Words fail to adequately describe the wonderful smell of freshly cooked bread. It is a cozy warm smell that wraps around one and infuses the senses with a double dose of domestic harmony – and an overwhelming desire to eat some!
I had that experience this morning when I bought a loaf of organic sourdough multi-grain bread that had not long been removed from the oven.
With a certain amount of will-power I managed to resist eating any of it until lunchtime, and then found it delicious and filling. Artisan bread is so different to commercially baked bread.
I bought the bread while checking out two organic shops that I had heard about, and also purchased lamb sausages and beef patties as well as a dozen free-range eggs.
The chickens are allowed to roam free on an organic farm, with their houses being moved each week to a fresh location. No colouring agents (to make the yolk yellow) are used – “What you get in our eggs is what the chickens make.” We will see tomorrow whether they pass the taste test or not.
Neither shop had a very impressive range of organic fruit and vegetables so I avoided purchasing any of them, but did find a small shaker of dried sea-lettuce and this lovely comb.
The comb handle is made from sustainable sandalwood and the comb teeth are made using ox horn. It has a very satisfying tactile feel and combs my long hair without any problems.
A quick visit to the local supermarket was needed to buy some fresh fruit and vegetables, and then back home before the rain arrived.
It is always a good feeling to get the shopping finished before the weather turns bad 😊