The second day of Spring

Today has been warmer and more sunny than yesterday.

We went out for a walk in the afternoon along the beach off Leasowe. The tide was out and in the sun the water seemed flat and distant. It was only two months ago that the wind was whipping it up over the dunes.

There were plenty of people about but it was the dogs who were having the most fun chasing each other through the water. There was the odd child scurrying after its parents in bare feet and wet trousers having been seduced by the sun being out to go have a paddle. One was dressed as a bedraggled Batman and was looking disconsolate over the dunes looking for somewhere to play more suitable to his superhero status.

After that lunch was another roast chicken courtesy of The Farmer’s Market and a Leek & Gorgonzola Tart made with filo pastry. The tart was straightforward to make. Half a dozen leeks, sliced and cooked in butter and then mixed with some white wine, cream cheese and then the Gorgonzola. The tart was made by layering sheets of filo pastry into a tart tin with a brief scatter of parmesan cheese.

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When I took the chicken out of its roasting tin one its wings was left behind – cook’s treat.

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