Monday, 22 October 2012
Rain and Vegetables
There are grey clouds in the sky today and a storm is forecast, but it doesn't feel like it's going to happen. We have rain too, but so little it's hardly worth mentioning. In fact I walked down to the village to get vegetables...in the rain...but I didn't get wet enough to have to change my clothes when I returned to the house. But it was pleasant to feel a few drops on my skin.
Monday is market day in our village. I use the term "market" loosely, because it mostly consists of one vegetable stall. Although today there were two more vendors who had their vegetables laid out on the ground. This does happen occasionally and I know exactly what will happen when I approach them.
They all start calling to me at once because they want me to buy from them. I do what I always do. I bought potatoes from one, leeks and beans from another, and a cauliflower from the third. Everone's happy.
Talking of cauliflowers, they are just fantastic at the moment. They are huge though. This one weighed almost 4 kilos and it was the smallest one I could find. It should be enough to feed me on cauliflower cheese for a week. It was just 2.5 lira (about 85pence). A kilo of lovely green beans for 2 lira will make one of my favourites..green beans in olive oil, and the potatoes and leeks will make a huge pot of soup for eating and freezing.
I spent a total of 8.5 lira (less than £3.00) and have more than enough fresh and healthy food to keep me going for some time.
I did call into the village shop to buy chicken livers for Poppy though...I doubt she would be happy with just vegetables!