Spring is sprung


Anna Hedworth, aka The Grazer, welcomes the new season

Spring is in the air, not that we really ever had winter, and now crocus, daffodils and new rhubarb have appeared.

I say this every year, but I’m going to be a bit more proactive with my growing this year. I still have my allotment in Jesmond, which I have a running battle to maintain due to lack of time, hence the weeds generally win.

But even though I don’t go enough and it’s generally 50% weeds, I do love it there. It’s so peaceful on a sunny day and I feel an overwhelming sense of pride and achievement when I actually grow something, especially a parsnip or a cauliflower. I’m genuinely amazed that I just put a tiny seed in the ground and have ended up with dinner.

I should probably get on with some planting, especially now the sun has appeared. I’m going to start with broad beans, radishes and peas, and in celebration of the happy days to come, here are some of my favourite spring salads.

More from Anna at www.the-grazer.blogspot.com

Recipe: Spring panzanella

Recipe: Broad bean, mint and pomegranate salad

Recipe: Radish, fennel and ricotta salad

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