Spring Magazine. March/April 2014March 12, 2014 by The Co-op Observer
Bring on Spring!
With warmer days, the sun shining and flowers popping up all over, we can all finally breathe a sigh of relief that the dark mornings and nights are starting to give way to lighter, brighter times.
With such a lovely sunny day on Sunday, we had our first outdoor cooking experience for 2014 with some sizzling sausages cooked on the coals. I was a bit chilly but lovely to be cooking outside on the barbecue again, even though I did get some funny looks.
The Co-operative Food is also full of the joys of the season, and is celebrating with issue 13 of its Food Magazine, Sweet Spring.
There’s a sumptuous coconut and raspberry loaf cake on its cover â€“ that was so easy to make and a couple of slices went perfectly with my mid-afternoon cup of tea â€“ this issue is packed full of ideas to celebrate everything thatâ€™s great about this season.
There are loads of things to be joyful about in March and April.
We all love spoiling our mums, so why not treat your mum to a delicious home cooked meal on 30thÂ March (don’t forget, that’s Mother’s Day). There is a great Motherâ€™s Day menu pre planned in this issue, a delicious pear, walnut and goats cheese salad to start followed by a stunning (but pretty easyâ€¦just donâ€™t tell) salmon en croute. The brilliant thing is that the salmon en croute video atÂ www.co-operativefood.co.uk/
Cooking with kids is always fun, if a little messy, amusing and occasionally haphazard. Everyone gets a lot out of doing it together, so check out lovely Caitlin doing a brilliant job of making our favourite bunny biscuits. Caitlin is 6, and loves cooking with her Mum, and by the look of the pictures she had a brilliant time mixing, cracking, rolling and decorating her bunny biscuits. I bet all her class were really impressed with her photoshoot, a famous chef of the future maybe?
There are loads more recipes in this issue of the magazine, and Iâ€™ve not even started talking about the easy Easter feast. Iâ€™m going to give the one-pot roast beef a try soon, a simple yet delicious main course that can get on with cooking itself and filling my kitchen with gorgeous smells while I walk the dog and work up an appetite.