I am going systematically through my kitchen and apartment to make it more eco-friendly because I want to and well frankly I need to walk the talk. Belgian high school students have been protesting peacefully every Thursday to get the government to focus on climate issues and they have been catching a lot of attention. I admire the students standing up for their right to a cleaner future. So hypocritical-me needs to make more of an effort as well. One step at time, when something needs replacing I look for a sustainable alternative. I think sustainable gets a bad rep for being synonymous for expensive and I found that is not at all the case. So no more excuses!
I don’t practice religion but keep some of the foodie family traditions, although I don’t really recall my dad ever cooking lamb for Easter. Regardless I love treating friends (and myself) to a different lamb dish every year. This year I will be taking Easter weekend off and relax at the beach. So I made for you in my test kitchen these slow-cooked lamb shanks in red wine sauce served with red kidney beans, fava beans and chickpeas.
My 6 sparkling mimosas to serve for Easter brunch – for the recipes click HERE Mimosas are served at brunches the world over. This cocktail is one part champagne or sparkling wine and one part chilled orange juice. In Paris around 1925 at the Ritz Hotel this invention saw daylight and named Mimosa like the lovely yellow mimosa flowers. London calls it a Buck’s Fizz and is made with twice as much champagne ( love it!). There are others like Pointsetta is with cranberry juice, Megmosa with grapefruit juice and Soleil with pineapple juice. So I made 6 new ones, and I named them after lovely flowers. Which one is your favourite?
Are you having people over for Easter brunch? I have a few breakfast recipes you can click on in the slider on the home page to get inspiration from. This brand new breakfast recipe is suited for an intimate breakfast for 2, a breakfast ring : bacon, eggs and cheese puff pastry ring . It only requires 5 ingredients and takes no time to make. It is a bit of a showstopper, something special for breakfast as it is Easter after all. Give it a try and let me know how it went.