I never really liked sweet potatoes — until the day I tried them with tahini. From that day on, I’ve totally fallen in love with their softness and sweetness, swapping regular potatoes for them as often as I can. I now not only love them with tahini, but also in soups, mashes, roasted dishes and veggie burgers, such as these sweet potato and lentil burgers that I can’t get enough of.
We just came back from a couple of days in sunny South of France, where we attended the wedding of very close friends. It was so much fun being reunited with all of our friends for such a beautiful occasion in a gorgeous setting like Cannes. But all good things come to an end and now we’re back home in Geneva, relaxed and full of energy. Now that I’m back in my kitchen I’ve been busy cooking all sorts of pregnancy-friendly meals that pack a bunch of nutrients while being full of flavor.
It has been a while, dear readers, and although I’ve missed you tons I promise that I have a great excuse for my recent absence from the blog. I’ve taken a bit of a break from cooking and writing because I’ve been busy growing something else….a little life inside of my belly, our first baby! I couldn’t be more excited to share the news with you. I have been bursting with happiness, excitement, and most of all, love.
For us, the summer season officially starts when we have our first barbecue of the year. But although we had our first barbecue a couple of weeks ago, since then lots has changed. It has rained, it has poured, it has been abnormally cold for this time of the year…nothing about these past few weeks have made us feel like summer is on its way. So when the weather is not cooperating and we still crave grilled meat and fish, we turn to other options such as cooking these salmon teriyaki skewers in the oven instead of on the grill.
I am writing to you today from my garden, with the sun finally shining and the birds chirping away! Spring has finally arrived and I hope it is here to stay. It has been so gloomy, rainy and cold that I truly thought that we’d be skipping Spring all together this year. It has happened in the past here in Switzerland, and trust me wearing boots and sweaters until mid-June is no fun at all! I much rather be running around in sandals and a sundress all year round.
The sun is finally out again and the days are officially getting longer. You have no idea how happy this makes me. Goodbye blurry yellowish food photos taken at night and hello gorgeous photos of what we’re eating for dinner! Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year, not only thanks to all the delicious produce this season brings back to my kitchen, but also because I can’t wait to get back out in the sun and enjoy my garden. This year I plan on eating lots of meals outside on my terrace, enjoying the warm weather to the fullest.