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!