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April 8, 2012

This morning the beloved went to the allotment, where he’s on chicken duty for the Easter weekend, and released the chickens and ducks (temporarily) out to roam around among the apple trees.   Some of the chickens and a duck had appropriately enough organised their own Easter egg hunt and the beloved found 5 eggs -4 hen eggs and 1 duck egg – and brought them home for breakfast.

Because Halo and Damon and Grannie were breakfasting with us I thought I’d use some of the eggs to make pikelets – there’s a recipe on this blog here .  They are a delicious way to start the day – even if you have already eaten quite a lot of chocolate eggs. I had to make two batches because they were so popular.






With so many lovely chocolate things eaten (thank you Grannie, Jeaniegran and Poppa, John and Caroline, Sal and Andy, and Lucy, Brian, Danny and Eva) the only thing we could do afterwards was to go for a walk –  a long walk beside the river and up beside the fields to Dartington Hall Gardens where Teazel and Damon found what they thought was a huge Easter egg.  They were mildly disappointed to find it was a sculpture made of granite by Peter Randall Page  – who also designed the rather lovely, but equally inedible, nearby bridge.

When we got back, the beloved and Arlo put the chickens and ducks safely away for the night while I used the remaining eggs in a flan (with spinach, herbs and tofu) to accompany lentils and mushrooms and sweet potato wedges  for dinner.


Teazel and Damon have gone back to Southampton this evening, taking with them some chocolate for sustenance along the way.

Arlo is continuing the Egg theme and is watching Jurassic Park on the Telly. Who says TV programme schedulers don’t have a sense of occasion?

Happy Easter.



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