This week’s small pleasures #107

Saturday saw the first day of spring, and it was a lovely, sunny day too.  But today, Monday feels like winter again, with lots and lots of rain and a distinct chill in the air.  Ah well…

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First day of spring

Lemons, radishes and other good things of the season

Lemons are everywhere, and I got some more from a colleague’s tree this week.  Broccoli is plentiful, and there is an abundance of citrus everywhere.  I always think of radishes as being a spring thing, to eat with hard boiled eggs at Easter…though now Easter is in autumn for us.  But we can still enjoy radishes.

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Radishes

Breakfast

Mixed grain bread, picked up at Moore Wilson’s, topped with Puhoi Valley goat’s cheese, cherry tomatoes and basil for Sunday breakfast.

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Bread for breakfast

Reading

With the change in the weather, it was time to turn to the sofa and to pick up some reading.  I loved Fish Change Direction In Cold Weather by Pierre Szalowski, a great little read of love and hope.  Pick it up on a rainy afternoon and you will smile.  And then pick up the late, great Anthony Bourdain and his Kitchen Confidential, to bring a different sort of smile.

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Time to read

Thanks to Mani over at A New Life Wandering for the original idea.

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