After a balmy break from the cold yesterday, the landscape was scoured by wind all day today. At times there was driving snow outside the window, but this wasn’t from the clouds above; the wind was so strong it was whipping the snow from the ground and driving it across the fields.
I was happy to potter around the kitchen in the morning, roasting cauliflower with leeks and potatoes to add to a squash-based soup (the squash, from my garden, was pre-roasted yesterday), and baking a large batch of banana bread with the many overripe bananas in the fruit bowl. (Speaking of cauliflower, I’m keen to try the mashed potatoes with hidden roasted cauliflower from My Sister’s Pantry.)
One of the mini loaves was sprinkled with chocolate chips (for the teenager here) and one was chock-full of dates and walnuts (for the grown-ups). Youngest son favours the plain variety.
It was the kind of day where I was glad to be inside, looking out, especially after a bracing walk with the dog (no, I didn’t take my camera this time!). And now that we’re plunging back down into deep cold again, I think we’ll be happy to burrow inside for a few more days.