May 02, 2010

Sunday Walk

We had a sunny but windy Sunday up here. I'm so glad we decided to take a short trip to a lake nearby despite the heavy wind. The forest ground was full of kidneyworts (Anemone hepatica) and wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa). Seeing the sea of wild flowers is definitely a proof of spring to me!






To celebrate the spring we cooked asparagus with hollandaise sauce, it was as delicious as you can imagine. To make a hollandaise sauce you need the egg yolks only. I didn't want to waste the egg whites so I baked meringues. This was my first try with meringues and they turned out just nice ( I whipped egg whites and sugar by hand and baked the cookies in 100 celsius for about 1 hour 10 minutes). Next time I would love to try a lemon meringue tart. I just found a recipe for this on Mitsy's blog, fun! Have you ever baked one and how did it turn out?

8 comments:

ira said...

Wow, are they the pics that you shot today on your walk Minna? It must be a very pleasant walk for you:) no luck here, still raining now..

Catalina said...

mmmm asparagus with hollandaise sauce sounds delicious!
Lovely photos!

NorraSud by ROROISM said...

ahha! same here..
i have even made a mini felt Hepatca collection /in my shop already/:-)

ArtMind said...

I love asparagues. In Belgium, they are eaten with a butter sauce and mashed hard boiled eggs and parsley.
Thanks for linking to my lemon pie recipe.

fleurfatale said...

beautiful pictures Minna!

and I love asparagus too! the Belgian way (as Artmind describes)

Morrgan said...

Niin kauniita kuvia!

good morning - midnight said...

oh, your pictures are lovely minna! in vienna it was so warm last week and now it is raining endlessly.
i need to cook aspargus too these days... i've been waiting for it so long. well, today we have the first strawberries that smell and taste like summer :) have a good time with spring and the things around...

jealousydesign said...

asparagus yum! Beautiful spring photos! The flowers has started to come here too but it is still raining too much to go out and enjoy it.

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