Wednesday, 27 April 2011

crosswords and april sunshine

How many Aprils in Old Blighty have we had the pleasure of a guffawing heatwave...AND on a bank holiday weekend? Well not many! So as you can expect I was damn excited. Therefore, a lazy Saturday wearing shorts and sitting in the garden was absolutely necessary, as was the Ottolenghi sauteed chickpea and Greek yogurt for lunch.

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You can easily follow the recipe here on the Guardian website. I also found this in the Yotam Ottolenghi 'Plenty' book. It incorporates my favourite ingredients: chickpeas, garlic, mint and coriander. So fresh. So easy and perfect lunchtime fare.

I dabbed an Ottolenghi timeless spice 'sumac' on top of the yogurt for extra zing.

p.s. Forget silly old Starbucks (it's not real coffee anyway). Start the day with a homemade ice latte. Just make sure to use good espresso coffee like Lavazza or Illy. Also make it properly, preferably with a moka pot, then pour the espresso over LOTS of ice and top up with milk. Please don't commit the sin of pouring the dreaded skimmed milk. Yuck.

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