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London is beautiful in spring time, everything seems fresh and new and there is a real sense of anticipation in the air that summer is just around the corner. The sublime smell of sun ripened tomatoes was almost overwhelming at our local market yesterday and how exciting to see the first bunches of English asparagus and bowls of big, juicy strawberries – surely this is earlier than normal?!

Tomatoes

This is the time for the first of many BBQs, easy, throw together salads, fresh vegetables with just a hint of dressing and the return of Somerset cider and chilled rose. It feels good to finally close the door on winter.

Last night, to take to a friend’s BBQ, I added the beautiful market asparagus to Ottolenghi’s Quinoa Salad from his cook book Plenty which I’ve talked about before here and here. There are so many easy, versatile and delicious recipes in this cookbook and this Quinoa salad is no exception.    (more…)

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