Since I’m all happy that spring looks like it’s going to make an appearance (high 60’s today) I feel like celebrating. So I thought an Irish theme would be fun for Friday.
I was doing some research on Irish Soda Bread, thinking that should be part of an Irish theme. Never made or had this bread, because, well, it looks dry and has raisins. But what I found out, that raisin stuff is not real Irish bread. So I’ve found a somewhat authentic recipe…sounds much better. Stay tuned….
It’s the time of the year for flowers and asparagus. There are the usual booths with craft trinkets and odds ‘n ends of processed fare like honey and jams and breads and pies. Plenty of veggie and herb sets but too early for local veggies other than lettuce and green onions. I can’t wait for the sweet corn! All in all it was nice day for mingling and pet watching. Gorgeous bouquets of flowers were a bonus.
This is Lemon-Nut pork chops. I haven’t made them in ages and had forgotten how good they were. I’m still up to my eyeballs in cooking and pictures, but I’ll try to post recipes to go along with these photos eventually. Otherwise they’ll be in the Spring cookbook.
I thought I had posted the recipe before and I did. You’ll find the Lemon-Nut Pork Chop recipe here.
The crab apple tree that gave us our main ingredient for last year’s Apple Butter is in full bloom. I thought it looked so pretty when the sun came out, I took a few shots.
Today felt a lot like spring in Colorado. Faced down 15 mile + head winds, moved a couple of snakes off the bike path who were sunning themselves – cleverly disguised as sticks – great for avoiding prey, not so great for avoiding bike tires.
The geese and ducks are pairing up, and the former are getting much more aggressive toward cyclists. I had to dodge more than one male who tried to attack my leg as I rode by. All in all a great ride today with another scheduled for tomorrow.
If you haven’t stepped outside to see the full moon, take a moment, moon-rise was stunning.
I’m pretty sure the photo above is one of the osprey returning to nest. Blurry closeup below. He was a big guy with a white fluffy chest. A bit far away for me to clearly identify.