I like leftovers. Usually, they have lingering memories of the original lovely meal and often unlikely combinations turn into something special. For lunch today I made soup. The leftovers were all from the fabulous Dargle Celebrations this weekend – locally grown carrots and lima beans, lettuce and spring onions, with some parsley pesto stirred in.
The Dargle Celebrations were to mark the 10th anniversary of the current Dargle Conservancy and were, to put it in my friend Brandon’s words “A triumph“. You can read about the truly local feast here:http://darglelocalliving.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/celebrating-a-decade-over-dinner/
Friday’s leftovers became Saturday’s picnic on top of Inhlosane. Brandon and Jethro carried Gin, Mint Cordial, lemons and Soda Water to the summit and made us all cocktails. This is Brandon.
On Sunday, we walked for three and a half hours through indigenous forest and grassland ending with soup at Lemonwood. Along the way, Kim Goodwin had created an enormous Earth Pod sculpture. This afternoon after our leftover lunch, Dizzy and I wandered up to bask beside it in the sunshine.
I’ll post stories and pics of the Inhlosane picnic and Nature Reserve hike on the Dargle Local Living blog soon. These leftovers are just a tit-bit.
ooh, I’ve just remembered there was some gin leftover too….