I am back!

Hello, everyone!

I am back after a long trip through USA including Hawaii and then right after we had landed in Czech Republic we started driving to France Atlantic coast. It took me two month to get back home. I plan to tell about it here during this year. I hope so=)

I have not been training for two months also. So, I am trying to be back in form as soon as possible.

I had a 10k race this weekend, which was not successful, as you could understand. Moreover I was so unlucky to be caught on a cobblestone at 9th kilometer and fall with injured knee and elbow but finished with slightly under 54 minutes. I love this race. It takes place in the center of Prague every year.


Strawberry harvesting at Czech farms

Strawberry season is approaching. The very first Czech strawberries will be sold at farm markets very soon. Another option is called Czech “samosběr“ (self plucking). It is possible at some strawberry’s farms from the end of May.

Harvesting by the student during a strawberry season

Jahodárna Vranany announced samosběr in the beginning of June. For dates please check here.

Kunratické jahody dates for samosběr can be checked later in May here

Jahody z Holešova around 30th of May depends on weather

Fruit gardens Bríství also announced the last week of May. Check later here.

Homemade Basil Pesto

Finally we got back our farm market after long winter. There are a lot of herbs on the Andel farm market today. Basil pesto is what we use quite often for sandwiches, mozzarella, salads and pasta. So I stopped to buy it and once a time make it by myself.

Here is a very easy step by step tutorial how to make fresh basil pesto at home.

I make it different from time to time: with or without garlic, with or without nuts or Parmesan cheese. Olive oil is always used and it has to be the best quality, because you feel how it tastes too much.

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Today I made garlic and pine nuts basil pesto.

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Just blend it all together and conserve with extra olive oil at the top to prevent color change.

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I was so happy today to buy all that green stuff freshly grown in Czech.


What to visit in Prague if you are fit enough: The South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral.

We have visited the South Tower for the first time just a few weeks ago during The Prague Towers Game. I was sooo excited! I was just wondering why I had never visited it before?


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