Happy Thanksgiving to all much-missed family and friends and many dear Readers in America! We usually do a Thanksgiving dinner and use family recipes to share the day with friends and family. This year, for various reasons, we have declined the big cook and instead given a nod to the flavours by getting delicious Turkey and Cranberry Sausages from our fabulous local butcher.
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We’ve been helping at the Ladder today, the project at Redruth’s old library, which is becoming a hub for lots of creative ventures, where the Bunker Cabaret was performed and where I did my writing course earlier in the Spring. Today we have helped plant the garden which will back the outdoor stage. The gallery shows the before and after and all the baby veg plants which will be going into a separate plot later.
The new sign was being painted as we were potting on/planting.
The fruit display for the parade at our fabulous greengrocery, GrowBox, was beautiful.
This afternoon I harvested dinner from the lottie – sweetheart cabbage, fine beans, purple teepee beans and yet more courgettes (enough now for another batch of soup). I’ll use the rhubarb tomorrow for Different Every Time Pud.
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!