Sunday, November 06, 2011

rose netsuke white beans

Posted by PicasaThe last rose of summer.

Nick the fishmonger who is a collector of netsuke, the little Japanese carvings, greets me in the supermarket. He produces from his pocket a small bag which he opens to reveal  a green dragon meticulously carved in wood. 

Coming home from a quick turn round The Grove we meet the two grown-up daughters of some friends. They have had  Sunday lunch with their parents and tell us about the neck of lamb caserole served with leeks and a  white bean and garlic purée, instead of mashed potatoes, which their parents cooked for them. The cold wind blows round our ears and makes us hungry.

My reply to Lucy Kempton's question: If you could would you go? has been posted with Lucy's approval and some of her suggested improvements on our Compasses blog.


marja-leena said...

Interesting that your comment came through just as I was reading your blog. Back again after breakfast to comment....

I wish I could see that fellow's netsuke collection - have you seen all of it? Photos, please, if possible?

Wonderful that you are still keeping up Compasses, and with another excellent episode.

Lucy said...

Still the thrill when 'Compasses' jumps to the top of the dashboard again!

herhimnbryn said...

It was hearing about your netsuke collecting fishmonger that got me interested in the carvings. Then I found the book, 'The Hare with Amber eyes' and it has become a favourite. So, thankyou.