Saturday, August 23, 2008


A good match then. The weather and today's icon from the met office. (Except their weather seems to be going in the opposite direction from mine)

Barney tells me that one of the other members of the stamp club is a birdwatcher who has told him that there is a Peregrine falcon to be seen occasionally on top of one of the town's least pretty and tallest buildings.
Also that there was a French market in town today.

So I spent the morning looking at a selection of rather sad, dried sausages and limp, warm cheeses and perambulating obsessively round the building in question.
The sun shone brightly, no peregrines were to be seen and I came home with no sausages and a stiff neck.**

Now I am cooking English, undried sausages in a casserole with Chorizo and tomatoes and basil. And we're having it with a warm salad of puy lentils. Thus it is not sausage casserole as such (ie a warming, winter dish for wet windy nights) but a light savoury sausage dish to be eaten with salad on chilly summer evenings.
The difference as far as I recall is that instead of adding the lentils to the sausagey, winey, tomatoey, herby gloop and heating it all together I dribble the gloop over the warm lentils and perch the sausages on top and scatter some leaves and herbs over the top of that.
See. A summery sausage dish :)
(Shall I add cucumber? No, I don't think that will work.)
No, he wasn't in the least bit taken in by all this nonsense but accepted the inevitable when I offered him the opportunity to cook something himself instead. I like a man who bows to the inevitable. (Though I love a man who occasionally rises to the bait and cooks for us himself :)

And now, being completely dried up of inspiration I shall er.... well.... say goodnight. For now.
Goodnight :)

*I stole the icon from the met office website. d'you think they'll mind? I had a lot of fun trying to find various ways to steal it like copying and pasting into word and also into the blog post but in the end I realised I could just save it to disc as a gif. I've now stolen all their weather icons :) It seems to take up a whole line of er - space - which is a little excessive for something so small.
**Actually I went out with the stiff neck and indeed got up with it this morning but it fitted in better, obviously, after the perambulations round a tall building.


At 12:00 AM, Blogger I, like the view said...

yeay! first!!

(to quote shot)

awesome incredible skies

photos of, I mean


At 12:03 AM, Blogger OvaGirl said... don't do cooking shots then? Would quite like to see summer sausage salad....and I remember those dried up french sort, sad...

At 2:27 AM, Blogger Rimshot said...

Cooking 'Shot!?!?!? I should hope not!

Although I'd lurve to cook for my bloggy friends one day.

At 5:01 AM, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

love that picture of the clouds at the post!
you should write a cook book, including such technical terms as 'gloop'. love it :-)

At 10:50 AM, Blogger mig bardsley said...

*Long pause for dancing round the room and squeaking a lot!!!
You're back!
Big big hugs

Puy lentils look quite a pleasant olive green before they are cooked ovagirl but a rather sad mushy brown when cooked. Not a pretty picture!

Oh that would be fun 'shot. (Hey! she's back!!! :)

Kyah! how lovely! Was it you who left an invite on facebook to be friends ages ago? I lost it before I could say yes! xxx

At 12:33 AM, Blogger Mel said...

<-- cons himself into cooking by cutting a deal on the dish washing up

WOW.......awesome skies!
And we can't cook shot.
That'd just plain be wrong.


At 12:39 AM, Blogger Mel said...

We can keep him, right?

Please, huhhuhhuh?!


At 1:52 AM, Blogger mig bardsley said...

Oh well I suppose so Mel since you ask so nicely.
Life wouldn't be the same without him :)

Now how come I can't do a deal like that - I get to wash the dishes whoever cooks. That can't be right can it?

At 3:18 PM, Blogger Betty Flocken said...

I love your skies! Such beautiful blues. Ovagirl is right, a cooking story would be good too.

At 10:39 PM, Blogger I, like the view said...

am still loving those skies


what a beautiful view

they all are, here


At 11:28 AM, Blogger mig bardsley said...

Cooking is an ongoing crisis around here Betty :) Sometimes it's quite successful, sometimes we don't talk about it much :)I would like those blue skies back though, it's been grey for days and days!

I'm sitting with a coffee and a cig, remembering your fabulous views I and thinking of you. Hoping you're well and got some sleep.(((((((( I ))))))))

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