Regular readers may have spotted my delight when I harvested our Sweet Potatoes, all wriggly and not very many – but….. They make splendid Sweet Potato Chips!
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We met our friends for breakfast at The Heron on the side of the Malpas River and had a delicious breakfast with delightful company. Across the water is this lovely white cottage with its own stone steps down to the beach.
Afterwards we went into Truro to the museum to collect the print of Tony Foster’s Lockdown diary 1 which I fell in love with when we first saw it a couple of weeks ago. I showed you Lockdown Diary 2 in a post that day. You can see it here. You’ll be able to see the print when it has been framed.
I was excited about collecting the print and even more so when the staff said that Tony Foster was in the gallery and that I should go and meet him. What a lovely, friendly man! He was so easy to chat to, about his paintings, about the Grand Canyon, about the danger our beautiful and fragile planet is in, about lockdown and his delightful record of those strange days. He was gracious enough to let me get a photo for this blog. He is standing by Lockdown Diary 1, a copy of which will be on our wall before too long.
We were really delighted to find that Sallie’s Ice-creams were still selling at Godrevy this afternoon. After a brisk and chilly walk in the wind, we treated ourselves. It’s never too cold for ice-cream.
A furry caterpillar shared our walk, possibly a White Ermine Moth caterpillar.
The lovely Mr Smith left his beaker outside this afternoon and just popped out to get it. Not until he was in the kitchen did he realise he had brought in a spider who was busy munching on its supper. We think it’s a Cross Spider and guess it probably was having been brought into the warmth and then out again.
Serendipitously, one of my favourite poets, Kim Ridgeon, included a dahlia in the poem he posted this morning. I had just been given permission to include it here when I realised that I could get the perfect photo to go with it though ours is the first of the plant not the last, I hope. I love the words, ‘delicate strength’ as they so well capture what the dahlia brings to the season along with a smile. .
My Dad was in the kitchen with me again today as he always is when I make marmalade. He was the marmalade maker in our house every January when the Seville oranges came in and I started helping when I was about 9 years old. I earned a Brownie Badge for some I made. These oranges have been in the freezer for the last ten months.
I keep checking on the Sweet Potatoes at the allotment so that we harvest as the leaves go yellow. Today I spotted a courgette that we had missed and it was rather large! I decided to treat it as a small marrow and stuffed it with a lentil ragu, topped it with cheese and baked it. It was delicious. Click for a bigger picture..
For those of you who are arachnophobes, read no more! This beauty was hanging out near the Kalettes, not ready for a few months yet.