Spring garden

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It has been an incredibly slow blog week. We are moving into the Summer holidays with lots to finish up at work before everyone heads of for their vacations, which is wonderful on it’s own, but has taken the focus off my food making and even more so the blog. However, the garden is progressing, albeit very very slowly this year as we are seeing record low temperatures for May and June. This is pushing back the expected harvest by quite a few weeks. This time last year, we were harvesting potatoes and strawberries and seeing a lot more progression in general in the garden. Quite a bit of the crop may not grow to full maturity with the weather we are seeing so far. Continue reading

Summer potato salad

Even if the calendar says June and it is supposed to be Summer, the weather seems to think it is October! The wind is howling outside and it is raining horizontally. But the weather forecast seems to be showing some improvement for the weekend. Fingers crossed that we will finally see some Summer weather and be able to bring out the shorts and t-shirts. It just feels weird sending your kids to kindergarten in June with woolen longs on. But with the cold wind and temperatures still in the single digits, there is just nothing to do about that. At least they don’t look at the calendar when we dress them in the morning still.

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Bulgur dinner salad

?A bulgur salad is a nice and filling, yet healthy meal. You can use it next to any protein really and just adjust the content of the salad. Using grain like bulgur adds some filling carbohydrates without being very heavy.

I tend to make these kinds of dishes when we hold off on our dinner until the boys are in bed. It is nice to have something a little bit more flavorful and interesting without it being an overpowering meal quite late during the day. Continue reading

Couscous salad with duck breast

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I have to admit, we don’t always feel like eating the same dinner as the boys. If they get to choose, they will have fish finger, nuggets, pasta or pizza, all of which can be made into fairly tasty and healthy dinners with some tweaks, but we tend to postpone dinner until the boys are sleeping at least a couple of days a week. That means we need to find dinners that are not too heavy or time consuming to make as it is not healthy or pleasant to go to bed feeling completely stuffed. A type of salad with some protein is a great late dinner and this one is with couscous. Continue reading