WELCOME TO Val's Alentejo -I write about my region of Alentejo. My art ,painting, my cottages, Family life, my animals -Travels And my love for Roses- and rural country life.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
over the weekend
Filipe, surprised me, and arrived with Diana on Friday last.
He took over the kitchen, and it was like old times again.
Exotic smells from his cooking in the kitchen. He had been to buy some English goodies at the Brit shop in Lisbon, for a good old English breakfast on saturday morning.
Filipe is an excellent cook and it was great to sit together at the table and enjoy it all..
Its cold and very windy outside, but the cold is not as acute as previous weeks. Its the wind that hits you, when you go outside.
Little Athena is coming on so well. Horses dont like wind. They huddle up together . The weather is slowly changing.. the grass is growing a little quicker , due to the early morning dew and the midday sun that we get now and again.. so besides their hay and feed..they are very spoilt.
This box looks big.. but its very very slim inside is one of the most expensive condements .. Saffron .. Miguel brought it back from Iran on his last trip to lecture there.
Both Filipe and myself, couldn't wait to open it ,we used but a little into the boiling water and added the rice.. The taste is so so fantastic .. very different taste from the bought saffron in the packets at the supermarket.
Valentines dinner - banana and apple with mango chutney.. Iranian Saffron rice
My first rose.. it is indeed amongst thorns.. the bush is still to be pruned. I was delighted to see it.
a sign that spring is coming.
Wishing you all a great week.
Thanks for all your comments on my last post.