Today Becksie and Lizzie had one of those days that was just simply lovely!
They woke up after a lovely sleep and enjoyed some lovely walnut and raisin bread as toast. They then got dressed had a few lovely chats with their lovely neighbours and then drove through some lovely countryside in the lovely sunshine to meet some lovely new people, eat some lovely homemade food and were taken to a few lovely food shops. There is only one word to describe all this……. Lovely!
Now, today was in fact farmers market in Faringdon but as Becksie was off to meet a fellow lover of local food she decided not to go to the market and just see where the day took her – she is very very glad she did!
So who were these lovely people?
What was this lovely homemade food?
And…….. what was this lovely shops and what did we buy?
Well – the lovely people were the lovely Sandie of Jam Ring envy fame and as an unexpected bonus we got to also meet Archie one of the Chocolate Hot Cross Bun makers as he is a poorly bunny so was at home. Becksie and Sandie hit is off instantly and had a million things in common. Becksie and Lizzie firstly had a lovely cup of tea and ‘idiot biscuits’ (don’t worry we’ll get the recipe for you all) and then it was homemade soup (yummy), soda bread (an amazing market buy), awesome cheeses (Sandie obviously had done her blog reading homework as she knew all about Becksie’s cheese addiction) and cheese scones!
Now……………………. Becksie thought that on her trip to the WI college in December she had had the best scone out there but…… she was wrong Sandie takes the gold on these!! They literally melted in your mouth and unlike Becksie’s attempts did not taste of bicarbonate of soda! All this munched and it was on to puddings! Lizzie gobbled a massive bowl of homemade rice pud and Becksie had some AMAZING homemade meringues with lemon cream! Basically this lady can bake!
It was then out for a little walk and a trip to the most lovely shop that Becksie has been to in a very long time – lets just say it is on a par with Becksie’s favourite deli the lovely Hare in Woods!
Round the corner to another great little deli £6 spent and then back to Sandie’s for a cuppa whilst Lizzie napped. Off we went to pick Ian up and stopped at a lovely independent grocers to buy a few more bits of fruit and vegetables and some Fairtrade Coffee (did you know it currently Fairtrade Fornight – you should head over to this most excellent website). Just a little over £12 spent in here bringing this weeks total spends to £40.95 meaning a saving of £9.05 not bad at all.
And……….. what was for tea? Well…….. at the Deli we got some lovely ham so we decided to have ham, egg, homemade chips and a little treat of baked beans!