Tuesday, 7 July 2009

3 Siamese

I'm amazed at our two, Yin and Yang, who seem quite comfortable allowing our visitor (Shanti) to share the cool of the patio. He does have a family about 10 minutes walk away, but prefers to spend time in our garden. I tried not feeding him but he won't go home and doesn't stop shouting until I give him something.

I've harvested the first of the bell peppers and aubergines today and spent the morning chopping them up, with our own onions, tomatoes and garlic to make something with pasta. In previous years I've done a cheese lasagne with the veg. mix above.

Meanwhile, one of the freezers is bulging with apricots and plums and there are jars of plums in syrup for later in the year. Next big crop will be the black figs. I read that they're good with goats cheese and rocket. If anyone has favourite fig dessert recipes, I'd appreciate hearing about them.

Gonzalo and Mathilde next door have been supplying us with huge bags of French beans....simply delicious. And as a special treat, turkeys' eggs. I've had duck's and geese eggs but never turkey. They're slightly richer and larger than a hen's egg.


Rothschild Orchid said...

Yin and Yang are gorgeous, no wonder Shanti wants to hang out with them :o)

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Ah, so they have a feline friend now, sounds like they are having a great time together.

I don't think I ever had a turkey's egg either.

Recipe: stuff the figs with goats cheese, sprinkle a bit of fresh thyme over it and some freshly milled black pepper, wrap in thin slices of bacon, drizzle a bit of honey over it, pop in the oven for about 10 minutes and ...... buen provecho!

LadyLuz said...

Thanks you Rothschilds Orchid. Am entranced by your Tonkinese, Stilton.

Yolanda....cor, what a recipe. Sounds so delish, can't wait for the black figs. Shall try that and report back. Muchas gracias.

Music Food and Love said...

Your cats are lovely, and so is their neighbor friend!
You can try and dry some of the figs and later bake an almond, chocolate with figs cookies. In Algarve we have a lot of figs recipes, I'll try to get back at you in this one.

Celeste Maia said...

How nice to "meet" another resident from Spain. I live in Madrid, but am in Portugal for the summer. One boils in Madrid at this time. If you feel like it, come visit my part of the world. I started blogging only 3 months ago, so I'm still learning.
Loved the photos of your cats and their friend.
I have been to Cadiz, quite an interesting city, you must enjoy living there.
I came to your blog through Karin's blog. She is such an interesting person, so well read.

Celeste Maia said...

You do live a charming life. Very enviable, with a lovely slow rythm, the way it should be.