In the time of the virus: day 90

Just a brief post today, as I’m a bit past writing this evening.  Had a lovely relaxing holiday day today, including our now-traditional Sunday virtual visit somewhere nice.  Which of course today was the village where we should have been in the Black Forest.  Complete with my first fruit flan of the season to go with the coffee.  This year’s strawberries are just the best.

I hope the photos below give you a sense of why we love the place so much.

Although it’s in the Black Forest, this area is characterised by fruit growing – vineyards, orchards (especially cherries and plums), strawberries and soft fruit bushes.  All those paths through the vineyards can be freely walked, and we know many of them well.  The forest remains in the areas above the vineyards.

We always cook for ourselves while we’re there, because one of the pleasures is buying food in the market and the village shops.  It’s a small village but has a general store (small coop), two specialist bakers (both also offering a coffee shop and cakes), and two butchers-cum-delis.  We tend to eat simply but well there.  Tonight we reproduced one of the meals that always features on our menu there – marinaded pork, new potatoes, and tomato salad, followed by another slice of strawberry tart.  I had a go at replicating the butcher’s marinade.  Mine was different, but still good.  Maybe more practice is needed.

Hope you’re well, and that I’ll see you tomorrow xx

 

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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