We take it in turns to cook for the gang on our family holiday, but whatever day we end up cooking, cousin Ruth always cooks on Sunday, and she always does a most magnificent roast dinner.
This year there are twenty-two of us sitting down around the long table in the dining room at Duvale Priory, near Bampton in Devon. We are having roast pork (with crackling) roast chicken, apple sauce, gravy, onion sauce, roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings. Considering we come to the holiday property each year without knowing what the oven is like or whether it will work properly, Ruth is a marvel! her roast potatoes are crispy her puds are beautifully risen little marvels! Not content with producing perfect roast and accompaniments, Ruth gives us a lovely variety of perfectly cooked vegetables, broccoli, carrots, leeks… and more!
We all had spent a lovely day out and about working up an appetite we had met with our friends who live in Devon and gone first to a craft fair at a garden centre in the little village of Cove, and then to the nearby Knighthayes Court for refreshments and a stroll in the grounds.
Knightshayes Court glimpsed through trees beginning to come into leaf
Spring really seems to be on its way! Surely this must be a host of golden daffodils?
yes please!! Spring is good – more spring! 🙂
The nasty raw coldness has gone, so although it isn’t really warm, at least it’s not really cold either!