Saturday, February 11, 2012


Monday, when we went to the market, there were very few stalls. Too cold. We bought our wintry vegetables from the back of a small van. A older couple stood in front of it with a tressle table selling the produce from their garden. We bought green cabbage, onions, leeks, carrots and potatoes. Plus walnuts to replace the ones that the dormice had hauled away and cracked.
These vegetables lasted us all week, and in an amazing variety of dinners: oriental stir fry, carrot salad, stewed cabbage, spaghetti with leek sauce as mentioned earlier, onion tart and a vegetable soup.
The meals fortified us after walks in the snow. We built wood fires in the wood stove and the hearth, and managed to keep the cold at bay.
For cold it was!

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