“May has arrived” – oh, how nice that sounds! Although, if May would know about my expectations this year, especially when it comes to weather, I would not be surprised, if the May would try to hide again as soon as possible. But this is something that I hope will not happen. Indeed, I already visualize endlessly long (and many) cozy barbecues: with friends in their gardens or me on my balcony. And when it comes to the culinary aspects I already have many ideas. But when it comes to the barbecue place, I am still busy preparing right now, by changing the balcony step by step back to a nice place for a barbecue. Somehow every year I am amazed, how green balcony stones can become during the winter season.
One recipe which I plan to serve on my first barbecue this year is, for sure, the grilled zucchini salad with pine nuts and feta cheese which I discovered in the German book Mein GrillvergnĂĽgen: Leichte Rezepte, Marinaden und mehr* by Lisa Lemke. I also introduced this book last week on my blog. And with the first nice spring weather we had here in the north of Germany, I tried out this recipe and additionally I had the opportunity to enter my neighbour’s garden. I directly took the chance for some small outdoor food shooting to arrange some fresh spring setting for the salad. And of course I afterwards also ate the salad outdoors which was done almost within minutes because the zucchini salad tasted very delicious also in the variation which I had tried out by replacing the mozzarella by feta cheese and the oregano by basil. The grilled zucchini salad is also my contribution to Simoneâ€™s Junglefrog Cooking April Spring is in the air â€“ photography and styling challenge.
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