... feminist, atheist, autistic academic and historic narrowboater ...
Likes snooker, beer, tea, rivets and solitude, and is strangely fascinated by the cinema organ.
And there might be something about railways.

Friday 26 August 2011

Vegging out

It's been raining all day today. So an opportunity to light the stove and sit cosily in the cabin looking out at it. No work could really be done, so I've been putting my feet up with a good book (Sophie Hannah's _Lasting Damage_ ... Maybe a bit far fetched, but I can't say for sure as I haven't finished it yet).

We did pop out this morning though, to transfer the money for Singapore, send cheques to the surveyor and for insurance, and to get in some more groceries. Delicious pork pie for lunch from Porters, and from the market some wonderful vegetables... Runner beans, little carrots with the leaves still on and the most extraordinary green cauliflower, the like of which I have never seen before. The florets are't just green, but spiral; it looks like some geometric work of art. What it tastes like we shall find out tomorrow, as tonight we are having dinner at Izzy and Dave's, so we also popped back to the Real Ale Store to pick up a selection we hope they'll like.

Goodness, I do believe the rain has almost stopped.

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  1. That's a romanesco cauliflower -- a bit softer than a normal one, so doesn't take quite as much cooking. They turn up in our veg box every now and then.

  2. If you and the Ducks carry on like this I'm going to have to stop reading your blogs. I'm supposed to be on a diet and all the talk of pork pies and sausages and Amy's puddings and cakes is not making it any easier. Not to mention the real ale carry outs.

    I approve of the butter beans in the casserole, they are great in a beef stew as well. Oh bugger there I go again. I'm off for a stick of celery.


  3. The martian cauliflower is a thing of beauty.