Posted in January 2013

Alchemy

Alchemy

Flour. Water. Salt. The three simple, humble constituents of a homemade loaf of sourdough bread; a prime example of Aristotle’s observation that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Advertisements

Thaw

Thaw

Fresh snow continued to fall for the first few days and nights of this week, creating whirlwinds of white beneath the brooding skies.

Comfort

Comfort

The blanket of snow across the landscape has been shrinking slightly, holes appearing despite continuing squalls of fresh flakes.

Drift

Drift

No fresh snow fell overnight, though all night long the tireless winds blew about what was already on our hilltop.

Porotos Granados

Porotos Granados

At the weekend, I made the River Cottage version of this Chilean squash and bean stew, using one of our stored Crown Prince squashes.

Early Sensation

Early Sensation

The fifth of January, and the first buds of our Rijnveld’s Early Sensation daffodils have burst into song.