Monday, 21 April 2014

sunshine strolls and summer snacks.

ootd, primark playsuit, floral, crown and glory, hatherleigh, devon,
Strawbridge, hatherleigh, river

On Friday I came back to Devon to spend the bank holidays with my fam and luckily got to be in the countryside for this weekend of glorious weather! On Friday afternoon I donned my 'easter bonnet', the gorgeous Meadow Garland Crown in Plum from Crown and Glory, and went down to my favourite local river spot with some friends and a picnic.

The sunshine coming out is definitely an excuse for big accessories! This headpiece is one of my favourites but I've taken it on some mad nights out (and probably sat on it a few times) which has caused a few of the delicate details to fall off, so if you're thinking of getting a similar one, be gentle! Carrying on the floral theme you can also have a peek at my favourite new purchase. This short playsuit is the most versatile item ever; it's really comfy with a lovely cut out detail on the back and a simple monochrome floral print... but best of all it was only a FIVER from Primark! Bargain!

summer, barbecue, quesadilla, avocado, fresh salsa, recipe, mexican
summer, barbecue, quesadilla, avocado, fresh salsa, recipe, mexican
summer, barbecue, quesadilla, avocado, fresh salsa, recipe, mexican, bulgar wheat

I came home late that afternoon for a dinner in the garden with my parents. As a vegetarian I have to think outside of the box a bit for what I'm going to munch on at a barbecue. Ours luckily has a griddle on it so quesadillas are the perfect alternative to veggie meat substitutes or vegetable kebabs. Last summer when I was working on a Mexican food stall I made and ate a lot of these bad boys, so I'm a bit of a pro!

simple quesadilla recipe:

01. Put half a tortilla wrap on the griddle (or use a frying pan on a low heat with a small amount of oil) and sprinkle a thin layer of grated cheddar & mozarella cheese. Don't be tempted to overfill as it will splurge out of the sides and the whole thing will fall apart!

02. Next comes a thin layer of salsa. For fresh salsa; dice some tomatoes and onion then finely chop some chilli and coriander or garlic. Mix these together with a bit of lemon juice, pepper and salt. Shop bought salsa works just as well though, I personally like a mixture of the two for the different textures!

03. The final ingredient we used on the stall was some slices of fresh avocado; my favourite! You can put a variety of different things in at this stage though; refried beans, vegetable chilli or for a Mediterranean twist you could add some sliced black olives.

04. Fold and cook until both sides are lightly toasted and the cheese is melted. I ate mine with a side of scrummy feta & bulgar wheat salad and a bottle of cider. Yum!

How have you been enjoying the sunshine?

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  1. Those wraps look lovely - so hungry right now!

  2. Omgosh, I'm suddenly starving! Such cute snaps and a beautiful location!

    Tara x

  3. Mmm I love quesadillas, yum! You look lovely in that playsuit and what a bargain! x

    Soul Sparkler

    1. I know right, I wish they did loads of colours, I would buy a million!

  4. They look really yummy! Perfect for a veggie BBQ. My parents are vegetarians too so we experiment with different meat free ideas too. the other day we made chickpea burgers and put them on, they were lovely.

    You look like you had a lovely time x

    1. Oooh yummy, I must try some new ideas!x

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