C is for childhood, C is for clothes
C is for circuses, clowns and cold toes
C is the curving back of the moon
C is for compost and chickens
C is for chocolate and C is for cake
C is for Camembert, Christmas and candles
C is for celery, C is for crackers
C is for carrots and C is for ……
Help! Any suggestions gratefully received… (two posts today to catch myself up)
I could expand a little on the above now I’ve walked the dogs; Ready steady Go!
- Computers take up a lot of my time and without one I guess I wouldn’t be blogging at all.
- Crumbs are a source of joy when frying fish and making stuffing for rolled breast of lamb and then there are croutons of course.
- Cherries are my favourite fruit after lemons and I finally made a cherry clafoutis yesterday from the HFW Everyday book. Mine came out like a stodgy Yorkshire pudding with cherries in it. I think I needed a wider dish so that the whole thing was more shallow. Another time maybe.
- The cardoons grow in the garden and are full of dancing bees each August. I have never tried the elaborate business of tying up the stems to blanch them for those Italian dishes you read about. I once tried to cook them but they were far too bitter for me.
- Crisps were my favourite food as a child, I survived the long journey to and from school on a diet of cheese and onion and smoky bacon crisps (chips to the Americans). Just writing the words now makes me salivate. Pavlov’s crisps.
- The circus – we went at the weekend to a lovely circus at Frampton on Severn. I might try and do a little post about it soon if I can fit it in.
- Cold toes, well not right now, but I spend a lot of time thinking about socks and slippers in the winter.
- That shot of the moon was my best ever attempt and was entirely due to my new camera‘s clever zoomy thing, so I thought I’d show it off.
- Compost we try and we compost all our uncooked and non meat food waste, some of the garden waste, the rest of which is recycled by our Council. The composter is home to many small flying beings and the ants do battle for supremacy in its dark and moist chambers. I leave them to it.
- Chickens, I adore Celia’s chickens and was recently introduced to some very fine Bristolian ones, can’t see them happening here on account of Mr Fox who walks through our garden three or four times a day.
- Chocolate, not much to say about that, except thank goodness for chocolate.
- Cakes – still hit and miss but more of the hits of late.
- Camembert rarely good in England but a cheese to aspire to.
- Christmas and candles a long way off, we won’t worry about them right now.
- Celery essential but I wish you could still get white properly earthed up celery in the shops, tasting of almonds and sweet rather than soapy.
- Crackers for cheese and with Swedish smoked cod roe paste make a delicious snack at any time.
- Carrots, I like them grated with lemon and mustard and pepper and oil.
That’s it, I feel better now I’ve told you that.
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