Now that summer had limped into view, I’m trying to turn my thoughts to meals and side dishes of simple salads. Not that it’s been easy, as the cold weather keeps returning, as it has today, and I want bowls of soup and hot chocolate instead. Still I was lucky enough to get a present of a foodie parcel recently, with a couple of ingredients which have really livened up green salads and tomato salads – a bottle of roast walnut oil and two gorgeous flavoured vinegars from Womersley. The Strawberry Mint flavour works well by itself, but the Lemon, Basil, Bay and Juniper is just delicious with the walnut oil. The weather may not be doing its bit, but bring on the salad anyway!