Saturday, 21 January 2012

Sawdust and salads ...

Saturday dawned damp with passing showers ...

Not the best of days to catch up with jobs, but it has to be done. So after breakfast i was out in the street with the chainsaw, reducing my logs in size for the 'mighty woodburner'
Naturally as soon as the chainsaw bursts into life all matter of interest was bestowed upon me.

Where have you been? When did you get back? The saw needs sharpening (Yes i know) If you love it it will love you - Strange, I like to keep the beast at arms length - Must be a Greek thing ...

Still despite the numerous interruptions from friends and neighbours, I managed to get a box of firewood together. This despite one chap on a motorbike insisting on shaking my hand, not easy to do when its holding a chainsaw. The strengthening wind moving the sawdust around the street, as i tried to gather it in one place.

I had just stowed the box and swept up, when there was a knock on the door. My learned friend from up in the hills, with a bag of lovely fresh lemons and a loan of a book - on the old days in Skiathos - More on that later ...

This afternoon two trips to the ring road for supplies, walking rather than driving. On the second trip returning with four huge beetroots, a bag of spinach and some creamy feta.

Tonight the 'mighty woodburner' played host oven to our jacket potatoes, they are amazing when cooked in the furnace. Soft interiors and crisped skin despite the double layer of tinfoil. A salad of wilted spinach with butter, Boiled beetroot and a sauce made with the boiling liquour with Balsamic vinegar, and warmed feta drizzled with Olive oil and oregano.

It tasted sublime, enough to turn you vegetarian - at least until tomorrow ...



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