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Friday, 10 June 2011
Food For Free.
We've now had some rain; in fact, quite a lot (it's raining again this morning). Enough for us, yesterday, to have our first lunchtime Girolle omelet of the season. We should be finding these now for quite a while to come, and if we're lucky a few cepes as well in about a week's time.
At Haddock's everything has burst into life, and there are all sorts of veg's that are now edible. If we were more sensible we would begin to live almost entirely from what we grow; we have potatoes, beans, onions, artichokes, courgettes, salads, and spinach. We also have rhubarb, cherries, red currants, and blackcurrants. But being an avid meat eater, and addicted to certain local pork, and duck, specialities, our weekly shopping trips shall continue.
So, we're well into the season where our pockets are always stuffed with plastic bags. And with any luck the fridge' will be a regular home to a good bowlful of delicious mushrooms for several weeks to come.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!