If you follow us on Instagram, you would have seen on our daily stories how much I am enjoying cooking this season. Is it me or does Spring make everything taste better?
Crisp, fresh, and vibrant, there is plenty to love in the produce here. Our fridge cannot be any fuller! The strawberries are plump, scented, and incredibly affordable. I cannot dream hard enough for the same prices to appear in The Phillipines.
Markus is loving the blueberries and has encouraged me to like them, too. In fact, I really enjoyed them on the blueberry muffins I baked, so much more than the dark chocolate muffins. What a shocker, I know!
Do you prefer blueberry muffins or dark chocolate muffins?
Plenty of baking is happening again, of course. I missed it actually. In The Philippines, my sisters bake spectacular bread that there is no need for me to start kneading. Now that I mention it, the same is true for cooking – they took care of us every day at home and we were very much spoiled!
Interestingly, it is becoming more difficult to find flour and oil here. The Germans seem to be panic-buying due to the situation in Ukraine. It is a hassle to shop, naturally, but at least they are hoarding food and not toilet paper! Are you experiencing any shortage where you are?
We continue to eat well though. We have more options than bread, fortunately. Rice, for example, will never abandon us. I have been cooking our asian favorites again, and our neighbor even told us she missed the smell of asian food coming from our home. That made me smile, and so does writing to you about food.
I am just so in love with it. Cooking is nourishing, creative, therapeutic, and an expression of love. I cannot wait for the rest of Spring to reveal its basket. I am looking at you, asparagus!
I have never cooked with it because asparagus does not appear in the Filipino plate. Do you like eating it? How do you cook it? No doubt, Markus’ mother has plenty of ideas to share, but I would appreciate it if you also told me your asparagus secrets.
One day, I hope we can share the same table.