More preparation in the cold and rain

leaf carpet

Yesterday was cold, grey day with the only colour coming from the fallen leaves in the back garden, and the aloes at the front.

aloes and "runny" roads

By last evening, we'd had 30-odd mm of rain in 36 hours. It was still raining when I woke up. The Husband measured a total of 46 by 8am this morning. We are also wondering if there will be snow on the mountains when that heavy cloud lifts. There are reports of snow from other not so far away places.

Winter lunch

patchwork pies

Patchwork chees and onion pies. Freshly baked for lunch, and piping hot to fend off the cold.

ready to go into the oven

These pies are the best way to use up leftover pastry that turn to rubber rock if one over works it. I promised @lizelle that next time I made them, I'd do before and after photos. Because I'm never sure how they'll hold together, I bake them in a pair of blue and white enamel plates.

fresh out of the oven

I guess one could serve them in those plates...

Then

More preparation for the McGregor Winter Fair | Makietie. This time at my desk.

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The menu and pricing. In addition to ensuring vegetarian and plantbased options, I'm collaborating with local potters so that everyone will have the option of buying and eating out of a beautiful bowl like these instead of polystyrene.

Paul's pretty bowls

These are some of the late Paul de Jongh's pretty bowls. Sadly, his widow has sold the pottery and is back in the village: packing up. She is generously allowing me to sell these as part of my offerings (like the soup, @coquicoin). Folk can also choose from two other potters' offerings and who have stalls adjacent to mine.

Even if the weather's cold - and it's threatening to be that - and windy and wet - there will be wine, hot food, undercover seating and warm hospitality.

Until next time, be well
Fiona
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa


Photo: Selma
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Hubby will love these cheese & onion pies - a really nice & easy dish for a cold winter's night, thank you for sharing the making of it Fiona!
I just love Paul de Jongh's pottery.
Busy busy lady with all the cooking & planning but everything will be worth it in the end, think I've said that before, but it really is true when it comes to hard work ;)

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Lovely blue pottery, serving/selling food in proper bowls made locally a wonderful idea supporting each other.

Your pies using excess pastry look simply delicious,yes the winter arrived and good to hear the rain doused the fires.

!LUV

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I can picture myself sitting in your backyard, sharing a few wines, a long chat, a lot of laughs, and an onion soup on one of those plates ;)
Maybe someday... after all, to dream costs nothing.🤗

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Exactly! Perhaps one day,but not in a wet winter!

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Ok, hehe. I'll keep that in mind ;) Have a great day 😊

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