When the sun makes an appearance in Northern Ireland you have to be sure make the most of it...best 3 days of the year :)
On those few and far between sunny days I like to keep things causal. This applies to what I wear, what we eat and even how I dress the table for when we have company for a simple supper.
I usually keep flowers to a muted palate, but when summer comes along there is nothing more cheery than a casual bouquet of sunflowers.
The food should do the talking so I try and keep my plates and linen neutral. I love a mix of different sized bowls and I couldn't be without my Denby Natural Canvas nesting bowls which are so versatile and are even oven safe.
Of course Emma Bridgewater has to make an appearance! Their glassware is an instant classic and can be dressed up or down to suit whatever occasion.
- 1 cup of couscous
- 1 red pepper
- 1 green pepper
- 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 2 teaspoons of ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
- 125ml olive oil
- 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 bunch fresh coriander
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
What to do...
Cook the couscous according to the instructions on the packet then leave it to one side to cool.
Cut your peppers into little cubes, around 0.5cm or so and mix into the couscous
Add your cumin, ground coriander, chilli powder, raisins and oil in a frying pan and warm over a medium heat for around 3-4 minutes.
Take off the heat and mix in the vinegar
Pour the liquid over the couscous and mix
Add finely chopped parsley and coriander and mix leaving a little for decoration
Sprinkle over your pomegranate seeds and some parsley for decoration
*The Denby Linen and Nesting Bowls were kindly gifted to me, however all words, content and the yummy couscous recipe are all my own.