Tuesday, 17 March 2009


Today I spent the day with Hebe at Beth Chatto's gardens in Elmstead Market in Essex. It was a beautiful day, warm and sunny, full of spring flowers - a perfect pallet. Leaving early for the long journey we skipped breakfast and happily brunched on a cozy picnic blanket. Hebe made a wonderful spread of mint, corriander and apricot bulgar wheat, potato salad with fresh dill and gerkhins and tiny cherry tomatoes bursting with flavour. She must have read my blog because she also made spicy lentil soup with lovely fresh rolls. A feast for a queen! I know she made it especially for me and I felt loved and valued and that I really matter to her!
It was bliss!

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