This Easter we’ll be heading to the country to hang out with my parents, my brother, and sister-in-law and extended ‘family’ of very dear friends.
I can’t wait. I love getting out of the city and going ‘home’ as I still think of it, and it’s even more special now as we have our own daughter in tow. She is almost 2 and thinks that my parents’ place – with all the plants and animals that go with it – is just about the best place ever! We have her gumboots and an egg-collecting basket packed and I’m betting they’re going to be the most-used items in her bag.
I think the weather forecast is for the same as it is every year – cool and maybe some rain – but I don’t mind in the least, as the plan is only to cook, eat, drink copious amounts of tea (and maybe wine), and walk the dogs. I’ve also been hanging out for an excuse to buy a new beanie (with an outrageously large pompom) and think this trip may just be the excuse I need…
And so, now to food. Here are a few things that will feature on our menu this weekend (quite possibly on repeat!). The currant and cinnamon buns are perfect for a late breakfast or lazy brunch (heck, they could even pass as dessert if you heat them up and serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!); if you need something light to tie you over until dinner, look no further than the carrot, feta and cumin rolls; and if a little chocolate fix is in order, these little chocolate pots with malted milk crumb are ridiculously easy to make and deliver maximum eating pleasure.
So here’s to Easter holidays, family, food and cool weather I say.
Happy Easter! x