Quick pickled vegetable and noodle salad

A bowl of quick pickled vegetables, made into a salad with rice noodles, and used to cut through the rich oiliness of grilled mackerel with its crispy skin. I will eat pretty much anything if you stick it in an Asian-spiced pickle marinade.


Almost spring

Very pleasant to wake up feeling vaguely human and find the sun was out. Seemed like a good day to survey the post-Christmas disaster that is the garden.