Hello everyone, welcome to what I hope will be the first in a new series.
If you are subscribed to my YouTube channel, if not just click the YouTube button underneath the social tab, you’ll have seen Friday’s video. In which I talk about all the things I love about Spring. Being visually impaired, I use my other senses rather than my eyes. to figure out what’s around me, this includes Tastes. In this post, I thought it would be a great idea, if I shared my favourite Tastes of the season.
I’ll not only share my favourite Tastes of the season, but I will also tell you why they are my favourite. Then I will share a quick recipe on how to serve them.
Let’s get on to the actual post.
My first Taste favourite has to be New Potatoes. The reason I love these little things is because, they always look so plain, but bite into them and there’s massive flavours in each little bite. You can serve them up many different ways. You can go simple and just add a little knob of butter to a big pile of steaming hot potatoes, or you can go fancy, a little like my recipe. I’m going to tell you how to make my favourite way of serving them.
New Potato Salad.
There’s also the added advantage that they are great to serve during spring. Either in a nice picnic, sat in the sun, or just on the side of your plate, to add another dimension to your favourite meal.
Take about half a bag of Jersey Royal New Potatoes. Add them to a pan of boiling water, and boil them until they’re soft but hard at the same time. We’re after a salad, not a bowl of mush. Once they are boiled, take them off the heat and leave to cool. While they’re cooling, chop a small to medium sized onion, depending on how much you like onion. Once your potatoes have cooled. To a big mixing bowl, add the potatoes, and onion to the bowl. Next spoon in about half a jar of mayonnaise, if you want a little kick, you could add a little mustard, just add to taste. Once you’ve mixed the potato, onion and mayo mixture well, add a little salt and pepper. Just add it to taste, then mix everything together again. Once mixed, stick it in the fridge for a few hours. After about 3 hours it’s ready to eat. There are many things you could add, for example, bacon, chili flakes or different vegetables, such as peppers, but i like to keep everything nice and simple, no fuss.
That’s the food part done, let’s find ourselves a nice drink. The next of my Taste favourites is, Apricots. These are great tasting, but I don’t really like eating the dried versions that the supermarkets sell. I just prefer the taste of Apricots in juice or compots. It sounds strange I know, but I do. As I said, I like the juice. So I thought maybe a nice cocktail would be a nice way to serve these tastey little things. A quick and easy cocktail is great when you have a few guests. You want to stay involved in the conversation, so you can either make a big batch of this, or just make one serving, maybe a nice pick me up after a long day at work, or looking after the kids all day.
Apricot & Peach Refresher.
First make sure you have ice. If you are making a big batch, you’ll need a lot, if you are just making enough for one, you’ll need about two or three ice cubes. We’ll stick to making enough for one. If you want to make more, just times the mixture by as many as you want to make. Add three ice cubes to a tall ball glass. Then fill your glass half way full of peach juice. Next fill it with a quarter glass of apricot juice. Next fill it the rest of the way up with apricot vodka, or any clear spirit you like, Rum works well too. If you want to make a virgin version, just leave the vodka out, just fill it up to the top with apricot juice,. Once it’s all in your glass, give it a quick stir. Just before serving, add a little sprig of mint, it’s just for decoration. Then you can sit back and enjoy.
These are just some ways to serve New Potatoes and Apricots. If you make any of these, make sure to send me a picture. You can either send it to me by Twitter or Instagram. Just make sure to use the hashtag #LukeSamSowthen so I can see it.
Thank you for reading.