A lovely weekend getting back in touch with the simple things in life. Gareth and I took a tour of the Rutland countryside filling our basket with scrumptious goodies on offer locally. Homegrown asparagus from Manton.
Home farm reared spring lamb, colston bassett stilton, locally made ice-cream, Victorian lemonade and jersey royal potatoes all from the fabulous Northfield Farm.
Whilst we were there we were tempted to stop in the April sunshine and enjoy a chilled glass of wine and a chat with Clarissa Dickson-Wright who was taking tea there.
Dinner was equally simple, basic yet absolutely gorgeous. A fresh rainbow trout from Rutland water, simply seasoned and barbecued. Chargrilled asparagus with salt and lemon, never add olive oil! Jersey Royal potatoes slavered in salty butter and a smidgen of homemade parsley sauce. All served on one big old junk shop platter. A dry glass of rose, jaunty conversation! Perfect, one to remember.