It's been freezing over the whole of Europe recently; we've even had a couple of overnight temperatures of around -7 C.
So, dear 'George' (our wood fired kitchen stove) has been permanently ablaze, and pumping out heat for a couple of weeks or more.
This means that long, slow-cooked, stews, and baked potatoes, are almost permanently on the go as well as another simple winter favourite; oven roasted sausage.
I've never really understood why it should be, but oven roasted sausage tastes so completely different (and better) than pan-fried.
The above, as you can see, was consumed with the obligatory baked potatoes; plus a few straggler sprouts from Haddock's. Simple country fare, but you can't get much better.