26th March 2018
Spring brings with it a whole new choice of seasonal products to liven up the dinner table. We asked our friends at Higgidy to share their favourite spring fuss-free inspiration and if you’re feeling adventurous then you could use these as the perfect picnic recipes, weather permitting, of course. WARNING will cause hunger.
At Higgidy, we believe that food adds colour to our lives and brings people together – it’s for sharing and celebrating, and none more so than during springtime, when the evenings get lighter and the garden gets greener.
For us, those impromptu, laidback lunches or suppers shared with family and friends, are much more satisfying than meticulously choreographed gourmet dinners. And that’s why we’re bringing you these simple recipes and handy hints, to help you create and enjoy some ‘Stunning Springtime Suppers’ that still leave you with time to organise Easter egg hunts or laze in the sunshine (fingers crossed!).
The beginning of the week can be frantic so we want to make life that little bit easier. Take a wedge of warm Frittata, serve with fresh asparagus tips, some roasted peppers from a jar and a good shop-bought salad and there you have it, an almost-too-easy Tuesday dinner (shop-bought isn’t cheating. No no. It’s resourceful).
For a fabulous, fuss-free, Friday-night feast with the family, simply pop some sausage rolls on the kitchen counter along with some potato wedges sprinkled with smoked paprika, a jar of your favourite chutney and a generous pot of slaw and let everyone dig in. Not such a bad way to end the week.
If you’ve got friends and family round for the weekend and need to throw together a no-time-to-think Saturday supper, simply pop a couple of Higgidy Smoked Bacon & Mature Cheddar Quiches on the kitchen table, alongside some buttery baked potatoes, a bag of leafy greens and a super-simple tomato salad, and form an orderly queue.
With Easter just around the corner, all that chocolate-eating can be tiring. So, if you’re looking for a dazzling off-the-cuff dinner to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend, might we suggest some Feta & Red Pepper Veggie Rolls, a thrown-together Greek salad and a tub of posh hummus? Just add friends and/or family – and enjoy.
If you do find yourself with slightly more time on your hands, you might like to try these lovely lighter dishes, created with springtime spreads in mind.
Give your greens a bit of a zhoosh with some crumbled chunks of baked feta, drizzled with a zesty lemony dressing. Whoever said salads were boring?
For the dressing:
Take the classic pud that is apple pie and deconstruct it slightly, to make these delicious diddy desserts.
Nothing quite says springtime supper like a wedge of warm Higgidy Frittata served with chunks of roasted beetroot, leafy spinach & sliced avocado tossed together with a punchy espresso dressing, to give you that added extra boost.
For the dressing:
Make an event of it and pack your recipes as sharing picnic food. Warm weather’s just around the corner, we can (almost) see it. Time to refresh your picnicware? Then read on.
A picnic essential and a real investment that you’ll use year on year. Inside the traditional, wicker basket you’ll find melamine plates, stainless steel knives, forks, spoons and plastic wine glasses for four people, as well as a bottle opener, cloth napkins and salt and pepper shakers. Did we mention to unique-to-Joules print lining?
No picnic is complete without a picnic blanket. Our traditional checked one includes a handy carry strap to make those trips to the beach, park or bottom of the garden a whole lot easier.
Highlighting this season’s Whitstable Floral print our melamine collection is too good just to save for the garden. Choose from side plates, beakers, bowls, a large serving bowl and tray – or collect the whole set.