Easter Weekend 2021

So far in this strange lockdown world Easter has been all about food, naturally. Now that Achonry Farmers Market is back on Saturday mornings usually means a visit there and onwards to From the Ground Up 2020 in Tubbercurry. I enjoy going to both, there’s always something delicious to buy – and not always cakes, although there is cake as well because this is me you are talking to. You can see some of the goodies I bought above.

In an effort to be healthy (ignore the healthy bit when you get to the last paragraph), I bought a mix of vegetables from Reggies Veggies and made a stir fry. I’d bought White Mausu Peanut Rayu and heard people raving about it so I used that to add a kick to the dish. To be honest I used too much and it ended up quite spicy but it was lovely too. Next time I’m going to try the Cashew Crunch which is my favourite so far.

I’ve been doing a bit of gardening and was delighted to get some wild flower seeds at the market. The community are selling them to raise funds, so I’m hoping they take now. I don’t have the greenest fingers.

I went off for a spin on the bike today, when I say a spin I really mean a pant. It was half cycle – half walk but it was lovely. It’s fair to say I’m a fair weather cyclist and the bike is as rusty as I am. It also honks when I brake, so I got some strange looks from the lambs.

There are a few Easter eggs knocking around the house so I was trying to come up with different ways to use them rather than just dipping them in my tea, don’t know it until you’ve tried it. So breakfast consisted of Glenisk dark cherry yogurt (life changing) and Maria Lucia Bakes macadamia and coconut granola – amazing combination! For dessert I’ve made Eton Mess Egg, Eton Mess is one of my favourite desserts and so easy to make – especially if you buy the meringue as I did. I thought it might be going a step too far to add chocolate to dinner but maybe next year.

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter if you celebrate it.

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