Spring Recipe Roundup

orange cardamom rice crispies

The beautiful sunny day in Portland prompted this post. That, and the increased number of searches for this green wonder from my childhood:

lime jello salad

Yes, it seems that wonder from our childhood is also an Easter staple – people have come to spabettie from that search a lot this week, yesterday and today especially.

spinach blini with pimiento spread

I have something fun going on for our menu tomorrow, which I will share in time. For now, I started thinking of things I would like to make if we were having a family gathering or a group of friends over.

apricot bars

The sunshine is making me antsy for the summer months, the lighter foods we enjoy, dining outside, cooking with produce picked fresh from the garden, grilling:

lemon basil fish tacos with jalapeno raita

During my wisdom tooth recovery this week, I also brought out the ice cream maker for the first time this year. It definitely gets used a lot around here when the temperatures rise, and I could not end this without sharing one of our favorites:

strawberry balsamic ice cream

For those celebrating this weekend, have a wonderful Easter. For all of you, a fantastic weekend!



  1. says

    I just have to say that the composition of the tacos and how the corn is so artfully arranged on such a “popping” blue plate is just gorgeous. Awesome pics.

    I hope you enjoy your holiday!

    • spabettie says

      I know, isn’t it just beautiful today?? I hope it stays – Jason thinks we’re in for a warm summer, we are definitely due! :)

  2. says

    The orange cardamom krispies…mmm, I need. And those apricot bars. Thanks for the reminders.

    And the fish tacos…those corn chunks. YUM

    Good luck with the wisdom teeth recovery. I had mine in h.s. and it was a nightmare. I hope yours is going smoother than mine did. 15 years later almost, I still shudder at the memories!

    • spabettie says

      those orange cardamom lovelies are one of my favorite things – SO fresh and light, yet still delectably gooey good, you know? yeah, you know 😉

      I’m still scared to eat anything too … normal. I did have pancakes this morning, but those are pretty soft, and I chewed with the front of my mouth (positive I looked awesome doing that!) 😉 doing okay pain wise, now – off the heavy drugs and just taking ibu now. I can function mentally again! 😀

      happy Easter to you all, Averie! hope it’s a fun day!

  3. says

    Happy Easter! LOVE the sound of those apricot bars… tempeh? Really!? Can you taste it? Totally want to try this out… intrigued for sure :)

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