Last year's chard is in leaf again though with little enthusiasm.
"I know what I wanted to tell you," says Peter as we pass in the street. "You know a bull in in a china-shop. The French have an elephant."
One chicken. Three meals. We finish with a broth from the stock with small cubes of meat to which leeks and pearl barley are added. Almost cock-a-leekie. I should have garnished it with some chopped prunes to complete the picture.