It’s Valentine’s day tomorrow and our day to volunteer at Community Roots so I have made some delicious, gluten-free and very crumbly heart shaped biscuits for the coffee break.
It’s World Radio Day and Brian Bilston, poet, has given me permission to post his poem in honour of the day. I love how it reminds me of the time when you could turn the dial and hear all sorts of magic snippets and sometimes stopped on one that you weren’t looking for but found a programme to give you joy. I love his sense of humour too. .
I know it’s Tuesday but couldn’t make Plough Pudding for supper last night so here it is today. It’s a sausagey sage and onion bread pudding that is very tasty. We served it with maple carrots and French peas with lettuce.
I found the recipe and its history in this year’s Almanac.
We called at the station this morning to check on an upcoming journey and found Hector, the station cat, sitting all alone in the lounge. There’s a notice on the door asking passengers not to let him in as he has a kennel on the platform but I wasn’t about to sprag on him on such a bitter morning – if ever!
We only lasted at Roots for a couple of hours today as it was bone chillingly cold. We worked together on clearing old nasturtiums from the poly tunnels and generally tidying up in there. At coffee time, a charming little dog sat looking longingly at the cake that the lovely Mr S was consuming.
M had made a most delicious Orange and Almond cake and shared the recipe so, of course, I just had to try it this afternoon. It’s a really quick and truly scrumptious recipe.