One of the many things that is wonderful about Spring is it’s never ending ability to take you by surprise and create an almost perfect few days when you least expect it. Unless you’re a meteorologist.
And so it has been for us over these last few days, which happily, has coincided with the Easter weekend.
However, unlike many who immediately whip out the barbeque, my immediate thought is salad. Why? Because it is one of the most versatile, light foodstuffs you can rustle up in the blink of an eye and, in my limited experience, almost anything goes with greenery.
This little number was particularly successful. Probably because the union of pork and apple, or apple and stilton, is tried and tested and therefore not such a great leap of faith to imagine it’s glory together, chucked over a spinach and watercress combo, then sprinkled with a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Of course my palette is also refreshed by something I haven’t rustled up in a while. That opinion may waiver slightly come September.
Meanwhile, I am insisting that we all spend time in the sunshine to top up our vitamin D levels, much to the chagrin of some. However, I am unfaltering in my conviction that a small amount of time in the sunshine produces much happier people than sunshine enjoyed through a window.
And anyway, as always, the weather can turn on it’s head within the blink of an eye, so best enjoy it whilst we can.