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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 12:04

Dove, Heart breaking when all your work in the garden gets battered like that one reason most of the plants up here are still in the greenhouse. My Wife used to make Cullen Skink with any veg in season as well as the fish potato and parsley so we often got leeks or anything growing fresh in the garden. It would be a family meal with hunks of fresh baked bread. Funny the meals we grew up with all those many years ago are still our favourite eating experiences.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:15

GWRS Only had fish soup in Frances??? now that raises a myriad of scenarios in my brain, have you got the pictures? Once had Skink in Whitby with local smoked Kipper added, lovely, we all have our own recipes

Still sunny although a cold breeze is now bending the bushes and has started the Central Heating away.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:45

Stockton sunshine and clear sky, I could get used to this.

G.D. Cullen near Elgin, the North East Coast, fish and even more fish, as many recipes as there is for Panacklety which was shown on Coutryfile Sunday, never had that anywhere but up here. Once had Cullen Skink in a posh Hotel in London and did not even recognise it as a fish soup, I asked who the Chef was and they said Bulgarian?? now that was dangerous. As I said many recipes, I have had it with Mashed potato instead of cubed or sliced but as long as the fish is real smoked Haddock and not that bright yellow dyed stuff it is Skink. Herbs vary with season and even had leeks in it, every household has its own recipe and most of them very good.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 13:25

Spoke too soon, we have had more weather in three hours than I thought possible. When my Cleaning Lady came in she said it is raining, the sun was shining into the room but she was right, then the wind got up it went dark. The sun was out shortly after and now it looks like dusk out there. Stockton seals have probably taken shelter in the band stand next to the rapids.

Not to worry I am full of my favourite soup, Cullen Skink, very tasty.


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Posted: 25/04/2017 at 09:42

Ladybird, our volumous vacillations, at times vacuous and vague as we valiantly answer the various vegetable vagaries without vegetating ourselves can only be a vehicle for the velcro fixing of queries. We hope our versatile versions from veterans help other non-vintage visitors to this forum. Our vocal vocabulary sometimes vociferous and at times volatile or even volcanic opinions are never vulgar. We hope they get the Questioners votes.

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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 09:14

Stockton is basking in its fifteen minutes of fame on Countryfile, the sun is shining brightly, a day to banish all sin. I would bet if I went the two miles to the Tees Barrage at Stockton the fat idle seals are on the bank browning their tummy's. Still quite warm.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 13:35

GWRS, it never went out of fashion up here, mind the girls are getting fussy, I have to wash my goat skins once a year whether they need it or not.

The sun is in and out like a yo-yo, I think some one up there is playing with the switch, definitely colder.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 09:33

I must be Psychic or should that be psychotic one or t'other who cares, I mention the Beautiful River Tees and low and behold we are on  Countryfile last night. Elly went from Upper Teasdale past High Force to swim in low force rapids. The Cameras followed down into Stockton and the Barrage that turned a tidal river into a fresh water lake. The fat seals in the downriver side who never go far as the fish swim into their mouths, the Canoe Slalom and water sports we now have. I think it is the first time BBC have been in Stockton since they had me wandering around Norton Green in 2005. Problem, now all those Southerners will be arriving to see what they are missing. No more wandering around in blue woad hiding our swords behind huge shields and dragging girls around by the hair, it will be jacket and tie worse luck.

Weather today dull and dour, rained overnight and much colder, will have to do my Pole Dancing for the Old Ladies Club indoors instead of on the Maypole on the village green.

Spoke too soon the sun has arrived so it will be the maypole after all.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 10:12

Stockton on the beautiful Tees appears to be in a rut of early sunshine followed by rain at tea time, it is warm with little breeze and the rain saves on watering.

The Rhododendron is still in glorious bloom, the Lilac starting to flower and the Peony's flying up, blue bells have been reduced in number and starting to bloom, lawns green and lush unlike some around here, in Wordsworth's words a mass of golden Dandelions, err I think that was it.


Last edited: 23 April 2017 10:13:40

Tea for two

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 12:42

Obelixx can only agree about Belgium Coffee, Joan and I often shot over the border to La Roche-en-Ardenne for a weekend. Loved the coffee cake and smoked meats also loved the fact that you got a plateful of food and not a little pyramid in the centre of a large plate. That area was one big History lesson to me, Joan was into the shops selling all her tapestry cottons and canvasses. What amazed me was being approached by  men saying my wife wishes to dance with you? It seemed they thought the English were all Strictly Dancers, never got any complaints. The Hotels knew how to make tea as well.


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