Spring, in the land of the long white cloud.

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Spring, in the land of the long white cloud.

There was a smidge of blue sky peeking from behind the clouds so, Alex and I headed to my favourite North Shore Beach, Castor Bay. Though we weren’t as brave as these kids who were in the water, boogie boards and all, we had a great time sitting on our towels, listening to the waves. Kids really don’t care when it comes to getting in the water do they? Rain, hail, shine or even slightly cloudy it seems. ☺

Lunch

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Lunch

Late lunch today but it was really tasty. I made Karen Martini’s Spring Minestrone with Rocket and Basil Pesto. I had to modify the pesto quite a bit to reduce the fat. I used 50g basil, 50g rocket, 30g parsley, 30g pine nuts, 10g parmesan, 1 clove garlic, salt flakes, pepper and 2tbsp olive oil and then just a brief spray of olive oil in the pot before adding the veges. My trainer would kill me if I didn’t do this as I’m trying to lose a few kgs before summer. Click the photo for Karen’s recipe.