Monday, August 27, 2007

Spring has sprung

Although spring doesn't officially begin here until Saturday, it's in the air up here in North Queensland. In addition to a few sneezes, there are a few other clues. Sweet, juicy watermelon. Noisy flying foxes in the trees outside (and it sounds like they may have babies with them!). These two tree frogs in my back patio.

And springy food. For this risotto, stock plus lemon juice and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc made for a light and zesty base, which matched perfectly with broccoli florets, green peas, and fresh rocket for a meal that tasted like spring.

For lunch, some tofu 'egg' salad. In lieu of soy mayo, I used avocado.

Pizza. A thin, crispy crust topped with fresh zucchini, mushrooms, capsicum and pineapple.

And this one had avocado and tomato.

And rice pudding. Maybe not a spring flavour, but something I've never tried before. And since spring is a time for new things, I'm including it.

Happy spring to all the southern hemisphere people!


RV Amy said...

Great frog pictures!

I had a porcini mushroom risotto recently that was one of the most amazing things I've ever tasted. I tend not to make risotto at home because it's fairly time-consuming. Do you find that too?

Johanna3 said...

love the phtos, cute frogs!

Vegetation said...

Spring is sprunging here too right now. I'm looking forward to enjoying some lighter meals (although not so much for the hot weather that will follow).

I love the frogs, I love frogs full stop. When Mr Un-Veg and I got married we had one who sat outside our room door every night while we stayed there. He was lovely (sorry pointless rambling there really....but I do love frogs).

Food looks nummy too!

Veganista said...

Those froggies are so cute. And I reckon I'll have to follow your lead soon with a spring risotto. I am just hanging on for the piles of reasonably-priced asparagus!

VeggieGirl said...

aww, I used to have a frog - that picture brings back memories!

your pizza and rice pudding look marvelously delicious :0)

happy spring to you!

vko said...

Happy Spring! What a wonderful little frog to welcome in the new season!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

yay for watermelon. we are heading out of watermelon season where i am and when it is totally gone, i will be very sad.
yr pizza looks awesome!