As summer makes an appearance so does the BBQ season! It’s time to dust off those flips flops, slap on the sun screen and fill the social calendar with lazy days and a sausage or two… or maybe three!
Spring is almost here, and its time to replace those winter soups and hearty stews for more fresh and light alternatives.
Carrotte râpées, or loosely translated, grated carrot salad, is a classic everyday French dish typically served as a starter or l’aperitif.
Its not only delicious but also healthy, definitely one of your 5 (or is it now 10) a day and its very simple to prepare.
I like to serve it with crusty bread but its very versatile and could mixed salad to serve with a main meal or a lunch.
My mum would argue that the only way to eat a fig is straight away, skin an all! And although I am inclined to agree with her, I think by taking a little extra time and some simple ingredients you can create something even more delicious.
When selecting these little gems it’s worth noting that once a fig has been plucked from the tree it will ripen no further, therefore my advise would be to spend a little extra time selecting the ripest ones with the sweetest smell and deepest colour.
Sadly figs are a perishable fruit that won’t last long, maybe 2-3 days in the fridge at best. If however you are like me this isn’t really a concern as they are lucky to make it across the supermarket car park nevermind lasting 2-3 days in the fridge! If you are preparing for a dinner party then I would suggest either buying the day before or on the day if possible. Read More…