Happy Easter weekend! Whether you celebrate the religious aspects or not, I hope you're that enjoying the long weekend if you have one, or just the weekend if you don't.
There are certainly signs of Easter in my kitchen. The UK has an amazing array of dairy free Easter chocolate, and I'm harbouring a 'bunnycomb' (honeycomb) egg and a bag of small 70% cocoa eggs.
Mr Bite hasn't been forgotten and his egg stash includes a Waitrose caramel fudge egg, and some smaller chocolates, including some praline filled ducks which I find rather cute.
In keeping with a spring Easter, there is a pot of yet-to-flower blue hyacinth flowers.
I have a new pot of fresh basil too. I gave up on fresh herbs over winter, but with daylight hours stretching longer and longer, it seemed time to bring them back.
At the risk of disgracing myself in the food blogging community, there are no homemade hot cross buns in my kitchen. I have, however, been enjoying the egg and dairy free apple hot cross buns from Marks and Spencer.
Do you remember when I bought low price but high air mile apricots? They weren't very sweet, and I thought I'd learnt my lesson about imported out-of-season fruit. Alas, I was taken in by a bowl of 5 mangoes from Peru for £1. I have learnt the same lesson over again. They are not very nice and I shall be turning them into something baked!
|Lots of mangoes|
In case I didn't have enough chocolate (ha), I bought a block back from Ireland that is in the kitchen waiting to be tried. I'm not sure if I like whiskey in chocolate form, but we will find out.
My kitchen also features salt and vinegar Peckish rice crackers, which were an exciting discovery when I placed my last online order with Ocado. I enjoyed the brand in Australia (albeit not quite as much as the Snakata brand), but haven't seen small flavoured rice crackers since we moved. It's been nice having these bags to draw on occasionally.
In my kitchen, there are also roasted vegetables. To me, they are appropriate to both Easter and long weekends. My mix includes potatoes, red onion, pepper, carrot and eggplant, seasoned with red wine vinegar and oregano.
Last but not least, my kitchen features paint fumes - not visible, but definitely there! The non-tiled parts of our bathroom were in need of freshening up, and two coats of white paint later, we are pleased to have done that.
What is happening in your kitchen this month?