The weather is finally improving here in sunny York, but there is still a nip in the air and the occasional frost. Time to bring on some summery food – summery, but warming. Food that conjours up images of beaches and barbecues, with that comfort food feeling. We’ve been enjoying the not so summery weather at the weekend in East Anglia with family, so I bring you a selection of recipes from some other excellent bloggers.
LeAnne’s Spring Shells with Shrimp abd Ricotta can be served cold, for those days Summer seems on the way, or warm, for those where we seem to regress into winter. It looks so indulgent – but is really easy to make.
For a taste of the tropics in your own home try the Unwed Housewife’s Bay Breeze. Perfect for a Friday night in dreaming of summer holidays and beaches!
Sarah’s Lavender Blackberry Ice Cream looks simply gorgeous – purple’s my favourite colour! I’ve never cooked with lavender before but rose flavours are simply divine in food, so if you have an ice cream maker I think this is one to try!
More fresh green colours in Sarah of The Charming Detroiter’s Spring Asparagus and Pea Ravioli with Lemon Beurre Blanc. What can capture the essence of spring better than asparagus? Lemon is another of my favourite flavours too.
With the unseasonal sunshine today I walked home without a jacket for the first time this year and began fantasising about barbecues… whether or not you have the weather for barbecues Sarah from Champagne Taste’s Quinoa Bean Burger should hit the spot.
Finally, more beautiful, frugal comfort food from Champagne Tastes- and so easy – the Chickpea Sloppy Joe.
Next time I’ll be back with more of my own cooking, but for now enjoy the weather, and the beautiful blogs collected here.