A Snack


You can’t beat a good old cornish pasty by the sea. Warm out of grease proof paper it’s a fine snack

I don’t eat meat, so although the traditional Cornish Pasty is meat and veg, mine was vegetarian. I ate this in the picturesque village of Mousehole at the southern tip of Cornwall, not far from Lands End. Years ago miners used to take these pasties down into the tin mines, they would have meat at one end and a desert like an apple filling at the other.

As a youngster I insulted a Cornish woman when she asked me if I’d ever tasted a proper pastie before. I told her of course as they were sold in every chip shop in London. I had to go around to her place the following day to taste a proper one and I must admit, they are nothing like the soggy excuse of the pasties I’d had before.

I have favorite snacks wherever I go, in Spain it’s Pedron Peppers, I’m over the moon you can buy them easily in the UK now. These little peppers are fried in olive oil and salt until they blacken and served as a tapas. Every now and again one of them is very hot and there is no telling which one, it’s a good idea to have a cold beer on the table!


I’d always rather savoury than sweet, I would always have a starter and a main that a pudding but some times I go all out and have the lot!





I just bet tomorrows daily prompt is diet!




Aromatic – DP


I halted at the Basil plants,

at the local store today.

One moment I was standing there,

then somewhere far away.

I was back in our small kitchen,

that basil’s with me too.

It’s so funny how the smell of it,

leads me straight to you.

The aroma of the kitchen stays,

reminds me of my youth.

Of the dishes you prepared with it,

homemade that’s the truth.

Bruschetta with ripe tomatoes,

oil with basil chopped on top.

The thick pesto, green and fragrant,

we had to eat the lot.

Sprinkled on the crispy pizzas,

dressing each and every dish.

For you to come back to the kitchen,

would be my only wish.

So I bought the aromatic plant,

and I put it up on the sill.

As I breath it in each morning,

I’ll pretend your with me still.


Response to the Daily Prompt word – Aromatic