Who said dips are dead? Certainly not in our house. They are generally easy to make, are great snacks, and fill hunger gaps. They are gorgeous for guests. We layer them with other ingredients in main meals. Or simply eat them out of the bowl while standing at the fridge. Sssshhhhh!
Oh the joy at the arrival of Spring. But truth be told, despite longer days and gorgeous gardens, the weather is in transition and can still be quite cold.
Our soups for this season straddle the heartier soups that reflect our transition from Winter, and the fresher, herb laden soups that echo the emergence of Spring.
To help you on your way with stocks for your soups, here are the ones that we use the most
- How to Make Vegetable Stocks
- How to Make Vegetarian Dashi
- A Light, Infused Vegetable Stock
- Deeply Flavoured Coconut Curry Stock
- Asian Flavoured Vegetable Stock
- Easy Vegetable Stocks
Now that you have your Spring menu organised, let’s get cooking! Many of these soups will freeze well.
Here are 30 of our best Soups for Early Spring.
Early Spring sees the arrival of Spring rains and windy weather. While the beginning of Spring can still be cold, there are also glorious sunny days with mild temperatures. Gardens begin to bring a bounty of colour. And Spring vegetables arrive – greens, peas, broad beans, asparagus – all delicious.
Salads still have some substance for the cooler days, but begin to get lighter. Grains are there but fresh Spring produce creeps in. Light salads might appear on the table. Certainly salads are more common than during the depths of Winter.
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I admit it. I am addicted to Indian snacks. Who isn’t?
I have put together some of my favourites in this collection. I hope you enjoy them.
What comfort our list of go-to recipes bring us. In the Five Dishes series we are bringing you some of our most love dishes. We explore our recipes, some of them going back decades.
Today I am bringing five of my favourite dishes of Winter. I do hope you enjoy them.
Pistachios are those green-tinged nuts available in large bags at your Middle Eastern grocery for a cost effective price. Pistachio icecream is more or less well known in the West, and France has the best pistachio sorbet. Unshelled nuts, salted, are a common pre-dinner or drinks snack. But otherwise they don’t appear on our tables very much.
It is a pity, as they add colour, texture and flavour to dishes. Case in point – these nine lovely recipes.
Get to know some more unusual dishes from India, perfect for the hottest of hot weathers.
Enjoy some snippets from our Late Summer collection of Indian recipes. For our whole collection of recipes for Late Summer recipes, explore:
- Indian Deliciousness;
- S0up Recipes for Late Summer;
- Salads for Late Summer Volume 1
- Salads for Late Summer Volume 2,
- Vegetable Recipes Volume 1,
- Vegetable Recipes Volume 2,
- Goodies, Grains, Lentils and More;
- Cooling Drinks and Sweet Things; and
- Tips and Hints for Cooking in Late Summer.
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Goodness, how we love garlic! Around the world it is used with abandon. Is there any cuisine that does not use garlic? Please let me know. (The Jain community in India does not use garlic, South India has a lot of recipes that are garlic free, and there are other sub-cuisines in India that also avoid onions, garlic and sometimes chilli.)
We have collected together a huge number of garlic recipes for you. Please do enjoy them.
We have so many favourite dishes in our household, ones that make a reappearance upon request or when a yearning arises.
Today I am bringing you five of my favourite dishes of Winter. I do hope you enjoy them.
Turmeric is still the super food of the moment, and that has lead to some terrible misuses of this special spice. In small amounts it adds a special flavour to a dish. In large amounts it is bitter and unpalatable. The key to consuming turmeric is to add a little to each dish you cook – half a tspn is enough.
Today we have our favourite turmeric recipes for you. In addition to these, know that most Indian dishes also include turmeric, so explore them as well. I do hope you love and enjoy these recipes too.
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