Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday evening

DSC09558 (1300x866)Europe is into the four-day Easter weekend, stretched a bit to make six for many folks.  For me, ‘just another day at the office, with a couple of major issues headed towards resolution (who knew that Salt Lake City might be my mecca for sterilization validation and biocompatibility testing?).

The weather warmed and turned sunny for a day, although winds and rain are forecast to drop in for the weekend.  The Guardian correctly recommended leek and potato soup under the circumstance, palliative for the lack of spring, but was hopelessly mired in the details.  For me, it should be both simple and inclusive. 

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An 8-ingredient recipe, trimmed to the essentials.  And, as a bit of a one-pot wonder, adding whatever is on-hand (onion alongside leeks, double-cream for milk, a touch of chestnut mushroom for flavor since I only have mild cheddar). 

The result, trimmed with parsley and crème fraîche, served with warm buttered olive bread slices,was nice indeed.

DSC09569 (1300x866)As was the sunset.  It was low tide along Sandbanks, washmarks and stranded boats adding foreground to the orange and blue skies over Brownsea Island.


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And when the lights came on along Shore Road at twilight, again, it was very nice, indeed.

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