It's the beautiful month of May, and I have some new items and foods in my kitchen that I want to share with you, so let's have a look.
I went on a quick business trip to Zürich in Switzerland. It's a beautiful city, but of course I didn't have time to explore it too much due to work. It was my first visit to Switzerland as well. I had the most wonderful dinner of asparagus ravioli with brown sage butter, and all the other veggie dishes there were also very nice and tasty. The only shopping I made was at the airport, where I purchased these legendary Ricola herbal drops in a tin and some Swiss chocolate. I really hope that I could go there on holiday one day, as it really is a very beautiful country. At least I saw some mountains from the plane.
I bought two savory plants to put on the window sill, and they are both tasty and pretty. They taste a lot like thyme and the flowers make perfect little decorations on food. I also bought some organic butterfly meadow flower seeds to spread somewhere.
Fresh flowers always cheer me up, and as all the flowers in the market have been so tempting again, I've occasionally bought a bouquet. This time it was white Ranunkel, a sort of buttercup, that got my attention. I think that they look really nice and they also come in all possible colours.
As it's getting warmer, refreshing beers are always nice. I got this low alcohol (0,3%) beer by Mikkeller, Henry and his science. It's a microbiologically flavoured ale with a cute label.
On a recent trip to Sweden, I bought these burger sleeves and swan napkins. Swans are everywhere in Copenhagen, so they might as well be on napkins too. I'm sure that the burger sleeves will appear in some food presentations soon. They can also come in handy in the approaching picnic season.
I bought these spices from the Flying Tiger of Copenhagen. I had to buy some of the collection, as the little texts really made me smile, especially the Space Oddity reference. I think I'll have to get some more of these, and I think that they would also make neat small presents. I really like the packaging. It's simple, but easily resealable and can be stored flatly in small space.
I've finally welcomed yeast flakes in my life. I actually can't believe that I've never tried them before, but now they are going into many dishes in my kitchen. They are so nice and convenient for adding some extra savoury into dishes. What are your best yeast flake tips for such a beginner?
Of course I've been getting loads of nice inspiring seasonal vegetables from the market. Here are some on display. I love the variety of courgettes at the moment and am also very happy about the arrival of asparagus.
Maybe I can use these balsamico pearls in some nice seasonal salads soon.
Here is a dish that I made recently: pasta with fresh vegetables and soya nuggets. This sort of plates are so easy and quick for weekdays, and I often end up having this sort of collections on the plate.
This was it for now, and of course I'm sharing this post with Sherry from Sherry's Pickings blog, who is hosting the In My Kitchen event. Go and visit her nice blog and find links to other bloggers' kitchens. It's always good fun!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!