Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Which means of course that tonight is the longest night. We celebrated with a special turkey Solstice dinner, just the two of us. No, not a whole bird, with wings, drumsticks and a huge body. The chief cook wouldn’t be able to cope with that!! Our turkey was a nice little rolled turkey breast with apricot stuffing, which we found in the freezer department of the supermarket. Served with gravy, roast pumpkin, potatoes and kumara (New Zealand sweet potatoes) and finely chopped silver beet flavoured with garlic, it was was a tasty Winter Solstice dinner. We followed this with an apple and cinnamon bread and butter pudding.
To our friends in the Northern Hemisphere, happy Summer Solstice to you, from us here celebrating the Winter Solstice.
We found this brave little jonquil flowering all by itself in our garden, just in time for the Winter Solstice.