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It's all in the name – spring greens – perfect for this time of the year, either cooked on their own or served with your favourite dishes…

SPRING GREENS

Spring greens are a cultivar of Brassica oleracea in the cultivar Acephala Group, similar to kale, in which the central leaves do not form a head or form only a very loose one. The nutritional value varies depending on the particular variety of green, but in general spring greens are rich in vitamins C and K, calcium and iron. They're also high in fibre and a good source of potassium, vitamin A and beta-carotene. Because they're very perishable, you'll want to buy spring greens close to the time you're going to serve them. Choose fresh, bright green, firm leaves with uniform color. Avoid wilted, discoloured or slimy leaves.

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About Gluten-Free Heaven

Welcome to the SPRING issue of Gluten-Free Heaven, and what a prolonged winter we've had to endure – so much rain and so much devastation across the country. However, the daffodils are out, the lawn has finally had a trim and the water tap from up high has tightened its nozzle somewhat. Best of all though, we are into spring food, which means lovely greens, light and healthy tarts and pies, frittatas and salads bursting with vibrant colours, and of course flavour. We have put together a spring section of recipes that covers all those ideas and many more. Also this issue, we continue with our gluten-free Q&A series, answering everyday questions you might have about living on a gf diet. We also get to the bottom of common misconceptions about coeliac disease and gluten intolerance, cook cauliflower eight ways and go back to 'pastry school', where we learn to make a simple and staple sweet or savoury pastry, perfect for those lovely spring pies and tarts we can now get stuck into! We hope you enjoy trying some of the recipes this issue – please do let us know how you have got on. Anyway, until next month, cheers!