Leg of pork can be prepared in a variety of ways to make an elegant Easter meal. Recipes are included for a cider-brined pork leg with a brandy and brown-sugar glaze, as well as a pork leg with a crust of fresh herbs.
A menu to celebrate spring starts with a spicy laksa made with coconut milk, spinach, garlic, ginger, lemon grass and chilies. Dessert is a cooler concoction, a yogurt cheesecake with pistachios, dried cherries and figs.
Put a new spin on an old classic by making a dinner bruschetta, complete with creamy scrambled eggs and vitamin-rich asparagus. Use a whole-grain bread brushed with light olive oil for an added rich, nutty taste.