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misleadingly packaged…

June 23, 2012

Today I looked out of the kitchen window and the clouds almost cleared and the sun struggled to shine. I took a quick photo just in case. Just as well as now it’s pouring with rain again. Granted, it didn’t rain for most of the day – we didn’t get rained on when we were out, and the washing on the line dried, but for most of the afternoon it was a bit grey. And chilly. June. Not what it says on the box.

We took Grannie out to Torquay – part of the English Riviera – she wanted to go, honest! – and went to various different shopping emporiums. Grannie and the beloved had lunch while Arlo and I looked for toy shops – you can’t waste time eating if you have the delights of a big town to explore.

It’s another world, Torquay. I’ll just leave it at that.

This evening we had soup (it was a light, summer soup) and bread rolls with salad for dinner, but yesterday we had fishcakes from the Cockleshell Deli which has a stall on Totnes market. Really nice fishcakes in an interesting variety of different flavours – cod and chorizo,  prawn and salmon,  cod and fennel etc., but in a really boring box.

They ought to get me to do some illustration for them (I’ve given them my card so maybe they’ll take the hint.)


We had the fishcakes with a new potato and fresh from the garden lettuce and mint salad (dressed with a garlic mayonnaise dressing – add a chopped garlic clove to a dollop of Hellmans and mix) and some shredded spring greens and mushrooms fried in some sesame oil with a little soy sauce added at the end.

I think Grannie came to dinner on the wrong day…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 24, 2012 12:10 am

    sounds yummy! Love your blue willow dish. I just started collecting it.

    • June 29, 2012 10:23 pm

      Thanks. I like china, especially blue china, Good luck with your collection 🙂

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