Flasks of hot tea and the focus of the day: chickweed

The Summerhouse is a lovely place for drawing and reading

The light was beautiful on this first bitterly cold day of the winter

Grating the parmesan for the chickweed pesto

chickweed near the pond

There's not much of it and I only found it in one part of the nature garden

We picked some and left some

Wintry Sun pond reflections


Chopping it with the mezza luna

Some help to prepare the pesto

Boiling the pasta

Waiting for it to cook

And finally, after foraging, cooking and waiting ... eating outdoors on the 28th November in the bitter cold as winter approaches. It was wonderful