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With spring just around the corner and its official start on March 20, 2024, you're probably already feeling the first hints of spring! It's time to prepare for the season, and you've come to the right place for that. Discover on our blog how you can make the most of the season with handy tips and creative ideas.

Explore delightful recipes for colorful spring salads and handy tips for using seasonal vegetables and herbs in the kitchen. Whether you're a kitchen wizard or just love good food, we'll ensure you can experience spring like never before.

Immerse yourself in the pleasures of the season while organizing the perfect spring brunch. Learn how to set the table to perfection, which refreshing drinks are ideal for a spring brunch, and get inspired by creating a warm and inviting atmosphere with beautiful flower arrangements and decorations.

And don't forget to check out our kitchen must-haves! With our extensive range of colorful kitchen utensils, even cooking during spring becomes a celebration. So, what are you waiting for? Experience spring like never before and be inspired by our blog and everything this sparkling season has to offer!

3x the tastiest salad recipes for spring

Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables

- Preheat the oven to 200°C and roast zucchini, bell pepper, red onion, and cherry tomatoes with olive oil and cumin powder for 20-25 minutes.

- Prepare 200 grams of couscous according to the instructions on the package.

- Mix the cooked couscous with the roasted vegetables, chopped mint and parsley, drizzle with lemon juice, and serve.

Watermelon and Feta

- Cut the watermelon into small cubes and crumble the feta cheese. Place arugula in a large bowl.

- Add the watermelon and feta to the arugula and optionally add spinach. 

- Add chopped fresh mint leaves for a refreshing taste and drizzle with a dressing of balsamic vinegar and honey.

Grilled Chicken and Beetroot

- Grill pieces of chicken breast and slice them.

- Combine the grilled chicken with pieces of beetroot, slices of ripe avocado, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber. 

- Add mixed leafy greens such as arugula, spinach, and lamb's lettuce. 

- Prepare a dressing using Greek yogurt, lime juice, garlic, and fresh herbs such as coriander or basil.

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The tastiest spring vegetables


Discover the flavorful versatility of spring vegetables! These crisp and nutritious delights add color and taste to your dishes while providing essential nutrients. Enjoy the fresh flavors of the season!

Asparagus: One of the most celebrated spring vegetables is undoubtedly asparagus. With its long, slender stalks and delicate flavor, asparagus is a true treat for spring cuisine. This versatile vegetable can be prepared in various ways: boiled, sautéed, grilled, or steamed. However you prepare them, asparagus adds a refined and subtle taste to all sorts of dishes, from simple side dishes to sophisticated salads and main courses.

Spinach: Besides asparagus, fresh spinach is also a star in the spring vegetable palette. With its dark green leaves and tender texture, spinach is not only delicious but also highly versatile. You can add this leafy green to stir-fries, pasta dishes, omelets, or simply incorporate it raw into salads. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, adding delightful taste and nutritional value to any dish.

Radish: For a spicy and crunchy addition to your spring dishes, there are radishes. These small, brightly colored bulbs add a refreshing sharpness to salads, sandwiches, and side dishes. Radishes are not only tasty but also rich in nutrients, making them a healthy and flavorful choice for the spring menu.

Artichoke: Last but not least, we cannot forget the artichoke, an intriguing vegetable that enriches spring cuisine with its unique taste and texture. Although they may require a bit more work to prepare, artichokes are definitely worth it. The tender and creamy heart of the artichoke is a true delicacy and can be enjoyed in various ways, from simple appetizers to refined main courses.

Give your dishes that characteristic spring flavor with refreshing spring herbs. Make chives, mint, coriander, and parsley the indispensable finishing touch for your spring vegetable dishes. But it doesn't stop there - while it may not sound as familiar, also discover the surprising versatility of watercress, dandelion greens, and nettles. With these delightful spring herbs, you'll not only add flavor but also a touch of adventure to your dishes. Get inspired and turn your spring dishes into flavorful masterpieces!

In conclusion, spring brings an abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs that are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Whether you're cooking, baking, grilling, or eating raw, these spring vegetables offer endless opportunities to enjoy the flavors and pleasures of the season.

Setting the Table for a Spring Brunch


Immerse yourself in the joy of spring as you plan a cozy spring brunch. Take the time to arrange every detail, from the food to the decorations, so that your guests have a great time. We've put together some tips to ensure your spring brunch is a success:

Table Setting: Opt for light and airy colors for your table linens and dishes to reflect the freshness of spring. Add a touch of elegance with floral patterns or a butterfly motif. Explore our wide collection of kitchen textiles and find the perfect tablecloth or table runner that suits your personal taste. Dress the table with beautiful colorful flowers as table decorations for an extra pop of color and place them in a lovely flowerpot. Take a look at our collection of artificial flowers. By using artificial flowers, you'll have fewer issues with wasps, and you can use them repeatedly, a win-win situation! Further embellish your table with beautiful tableware, a stylish carafe, a salt and pepper set, serving platters for appetizers, and wine and water glasses. Complete the table decor with spring-specific table decorations, such as a cute decorative egg, a charming bunny figure, or another animal sculpture.

Menu: Go for light and refreshing dishes that suit the season. Consider dishes featuring seasonal vegetables such as asparagus, spinach, and radishes. For example, you might contemplate asparagus soup, classic white asparagus with ham and eggs, or a tasty radish salad for a spicy touch. Also, serve a selection of treats like fresh fruit, mini quiches, or a fresh salad like egg salad. Don't forget to offer some vegetarian and vegan options as well.

Drinks: Opt for refreshing beverages that complement a spring brunch. Think of homemade lemonades with fresh herbs and fruit, a pitcher of water infused with lemon and mint, light wines such as Sauvignon Blanc or sparkling prosecco, and of course, a good cup of tea or coffee.

With these tips and ideas, you're ready to host an unforgettable spring brunch that your guests will rave about for a long time. Enjoy the company, share joy, and celebrate the beauty of the spring season in style!



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But what falls under kitchen utensils? We've listed it for you:

Spatula: Handy for mixing and scraping ingredients.
Turner: Perfect for flipping food in the pan.
Wok spatula: Ideal for stirring and scooping in the wok.
Dough scraper: Essential for smoothing batter and scraping leftovers from bowls.
Serving spoon: Convenient for serving sauces and side dishes.
Slotted spoon: This serving spoon features slots for liquid to drain through.
Soup ladle: Perfect for serving hot soups.
Pasta server: Ideal for serving pasta with the right portions.
Whisk: Essential for beating eggs and making airy sauces.
Basting brush: Handy for evenly applying glazes and oils.
(Meat) tongs: Great for securely gripping and turning meat while cooking.

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