If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would be sitting on this lovely winter’s day, enjoying some Earl Grey tea and a piece of cake I made this morning. I would tell you I saw the first narcissus underneath the gingko tree in the Botanic Gardens this morning. You smile.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about what we are reading. I say I recently read and liked Curtis Sittenfeld’s 2008 novel American Wife. I am currently enjoying lovely essays on food and life from the collection of pieces In the Kitchen and am half way through Stella Duffy’s Lullaby Beach. You say that all sounds interesting, and tell me you are enjoying a few good things too.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would tell you that I managed to get to the vegetable market today. I would tell you there were so many good looking things from red cabbage, to pumpkins, to bright green kale, cavolo nero and silver beet. There were purple and green Brussels sprouts, and orange and deep purple carrots, just so many beautiful colours and shapes. You agree and ask what I bought and I said half a cauliflower to roast and make salad for the rest of the week’s lunch boxes, some of those glorious looking carrots, a bright and glossy red capsicum and more persimmons and tamarillos. I still have sprouts and some greens to use, so resisted temptation to buy even more.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would discuss Wellington on a Plate what things we want to try and where we want to go. We agree there seem to be almost too much to choose from. I say I had already booked a couple of things, and you said you had too.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would ask you if you would like to stay for dinner – Jerusalem artichoke soup and fougasse from Shelley Bay Baker that I also picked up at the market today. There may even be more cake…so you of course say yes.
…and a bit of a cheeky entry to Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share…
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