Yes I know, I’m a bit early with this – I mean, Easter’s not for another few weeks or so, but it’s a little bit like Christmas for me – ‘How soon can I put up the decorations?’ A few weeks ago, while I was still making Irish Stew and talking about St Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland..
..Easter was there, tickling the back of my brain..
I snuck out to the absolute disgrace that is my garage, and miracles-of-miracles, I found the Easter decorations! To be truthful, there aren’t really that many of them, but I do like a nice (bunny) statue – to quote Sr Michael from Derry Girls 😉
I’d forgotten about the Easter Egg tree that I got in Dunnes last year – they have them again this year, if you fancy one.. (and no, they’re not paying me for this!)
And here’s a true story about the Easter egg tree – it sat proudly on my kitchen table for most of Lent last year, and looked lovely. However, I only discovered this year that it lights up.. it lights up if you turn it upside down and find the place where you’re supposed to put the batteries.. cue eye-roll from Sr Michael..
I bought some lovely lemons yesterday, and although it’s probably too early to make Lemon Curd to give away as Easter gifts, I’m making a couple of pots for ourselves and some special friends in the meantime
The days are getting lighter; there are daffodils flowering, and blossom on the trees – there’s a real feeling that the earth is stirring and that summer surely can’t be too far away..
In the next week or so, I’ll be posting lots of my family-friendly Easter recipes, but of course if you’re curious, you can check them all out on www.eatingforireland.com
For the moment, let’s enjoy the longer evenings, and the sights and sounds of Spring, as we wait anxiously to make sure that winter really has past!