Today I was a lady who lunched. And shopped. Actually I shopped before I lunched. Twice. And shopped again after lunch. I can do girly 🙂
Breakfast was banana and chia porridge with fresh raspberries.
Sweet banana, sharp raspberries and creamy porridge. A yummy and healthy start to the day.
I went to Rolvenden Farmers market to buy some lovely fresh vegetables. I bought a cauliflower, purple sprouting broccoli, 3 large leeks and a big bag of brussel sprouts for just £2.10. And it was all grown round the corner in Frittenden. I also bought some fish (John Dorey and Red Gurnard) and some delicious nibbles for lunch; an oat and linseed loaf, a walnut loaf, 4 mini quiches, smoked salmon and mackerel pate.
I bought these gastronomic delights because 2 dear friends were coming for lunch. I used to work with Julia and Olivia years ago. Same place and same time as when I worked with Katherina and Kath. That was an awesome place to work.
To go with our Farmer’s Market purchases, was a salad from the garden and a lovely bottle of red Julia brought. This is “Teapot Julia“. Who brought me some stunning orange roses which I love – thank you so much.
As well as eating, drinking and chatting we managed to support the Barnardos Christmas Fair in Benenden. We also went to see a friend who had transformed her home in to a winter wonderland and where we bought lots of lovely Christmas gifts and goodies. So Christmas shopping has officially started.
I was busy this evening and since I still felt full from lunch, supper was just 2 small slices from the oat loaf with ham.
I love seeing old friends and am so pleased they travelled down to visit – thank you ladies :-). With whom shall I have lunch tomorrow?