university days, this ritual generally took the form of a meal at the pub around the corner from my apartment. My roommate and I would drag ourselves out of bed and make our way, boyfriends in tow, to where delicious homebaked muffins, unnaturally cheerful waiters and (on occasion) strong mimosas awaited us. Read more…