I’ve been in some sort of a slump lately. The uninspired, nasty, dragging your feet kind that’s been keeping me away from the blog.
But signs of spring and new beginnings are popping up everywhere, giving me the jump start I need to get back into the swing of things, which includes sharing some new recipes with you.
Speaking of new beginnings, my yard is full of them! Just last week, I… well actually CoCo, my two year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, discovered a nest full of baby bunnies. I’ve been protecting them ever since she thoughtfully (insert sarcasm here) brought me one of the babies last week (insert screams of horror here)! We actually had to fence the nest in to keep her away. Yes, I’ve been feeling a lot like “Mother Hen” lately.
And this pot of herbs, that was as dried up as the desert at the end of last summer, is now growing fresh vibrant greens again all on it’s own! I was literally shocked when I realized the sorrel, tarragon and chives had sprung back after what seemed like the longest, harshest winter ever!
What an amazing reminder that nature is so persistent, brilliant and self-reliant! It’s one of the reasons I refrain from being so clinical on this blog.
Without having to know a thing about science, all you really have to do is let nature do it’s thing, follow along and you will almost inevitably be led down the right path of health and wellness.
Spring, nature and the beauty of simplicity, were the inspiration for this week’s post of goat cheese, radishes and chives (from my garden) on seven-grain bread. It makes a gorgeous presentation too, perfect for a snack, lunch or brunch. (*Mother’s Day is coming soon)!
I’d love to hear about what’s coming to life in your yard or where you live and what gives you inspiration this time of year! Tag me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @thehangingspoon with your pictures! Have a great weekend everyone!
- 6 slices seven-grain bread
- 4 oz. goat cheese
- 3-4 medium sized radishes sliced very thin
- handful fresh chives chopped
- extra-virgin olive oil
- sea salt
- Place goat cheese in small bowl and allow to sit at room temperature for about 20 min to soften.
- Toast bread.
- Spread goat cheese onto bread and top with radishes, chives and sprinkle with a touch of salt, pepper.
- Drizzle a touch of olive oil over top right before serving.