Food, glorious food!!
26.01.2011 - 27.01.2011 4 °C
It's Thursday and that means market day...yaaaay!! One of my favourite activities cos it's the chance to check out some more food! Today I came back with a real good booty...chanterelle 'shrooms, the MOST delicious croissant a l'amande I have EVER eaten - it absoultely oozes marzipan and is fully covered with slivers of almond - some more adventurous cheese - Bethmale, from the Pyrenees - a good, solid home-baked bread with a lovely hard crust, fennel to braise, garden greens, and a lovely warm hat to keep my frozen ears on my head.
Not for the faint-hearted!!! Brains!!! They sold out in a flash, so they must be good....but moi??? Non, merci!!
The other day I went to the market in Villereal - bigger than our local one, a good vegetable & fruit stall and these yummy Italian biscuits - all variants on my favourite, almond, except for the little tube which is filled with a lemon mousse. Quite scrumptious!
I have never had a problem with preparing a really good, balanced, nutritious meal just for one, and here alone in France is no exception. Love the colours....and it tasted pretty awesome...herring salad, braised fennel and mushrooms.
Not many outdoor tasks to do in this cold, so the furniture inside is very clean and shiny!! Nonetheless I have been weeding the pumpkin patch...back-breaking...the ground is iced for the 1st 4 to 5cm, so I had to pour boiling water on just to get the soil loose. But it's getting there, and I have some very enthusiastic helpers in Speckled Brown Hen and Missy...I had a good chuckle cos the brown hen gets quite close to me..we have a good understanding of each others boundaries..now and again Missy comes and interferes...she always pecks Brown on the head and chases her especially if she sees there is a good hunting ground that she wants for herself. Well, Brown found a delicious fat grub and ran off with it, most chuffed with herself. Mistake!!! This caught Missy's attention and a battle for the bug ensued! Missy won....she is the leader, pioneer, brave one always out front...she reminds me of me!! I'm just not that nasty!!