We have this rose tinted idea that when we live in Cornwall every aspect of our lives will be so much healthier.
But I have realised that in actual fact the tinting may not be that unrealistic.
When we were there for 10 days at the start of the month Y had decided that she didn’t want to eat any meat for the whole time we were there. She didn’t quite achieve that as we cooked a slow (super slow) roast leg of lamb for Lou and some of his friends the night before we left as a thank you to everyone for their help and support over the days. But other than that…
What we ate a lot of instead was haloumi. The funny rubbery Greek cheese is tremendously versatile and we had it in all sorts. This salad is a typical lunch that felt perfect when the sun shone, and was OK at other times stuffed into a pitta bread as a kebab, and we even tried roasting it on the barbecue. It doesn’t melt like normal cheese.
What I’d like to eat more of is lentils. If a restaurant offers a dish on a bed of lentils I will usually buy it as i love the little jewels, but I don’t know what to do with them if I just buy a bag of dried ones. The Merchant Gourmet ones are good though, you just pop them into the gravy of whatever you’re eating.
So maybe it’s jet possible that our diet may improve with our move west, although we must also consider that regular trips to the chip shop which has just changed hands are likely, and if The Square starts doing good pizzas….