Tag Archives: Pumpkin

Week 6 2016

One of the seasonal menus from this week:

Hearty Cabbage Soup (GF, V)
Sweet & Sour Pumpkin Salad (GF, V)
Stuffed Eggs (GF, DF)
Green Salad & Vinaigrette (GF, V)
Light Rye Loaves (V)

(Dishes that have a link to a recipe are underlined. If they are not underlined,
I will – hopefully – get the recipes to you soon. If you can’t wait, contact me!)

Sweet and Sour Pumpkin Salad (something merry and bright)

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The Son, who is nothing if not consistent, gets up every single morning for an unvarying routine of cereal and a copy of Asterix or TinTin. For the past month, he has added to his early repertoire the question,  “Why is it so dark?”

There is no mistake: we are in the bleak midwinter.

Today was exceptionally dark, due to the clouds that covered what little rays of sun were peeping over our eastern field. But it’s not all gloomy.

The hedgerows are valiantly holding onto the last colour of the season. The tips of this past year’s hazel shoots are spangled with golden leaves which glow in the morning mist. In the late afternoon, before the sun dips below the horizon, these wavy gold-tipped branches – swaying above the denuded ash, blackthorn, may, and rowan – are beautiful, and unexpected.

There are other bright spots. Continue reading