Japan meets Mediterranean flavours: I made soba noodles with broccoli pesto and I love it. Creating a new soba noodle dish has been on my mind for some time now and Soba noodles are so versatile. I also discovered a soba noodle restaurant here in Düsseldorf. They make their own soba noodles, which is such an interesting trade. I really want to go there soon.
Spring has finally arrived! The weather is beautiful and everybody is spending time outside. Time for a spring tart.
I saw these beautiful purple baby artichokes on friday afternoon at a greengrocer in our neighbourhood. The people at the shop are so sweet. All the vegetables look so good and they are nicely arranged on box shelves. If you want to buy something they assist you pick the greens and put them in your produce bag. No self-service. Quite old fashioned like back in the mom-and-pop grocery store days but I find this very sweet.
I quickly wanted to share this new discovery: Do you know Miner’s lettuce? It is also called Indian lettuce or Spring Beauty.
It is a wild green plant and a perfect salad green that seems to be forgotten. It was in our vegetable box, but I have never seen it on a farmers market or in a store before. The leaves are succulent and the taste is similar to raw spinach but very mild and more crunchy. I really like it.