I won’t say it’s felt like spring this week – because last time I did that, we got snow soon afterwards.
But it was amazing how quickly it all went; there was still about a four-inch layer in some places on Monday evening but by Tuesday evening, all gone 🙂
And although I’m not going to mention spring, it was lovely to see this:
This was even better:
It’s been nice to cycle to do the horses in the morning without needing my bike lights, it’s been nice not to have to wear so many clothes it’s hard to move.
It was nice to go out for a few drinks for a friend’s birthday last night and it was nice to have a lie-in this morning.
Warning. More beetroot is coming your way 🙂
I gave my mum some of the Valentine’s beetroot cookies and she really liked them – but there’s still a lot of it in the fridge. So as I had pancake-making time this morning, I made these:
Beetroot and apple pancakes
50g Orgran buckwheat pancake mix (or buckwheat flour with baking powder)
20g beetroot, very finely grated
Half an apple, coarsely grated
2tbsp egg white
1/4tsp ground mixed spice.
Mix all together till very well combined and cook over a low heat. As is standard, I had mine with maple syrup and fresh blueberries:
I have to say I prefer the carrot pancakes but I think the beetroot/apple combination is a good one. I used half an apple because the other half was bruised and horrible but I think using a whole one would be good, as would maybe using a tablespoon of apple puree instead of the water… but my quest to not dislike beetroot with a passion is still on course. Just about 🙂
And of course, although I didn’t even thinking about mentioning that it felt like spring at the start of this post, which I wrote this morning, we had howling winds and horizontal rain all afternoon. Nice.
Have you seen any signs of spring yet?