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Mid-length Walking Group

We had a good Zoom Meeting on Monday; it’s always great to ‘see’ everyone’s faces. We can’t wait to see people in real life again but for now, this is the best we can do.

A big thank you to Greg and Angela for compiling and presenting a 15 question general knowledge quiz. It was very difficult but no-one else knows your score!! Congratulations to Chris West, this month’s winner; she impressed us all by scoring over 10!

It was good to hear where people had been walking and before you knew it the 40 minutes had gone. We don’t normally walk as a group in December but those present wanted to meet on Zoom again on December 21st.

I hope that you are all well and managing to get out for a few strolls.

Best Wishes

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Walking Group Foraging Treats

On one of our daily walks in Moorgreen, John and I discovered a wood laden with wild garlic. We picked some flowers to add to our stir fry and some leaves to make pesto. I can really recommend the pesto. Store in the fridge.

100g wild garlic leaves
50g parmesan cheese
50g toasted pine nuts
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
Lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Wash wild garlic leaves thoroughly.
Place the leaves, parmesan, olive oil and pine nuts into a food processor and blitz. Add more oil if you want to have a thinner pesto. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.

Other wild garlic recipes (I’ve not tried them though).
Wild garlic is a really versatile ingredient. If you want to enjoy the pure taste of wild garlic you can treat it like spinach and toss it in some olive oil over a low heat. The wilted leaves are perfect in an omelette – or scrambled eggs if the omelette goes wrong!

Wild garlic soup is an easy yet delicious starter. Simply simmer wild garlic leaves, cooked potato and softened onion in veg stock for 20-25 minutes. Add a dollop of cream, blend, and then you’re done.

You could even wrap a fillet of fish in wild garlic leaves and pop in the oven to bake. The leaves are much milder than standard garlic so they won’t overpower the fish. Why not try serving with new potatoes in a wild garlic butter for an extra spring kick?

Sue Tedstone

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Mid-length Walking Group Limerick

We held a limerick competition in April and here is the winning entry from Mandy James.
Congratulations Mandy!!

There once was a U3A group
Who into the country did troop,
Then lockdown put paid
To their fit, healthy ways,
And on wine, beer and chocs they did swoop!

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Mid-Length Walking Group

Twenty Five walkers came along for our March walk. We set off in brilliant sunshine from The Dog and Duck pub in King’s Clipstone and had a very pleasant 6.5 mile walk. The walk took us through to Vicar Water Park via the Clipstone Colliery headstocks, before leaving the park and making our way to Sherwood Pines.

After our lunch stop there, we headed back to The Dog and Duck pub for a well-earned drink.

It makes me very sad to know that it was our last walk together for a few months but at least we can remember this one. Thank you to Steve and Anne Lawrence for leading it.

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Mid-length Walking Group

In February we swapped muddy fields and stiles for the paved streets of Nottingham City Centre and took part in our second ‘Observational photo quiz walk’.

The event was very popular, with 34 taking part. We were split into six teams, each of which were provided with a sheet of photos of specific architectural features of 28 buildings, a list of street names and a city centre map. The aim was to match the photos to the location and to return to Soulville Steakhouse once completed.

David Jackson and Greg Umney planned the whole event, so they had the task of marking our sheets. Of the 6 teams, 5 had correctly placed all of the photos and, after a tie break question, ‘Team Marian’ were declared the winners. A great day out, rounded off by a tasty lunch!!

Our next walk is from King’s Clipstone – on Monday, 16th March, 2020.

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