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Yesterday’s Wolf Moon, Oranges and Pak Choi

Photo and words by Kris Meadon, written yesterday, used here with permission.

“It’s 4.30pm as this evening’s full Wolf moon rises slowly through the mist and clouds behind the fairytale castle of St.Michael’s Mount. 🌝 January’s full moon was dubbed the Wolf Moon by early Native Americans due to villagers hearing packs of wolves howling in hunger around this time of the year!”
We couldn’t see the full moon at all last night as it was far too cloudy. I went out several times to find it……   I was delighted when Kris’ beautiful photo turned up and he said I could use it.

A friend alerted me to the fact that Seville Oranges (needed for making marmalade) are in the shops for their very short season so off we went this morning to our local greengrocer’s to pick up enough for 4 batches. These are enough for one batch. I shall freeze some to make later.

Seville Oranges

Tonight’s Turkey stir-fry featured Pak Choi from our vegetable patch at the back.

Pak Choi

 

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Soups, Walk and Marmalade

Today I have made some Runner Bean soup (recipe here but do try googling Runner Bean soup!) and some delicious Carrot, Orange and Mint Soup.

Soups in pint containers, ready to freeze

Soups in pint containers, ready to freeze

2   We had a walk this afternoon, just around town. There are masses of beautiful hanging baskets and window boxes all over the place. I love this entrance to St Rumon’s Gardens.

Flowers outside St Rumon's Gardens

Flowers outside St Rumon’s Gardens

We had only one jar of Marmalade left so had to make it now or not for several weeks. We made 5 lbs each – mine just plain Seville Orange and Mr S’s Orange and Mandarin, all from fruit frozen away last February. The tiny, one serving, jars are for my breakfast in bed in my first week of recovery!

Marmalade maratho

Marmalade marathon

 

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