'Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore!'
Zingy Spring Pesto
I have a bit of a glut of Rocket lately and you know how it is if you don’t pick it Rocket goes to seed while your back is turned, so I returned home today with heaps of it and then I spotted the Babington’s Leeks were well up a so I made a delicious (if I say so myself) vegan friendly (inadvertently, no parmesan in the fridge!) pesto.
Grab a few handfuls of Babington’s Leeks, and rocket; remove any long wiry stalks
Finely chop a clove or two of garlic
The long stretch in the evenings is so noticeable now and the weather has warmed up enough that the sun sparkle on the sea is more and more alluring, On Fools' Day the temptation became too much, and the kayak was hauled out of winter hibernation, washed down, checked over and made ready for her first splash of the season. And what a day it proved to be the sun was bright and the wind was calm perfect! So with much trepidation and excitement she was launched off South Harbour Strand. That initial step into the water wasn’t too cold either!
'Beidh cearca ann is ál sicín!'
So many people feel the January blues but not here,not this year. The weather has been kind with bright skies and warm temperatures not to mention calm seas. Right now January is just great!
The daffodils are marching ahead so fast you can almost see them growing in front of you, and it won’t be too long before the first blooms emerge, the Camellias are also just about to bloom and I think for the very first time the Bear’s Breeches are going to flower, they were grown from tiny seed a few years ago, and never flowered but this might just be their year.