Monday, May 11, 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful...

1. A country walk in weak spring sunshine delivers the most unexpected gifts - the way the light shines through the trees, glancing off the water, creating reflective mirages; tiny goslings swimming frantically to reach their mother and the sweet sound of birds chirruping to each other as they relish the warmth of the day.

2.  In-season asparagus.  What a display this was; green, white and purple, complimented by the citrus yellow of the lemons.  Mouth-watering and too good to leave in the box.  I left with several bunches and all the way home conjured up delicious ways to serve them...steamed and dripping in butter; roasted ,wrapped in salty pancetta; dipped in the runny yolk of an egg; smeared in hollandaise...

3.  To spend time with family; catching up and discovering things about each other that we never knew!  "Remember the time...."; "Have you heard from..." Leaving our meal and remembering that people are precious and never to take them for granted. 

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