April, the beginning of spring. You’d be forgiven for thinking that with the change of seasons, we are now into our salad days, so to speak. Not so – luckily for us, this is a sweet spot for fresh ingredients. April still carries over some of my favourite ingredients from the end of winter – shellfish, dark leaves such as kale and spinach, and brassicas: broccoli and cauliflower. Additionally, the beginning of spring brings in lamb, spring onions, and watercress. Unfortunately for us students, these glorious ingredients also coincide with deadlines. Here’s a dinner idea which is as impressive as it is easy.
The Thursday night of the On The Rocks Festival saw Blind Mirth’s 21st Anniversary performance. Improv is a new territory for me, so I was hesitant about what was in store. Truth be told, a couple of things worried me. First, I was worried about the idea of audience participation, something I loathe both in theory and practice. Second, I was worried I wouldn’t find it funny, based on some of last year’s reviews, and the fairly empty theatre.
Called by some the City of Light, but better known as the City of Love, Paris has cast a shadow over the many other romantic gems that Europe has to offer. But perhaps taking a photo with your significant other with dozens of other couples in the background is not your scene, or maybe you find the romance Paris sells too contrived. If either of those are the case, here are some great alternatives for a romantic getaway that doesn’t feel like the restaurant from First Dates.