May is shaping up to be a glorious month here in Calgary. I can say this today because we had a nice sunny normal spring day with the temperature actually reaching 20 C!! Yesterday we power raked the lawn and did some spring clean up around the yard. Yet there is still snow in the forecast….and I’ve really had enough!
For those of you that don’t follow Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen regularly (please do, you won’t regret it!) I’ve had some really great news…the Pea Feta and Dill Quiche with Sweet Potato and Lentil Faux Pastry won in the freestyle category of the Candadian Lentils Recipe Revelations Contest. I won a gift certificate to Amazon and I will likely be ordering the odd cook book from there in the future. A mere week before I found out I won I had already ordered three new books, two of which have already arrived! I can’t wait to get cooking from ‘My Paris Kitchen’ as most of the recipes I’ve made via David Lebovitz have been amazing!Our local Co op store has started carrying micro greens. I couldn’t resist these adorable little red cabbage greens.I’ve been starting to experiment with mixing cocktails. One of my favourite booze mediums is Gin and I have about four kinds currently stashed away. I like to make my own syrups and mix them up with some tonic water (the carbonated kind). This tonic here is a locally produced herbal tonic that functions as a syrup on its own. Could you refuse a Gin Orange and Cardamom cocktail?And there has (and always will be) been some cooking in my kitchen. I found some amazing little artichokes that I baked up with chicken thighs, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, and lots of lemon.We had these chorizo and spinach stuffed portobello mushrooms topped with goat cheese crumble last night for dinner.And finally, this lovely bunch of spring rhubarb…what would you make with it?Thank you Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for organizing this large bunch of posts from around the world. It’s a lot of hard work and definitely a lot of dedication but please know I look forward to IMK posts every month. Grab a cuppa and enjoy a few!