I Need Something Lifting!
This is my third post in a row about the weather and its influences! I never thought of myself as a person who is so dependent on outer factors, I also never understood why older people always talked about the weather, this sunrise, that sunset, growing plants, birds and whatnot. Life was about relationships, endless discussions on how to change someone’s way of thinking and behaviour (you can tell how old I was at that time, cannot you?)!
Life taught me differently, I am the one now constantly talking about the cycles of nature.
Do not let these pictures fool you:
apple blossoms (and Chica in the background)
The spring that lasted two days a week ago induced nature to literally explode with flowers and foliage at once.
Do you remember the times when there were dark buds appearing on the branches of the cherry trees, slowly growing with the warmer temperatures until they burst open in their fragile white beauty, stamens quivering in the soft breeze and diligent bees collecting the nectar, humming contentedly? The bright green leaves would only appear after the bees had done their good work of pollenising. Forget it!
Come today – gone tomorrow! And I wonder whether we will have any cherries this year?
We are back to low hanging clouds, rains and low temperatures, who would not have depressing thoughts under these circumstances?
To chase them away, here is the easy cure for it, together with the recipe:
Pick Me Up Soup
3 dl water
1 tsp beef stock
1 bay leaf
1 fresh chilli
3 – 4 curry leaves
dash of red wine
1 TS fresh coriander
Put all the ingredients up to and including red wine in a pot and let it boil for about 5 – 10 minutes
Add the vermicelli (you could also cook them separately in order not to cloud the clear broth) and proceed according to their cooking instructions
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves
Enjoy the richness of the broth and the exotic fragrances and let yourself be transported to the Elysian fields of sun and warmth!
May I be forgiven for not having taken any pictures, instead let us dream about treats which might still come:
Cherries in a bowl