Spring is in the air, finally! When I’m taking photos now, part of me wishes I could be outside enjoying the sunshine, swaying in my hammock and watching my cat get up to no good prowling in the garden.
That’s a stark contrast to how, only recently, I kept my window closed for most of my shoot, how i had a pot of fresh ginger tea going the whole time and walked around the house wrapped up in my biggest jumper still feeling cold. My forever freezing fingers and toes are super thrilled that things are finally looking up in the weather department.
The veg shop is full of exciting spring produce and I wanna get it all! It’s not until I get home and unpack my shopping bags that I realise that because of all my impulse buying we have enough supplies for an army of vegans and now I am stressing how I am going to use it all up before it wilts or rots. What can I say…My eyes are really bigger than my stomach so to speak…! (I caught Duncan nodding to himself when proofreading this).
Today’s recipe is a result of one of these overzealous veg shop trips. It’s a spring-inspired salad loaded with almost every spring vegetable I could find and a super simple (yet effective) lemon and caper dressing. I am known to be the salad police in my house as, in my view, no meal is complete without a big bowl of fresh and crunchy salad.
Duncan rolls his eyes a lot as I tend to make the salad as well as a million other things and, as a detail-oriented kind of person, I hardly ever take a step back and think ‘Hang on, it’s just two of us! (plus a cat, who frankly despises our dietary choices). Who is going to eat all that?’
PS: If you make my spring salad, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @lazycatkitchen and use the #lazycatkitchen hashtag. I love seeing your takes on my recipes!