So... Easter was busy...
Not just for Rattle Gill but for the Lakes in general. On rare forays through Ambleside (usually nipping to the local shops to stock up during the day!), the place looked jam packed with visitors. This truly is a great sight, to see Ambleside properly full, not just from a local business point of view, but from a local resident point of view also... Let's hope it's a good marker for the summer.
We had a great special on over the Easter period. A Ful Medames dish, an Egyptian dish containing slow cooked Fava beans, served up with pittas, tomatoes and feta. It tasted AMAZING! It was great to see so many people choosing this dish, even though they had never heard of or tried it before, and the positive feedback was warming.
At the moment we have a new special on. Each year, when the wild garlic unfurls its characteristic broad green leaves, Claire heads out with a bag and a pair of scissors. Some of this years harvest went into the Pie that we currently have on special... A Spinach, Feta, Ricotta and Local Wild Garlic Pie, served with a healthy portion of side salad... yes!
Ben's out in Turkey racing at the moment by the way, as you do. a mere 50 mile run on 18th April. Wish him luck. With this weather at the moment, Claire and I will be out running tonight, but when you live round here, it's got to be done hasn't it?
Right then, off to finish off the days soup... Carrot Satay anyone?