Why are you happy today?

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On 15/04/2022, 21:41:32, optimista said:

It was a predictably nice day. And that baerlauch pesto i made was absolutely 5 star unbeatable.

D'you have a recipe for that?

 

I am happy that I got written off sick for this week (5th week now!) - I am finally starting to feel a bit fitter, and can use the time to do some of the things I simply haven´t been able to do these past weeks.

 

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Will you please bloody stop being sick, Rob?❤️

We (those who have known you on here for years ) want you to live for ever and a day and to be glorious in your 30th year on this planet! Nuff said!!

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Don t fall into the trap of doing too much too soon and ending up back at square 1... I am also on the mend from a real biggie... and taking it real slow :(

 

Baerlauch pesto... einfach un guat... no secret, just use the best ingrédients you can afford/source... take your wiegermesser, not a mixer, and chop it finely. Put it in a jar with lashings of walnut oil (lighter and more digestible than olive oil I find), real parmasan freshly grated (not that packaged grated tasteless stuff), salt, black pepper, pine kernels. Done.

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17 minutes ago, optimista said:

Don t fall into the trap of doing too much too soon and ending up back at square 1... I am also on the mend from a real biggie... and taking it real slow :(

 

Baerlauch pesto... einfach un guat... no secret, just use the best ingrédients you can afford/source... take your wiegermesser, not a mixer, and chop it finely. Put it in a jar with lashings of walnut oil (lighter and more digestible than olive oil I find), real parmasan freshly grated (not that packaged grated tasteless stuff), salt, black pepper, pine kernels. Done.

On 15/04/2022, 21:41:32, optimista said:

It was a predictably nice day. And that baerlauch pesto i made was absolutely 5 star unbeatable.

 

@ Optimista - thanks for posting that - it sounds really simply!

How long does it keep for?

We have Bärlauch in the garden, so I could try it tomorrow!

 

 

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Well i transformed a basketful of leaves into two 500g jars of pesto. The first jar is no longer... i keep it in the fridge, sealed and top up the oil to keep it airtight. Disappears before anything gets rhe chance to grow on it... i have kept it about 10 days to no ill effect.

 

I also mush chopped leaves into a pat of butter and freeze in ice cube moulds, knock them out a day later and seal in plastic bags for freezing. That way you can put a cube in soups or on grilled meats. Butter cubes seem to retain flavour for up to a  year despite freezing. Maybe the essential oils are liposoluble ? I do the same with chives before winter but just use water for ice cubes. Does the trick. Soup without chives is a sad soup IMO.

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We paid a lovely, sunny visit to the Wildpark today with assorted family members and our dogs. Mandy ( my small dog ) was impressed with the wild boar sleeping on the pathways in the sun.

Great place to visit and a good restaurant and artisan shops.

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I was happy today to see that the great tit couple, which have been busy lately carrying twigs and moss into the nesting box have obviously produced a clutch of eggs. The male was disappearing in there all day with live insects in his beak for his partner. Yippee, a few thrilling weeks ahead. Had the pleasure last spring as well. 

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I was tickled to see two goats atop the 2m high wall surrounding the castle grounds they were enclosed in... they were clearly contemplating making a dash for freedom. Did not have the time to wait and see if they did.

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2 hours ago, emkay said:

I’m so happy for you.  I met my first love after many decades apart. After a chance reunion,  I soon moved to Germany nearly 11 years ago and we married. Our journey has been sometimes difficult, though when we laugh together every day, and we are each other’s best and most trusted friend, I know that we chose each other well.  I wish you both all the very best. 

 

 

And that makes me happy too :) 

 

Thank you and I wish you both the very same.

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I m happy there are people out there who are so happy together. I ve had but a whiff of it. You are indeed lucky.

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1 hour ago, optimista said:

I m happy there are people out there who are so happy together. I ve had but a whiff of it. You are indeed lucky.

 

Just stay true to your moniker :) 

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2 hours ago, optimista said:

I m happy there are people out there who are so happy together. I ve had but a whiff of it. You are indeed lucky.

I’ve walked in those shoes too, Optimista.
So from one weary traveller to another, we’ll get there someday….don’t know how, don’t know when…but we’ll get there..

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:) Yep. One foot in front of the other. As in the desert. Carry on regardless. Oh dear, my right eye is leaking.

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