I went on a little detour to the office in the morning and found this lovely building.
I have never seen it before and having found it, I discovered it was built in 1868 and was used as an exchange where hops (used to make beer) were traded.
The entrance is grand and has some wonderful sculpture above the door.
I took a peek through the large wooden doors.
And then stole a peek inside. Not a great photo as it is shot through glass but you get the idea. The floor is tiled and in its day, when it had a domed glass ceiling, it would have been a stunning building. Now it is used as a party and corporate venue.
This is becoming a daily habit! Sometimes they pour the coffee with a leaf pattern but today I had a heart 🙂
Smoked salmon bagel to go with my coffee. Not diet friendly but I really enjoyed it.
Wheatgrass is good when you are feeling tired.
Wheatgrass in a green smoothie is even better.
This is the green deluxe.
Little treat – vanilla pecan ice-cream. Yum! Naughty but yum !
I had a delicious salad for dinner.
I picked some lettuce, chard leaves, spring onion and my first carrot of the year. Quite straight for a homegrown one so I am rather proud of that.
Lara cooked me some bacon and I also had some blue cheese
Added those to tomato, sugar snap peas
Delicious. What did you have for dinner?
Tonight (Matthew) I had fresh linguine with king prawns, scallops, spinach, cherry tomatoes and lemon. I confess, however, that my summer holiday suppers have not all been healthy, largely because about 80% of them have been cooked in a garden or on a beach! After 4 weeks of roaming the country, I’m now home for the remainder of the holiday. I’ve missed you terribly – are you around for a catch up? xxx
I have missed you too :-(. Definitely available for a much needed catch up – I will send a message. Your dinner sounded lovely, so does eating in gardens and beaches !
Well, as tonight was a special night, due to Emily’s excellent results, we spoiled ourselves and went out to The Curlew at Bodiam. I had potted shrimp with pickled gherkins and rye bread, followed by roasted plaice with samphire, spinach and new potatoes. Michelin-starred and delicious. Well, you did ask! x
i went to The Curlew when we first moved here but haven’t been since. Glad you had such a lovely dinner and a well deserved celebration too 🙂
We haven’t had dinner yet but we are having our first fresh corn on the cob from our neighbour’s awesome organic garden, along with some freshly picked cherry tomatoes and cucumber. I have sausage stuffed with tomato and basil. Baked potato with Greek yogurt and chives. And…of course wine. I haven’t decided which one yet tonight. Probably a Shiraz.
That all sounds yummy. I really hope one day I can come and sit and eat with you in your home.
You and me both!
I had a very delicious salad of pea shoots, raw carrot, beetroot, avocado and cherry tomatoes with cold poached salmon. I had this two days in a row because I was home alone. It took 2 minutes to make and was delicious. Plus I feel virtuous. So why don’t I do it every day hmmm?
I love pea shoots. I genuinely love salad. i do not eat it under sufferance so i also often wonder why I don’t have it more often!