It is quite warm these days and I am happily swapping mugs of mint green tea for a lot of water and when I crave it, a refreshing glass of homemade lemon, lime and mint soft drink.
Long time no see! Ok, I will try to make this little expression less frequent here on the blog but I do feel like I have a valid excuse: I moved to a new city early in May and it has been a very busy time from packing to settling in with a whole lot of paperwork in between.
So, I thought that I would first share a delicious recipe for courgette tart here before telling you all about where I moved to (if you follow my instagram account @cremedecitron, you probably already know).
Wind, rain, snow, sunshine, roadtrip, beautiful landscapes and vegan food. This is how I can sum up this mini trip to the West of Ireland a month ago.
For the vegan food part, no, I have not changed my diet but traveling with guests who are vegan meant trying to find delicious things that would suit them.
As for the beautiful scenery, driving along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland will provide all this and more.
In everyday cooking, I use a lot of my own recipes or ones that I know by heart and can make without opening a book or checking out the steps on the internet. And when making recipes I have shared here over the years, my favourite thing is to see if I can improve them a bit.
For example, I have tweaked the recipe for chocolate and hazelnut brownies many times until it reached the perfect texture and taste I wanted. This was actually one of the first recipes I shared on the blog nearly seven years ago.
Days are getting longer, blooms are starting to appear more and more on trees and I can hear a lot of birds singing from early in the morning to late at night. Spring time is finally here and it feels nice not having to put on so many layers every time I want to go outside.
The other nice thing about the weather changing is that more and more fruit and vegetables are becoming available. The Winter options can be a bit limited but there is still some fruit I want to enjoy until it is out of season: pears.
Bonjour and happy Saturday!
This week was a little shorter than usual but it was not any less busy. However, I was fully rested from the long weekend where I had given myself permission to relax for the whole three days (I usually fit in a bit of photography and writing work at weekends).
As usual, here are a few things I collected recently to share with you this Saturday:
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