Like a lot of the globe, here in the UK spring is more a hope than the current season, with flurries of snow as late as April making winter feel endless. Over the weekend it seemed nice enough to open the windows and let some fresh air breeze through the apartment. Coupled with the light streaming in it almost didn’t matter that thick jumpers and multiple pairs of socks had to be worn to deal with the brisk temperature.
This stew is the perfect way to celebrate seasonal produce without compromising on hearty fare needed on colder days. Initially I wasn’t convinced that basil (or in the original recipe pesto) would go well as my previous chicken stews had been rich and heavy. Swapping root vegetables for greens gives the dish a light, fresh taste that works really well with the herb. Continue reading