Good Morning! Happy Tuesday!
A bit later in the day today...I had a lie-in.
I'm showing you a very comforting postcard today, especially comforting for those in the Northern hemisphere where it is cold and miserable. It is a card from my own collection that I have sent to someone. It is by a Russian artist who's name escapes me now. The card has been sent so I can't check. Sorry.
Coffee, chocolates,cakes and a cat are all comforting things don't you think?
I'm linking up with Elizabeth and Bluebeard at T for Tuesday. The link is here. Please join us with anything drink related.
Last week we went to the olive processing plant to buy olive pips to burn in our stove.
When olives get pressed after they are harvested, you get cold pressed olive oil (the best), what is left gets pressed again, and it gives normal olive oil. There is a further process that yields more oil but I think that is more low grade stuff (I don't know what they do with that) but you end up with crumb like pips that look like this:
It's very cheap and we buy it by the trailer load.
A guy with a tractor just scoops up a load and dumps it in our little trailer.
We pay by weight so car and trailer have to be weighed on the weigh bridge before and after.
We mix the pips with the almond shells so the almond burner burns more efficiently and longer. This lot will last us through the winter and into the next. They are only for sale at this time of year (after the harvest).
I feel I almost have to apologise for the blue sky and the sunshine. I am very much aware that there is much bad weather around at the moment. Sorry folks.
One more photo before I call it a day:
This is my kitchen in our holiday cave house (where I am at the moment). The rack and the mugs were all bought from Ikea (a few years ago). And at the moment I am enjoying a cup of chai tea with a dash of milk. Please share your drink with us. We'd love to see what you are drinking....
Happy T-day, have a good week,