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Unfortunately we don't experience spring in Iceland. We completely skip this season. We don't even have a proper summer either so what we have is a mild and very, very, very long autumn and then winter and often a harsh one at that. In April everyone has had enough of snow because we know that our European neighbours are already enjoying their shorts and T-shirts. We feel left out and we start to hate living in Iceland. Then suddenly the snow melts away, the sun comes out (and doesn't set for the next few months, not even during the night) and we become optimistic and cheerful again. You might not be warm sunbathing unless you are away from the ever blowing cold winds and the mountains might still be white but you will feel better. There are no 'in season for spring' ingredients that grow in Iceland and what we have during spring is something I would never post onto this website (pickled ram's testicles, dried fish, blood haggis, putrefied shark, singed sheaps' heads and feet and more disgusting traditional stuff). Instead I have selected light and bright recipes that remind us of spring even though we don't exactly know what it is (we've only heard about it).

One of the reasons the Japanese live so long!

Soba Noodle Salad with Wakame, Ginger and Vegetables

I made this salad immediately after arrived home from a trip to Japan.

Don't be scared to try out the tofu, you won't notice any tofu-taste!

Strawberry and Banana Tofu Smoothie

When I was working in Denmark during a couple of my summer holidays I used to train horses. Each morning I had to go out and feed them and it so happened that I crossed a small strawberry patch.

A delicious smoothie, perfect for summer

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberries are packed with vitamin C and they contain fibre and antioxidants as well. Sweet, organic strawberries, freshly picked from a field (think Danish strawberries) are my favourite fruit.

A very popular and healthy salad, packed with protein and low in fat

Tuna Salad

When preparing my husband's lunch I am always trying to maintain a balance of complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats.