Hunkerdown Halloween

Hunkering down in town today. With gale force winds on the forecast it’s not a weekend to be exploring the hills. We’ve walked in with a few messages in mind.

For me it’s the ingredients that we don’t have readily available, the butchers and the whole foods store. We’ve recently subscribed to the guardian and so on waking I’m able to hit my favourite Saturday food section. This in order to broaden my skills and thinking in the kitchen. I use it as inspiration and a way to just say this is it, the choice whittled down to a few pages, what you going to make.

My favourite writers that brought me to the paper have long since moved, now it’s Rachel Roddy that brings me back. An ex pat living in Italy sharing homely recipes. Translating traditional Italian recipes, making them accessible with a writing style that inspires. A gnocchi made from semolina is on the menu tonight with a beef stew. Followed by an Almond based carrot cake.

Halloween this year is going to see me transition to a daily blogger, I’ve signed up to NanoPoblano2020.  Possibly failing at the first hurdle of day -1 as it’s supposed to be about the goal, a plan so to speak.  I have one in my head and the plan is to tackle this …… guessed it tomorrow.  My son is waiting for me patiently to watch the Mandalorian.


The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Eclectic Alli that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.


0 thoughts on “Hunkerdown Halloween”

  1. Good luck on your nano. If I had internet at home I might do it. That said I’m doing nanowrimo … 50k words in 30 days. Got to put at least one novel to bed, and maybe finish a couple of others from past nanowrimo. Playing catch up this year.

  2. I have to sadly confess that I have heard of NaNoWriMo but NanoPoblano2020 is new to me. I am going to look it up after our virtual coffee. Good luck with NaNo, I hope you share your progress when we have virtual coffee this month.

  3. Gale force winds here in Michigan, too! Our lakers are all hugging the shoreline.. Glad to have you along for Nano Poblano! I’m excited for November. Have a great week!

    1. Had to chase a seat cover round the garden this afternoon and the apples have all given in. November is looking exciting, will be along to say hello soon..

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