A Delivery, A Gift and A Special Message

21 Nov

Although we need to have deliveries in lockdown, we want to cut big supermarkets out as much as possible so when our local Greengrocer, The Grow Box, first expanded their range, then added a butchery department, we decided to give them a go. Wow! We are not disappointed! Easy to get a slot for delivery and a lovely chap at the door with paper bags full of fresh stuff for the next week. Just look – and almost all local, Cornish produce – eggs, milk, sausages, leeks and carrots, broccoli and a courgette. Only the fruit will have traveled far.

We have spent several hours at the allotment today and have nearly cleared the patch outside the fruit cage – very satisfying! Even better, was being brought a beautiful Savoy cabbage by fellow allotmenteers to welcome us into the community – how very lovely and we’ve had some of it tonight with our Cornish sausages.

Yesterday, I made some family fudge from my Granny’s recipe. Today, there was a comment from my cousin in Australia as follows:

“I remember this fudge well! It appears in my mother’s recipe book as ‘Mima’s Fudge’ and was a special treat during my childhood. I now have the urge to make a batch!”

That absolutely delighted me! I will post the recipe soon but be warned, it is very wicked indeed!


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6 responses to “A Delivery, A Gift and A Special Message

  1. NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    November 24, 2020 at 12:56 am

    You spread the family love and acquired healthy groceries. We’ve been using pickup at local groceries but I can tell you the produce doesn’t look that good. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 4, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      We are very lucky with the new owners who want to help the town to thrive. 🙂

  2. nrhatch

    November 22, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    What a haul!
    Gorgeous produce.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 23, 2020 at 7:55 pm

      Yes we are very lucky. In the middle of the last lockdown, our greengrocery closed down. Within a week, the new owners had transformed it all and now they are constantly busy and the town loves them! 🙂

  3. Ark

    November 22, 2020 at 11:57 am

    If we were neighbours I would have donated some of my garden produce to you already.
    I have quite a few ”spare” passion fruit plants growing nicely in pots as well as lemon,, orange, and various chillis. You’ll have to wait a few weeks for the butternut and gem-squash to ripen.
    I plan on sharing a few things with one of the security guards, Petrus, who works in a small gated community that forms part of my dog-walk route. He has several examples of fruit and veg that I don’t have growing in pots next to his guardhouse that I have my beady eye on.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 23, 2020 at 7:59 pm

      I wish we were neighbours! All those plants sound wonderful. Do your Passion fruits grow to be eatable fruit? Here we get beautiful flowers and small green uneatable fruits.
      I’m sure Petrus will be delighted. It’s a lovely thing that gardeners are always generous with their advice and their produce. 🙂


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