Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Fields of Cold ( Meats and other Antipasti)

I popped into a local corner shop for a pint of milk and loaf of bread after dropping Jack off at his mate's house the other week. It doubles as the Village Post Office. It triples as the deli counter for the Best Restaurant in the North of England.

I waited in line behind a goat farmer who had just won Gold from some Big Cheeses for his Braffords Blue. I felt like Jamie Oliver meeting the producers. Very Penelope Keith.

I came away with milk, albeit from Jersey Cows, bread still warm out of the award-winning oven scented with rosemary and sprinkled with crunchy sea salt, a few Queen olives, marinated artichokes, rib-eye steak, an assortment of cheese and very little change from 40 quid.

It was all delicious, apart from the Norwegian Gjetost which tasted of caramel-flavoured candle wax. I doubt it's available in the States. It wouldn't get past the FDA unless it had a wick in it and 30 hours guaranteed burning time.
The olives, the largest and meatiest I have ever seen or eaten, are 50p each so I won't be treating every houseguest to them.
I've called into the deli a number of times as it is on my route home from work, if I take a particularly circuitous route, double back on myself once or twice and negotiate a few hairpin bends. I am now completely broke and shall have to resort to porridge for the rest of the month. You can be sure I'll be sucking on the olive stones though.


Blogger ziggi said...

mmmmmmmm olives I love 'em!
In fact ones stuffed with feta are very nice, also the ones in lemon and coriander, oh yes and the ones with almonds in and then there's the ones with garlic and . . .

. . .just off to the deli, be back soon . . .

Oh! send us a map!

8:27 pm  
Blogger Within Without said...

I'm disappointed we would not be treated to the olives at your abode.

Would we be permitted, too, to suck on the pits? And what happened to the steak?

And what kind of avatar is that?

1:34 am  
Blogger Joyce said...

But I love porriage as well. When shall I come?

4:53 am  
Blogger Dave said...

Porridge is very healthy.

Your clock is still wrong.

8:01 am  
Blogger Cream said...

I once went to the restaurant show in Earls Court and camped near the olive stand tasting most of the 100's of varieties on offer until I could eat no more!
Suck'em and see...

6:49 pm  
Blogger Tiger Nation said...

Next time i am racing through the highways and bye-ways of Lincs, you will have to point me in the right direction of said establishment of food heaven ?

8:37 am  
Blogger sally said...

50p per olive?! I don't blame you for not sharing.

Mmmmm...veery hungry. (tongue hanging out, drooling)

5:20 pm  

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