Food for the body and food for the soul….

I spent a most enjoyable day on Saturday at a vegetarian cooking course run by  I met my friend Emily there and we cooked 4 different dishes with a winter vegetable theme – stuffed onions, butternut squash and bean stew, kale potato cakes and a winter vegetable salad.  There were 6 others in the groups and they all cooked 4 dishes and at the end we had a feast.  My favourite dish was the sweet potato tart which was very much like a pumpkin pie… Finally a pumpkin pie substitute to be proud of.  The Moroccan red cabbage was also really good.  The instructor was very engaging and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed.  We got to take samples home which was a nice little bonus.  We are planning on going again and taking our respective other halves to join in the festivities.  I know for sure Paul would love the selection and sheer volume of the food available to try!

On Sunday we started our preparations for a 23.5 mile long distance walk we are doing in Kendal January.  Our mileage on Sunday was only 11 but I know I’ve done something today so lots of training to do, I think!  We went with Denis from work who navigated and bought us ice cream. J He is much more used to walking long distances than us….  We walked in North Wales near to Moel Famau and along Offa’s Dyke.  The view from “Pot Hole Crag” was rather special particularly as by then the rain showers had stopped and the sky had cleared.  As Grandpa would say, “Food for the Soul”.  Here we are at the top:

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It’s a bit of a funny week this week for one reason or another….  I’m looking forward to seeing Robert on Wednesday night for dinner and to play his piano (in preparation for my exam)!  I’m also off work on Friday for a walk out to Hilbre Island with some colleagues from work.  Stella will be most pleased. 😉