Although I love love love to cook, I don’t usually post recipes because I don’t feel like they’re mine. I am definitely a recipe girl. I need a cook book. That’s how I learned and continue to learn how to cook – I buy a book that appeals to me and cook all the recipes that look good. Then I buy another book and do the same. I’ve cooked through Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers, Nigella Lawson, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Ina Garten, Tamasin Day-Lewis, Jamie Oliver, the Smitten Kitchen blog, and at the moment I am obsessed (along with the rest of the world) with all things Ottolenghi. I’ve been doing this for years and years now (16 to be precise) so I’m getting pretty good at serving up decent food, but I certainly don’t feel like I can make up my own recipes yet. What I do feel like I am gaining some ground in though, is assembling recipes together from different books, newspapers, friends and putting them all together to create a delicious meal. I like to think of myself as a recipe curator.
Maybe it’s a bit late to be posting Easter recipes, but I wanted to share with you what I cooked last Sunday. They all go really well together for a big festive meal, but also work on their own for lighter eating. And they are great for any time during the spring. Even the dyed eggs can make a pretty table arrangement for an April or May weekend lunch. Hope you enjoy!