Sunday, 12 September 2010

Thames River Festival

Smitonius:

Although I had to stop off at the local farmer's market first (because the mushroom season is in full swing... who could resist these? I bought some yellow chanterelles to add to a chicken caserole and some tasty field mushrooms).


We were on our way to the Thames River Festival, lured by the idea that Southwark Bridge had been made into the longest outdoor dining area. Although not a lot of crafting appears to be going on in this household, food remains - as you can see - a priority!

Not only were there tables on either side, with a delightful table cloth printed for the ocassion...

there were also stalls with information on composting, bees, cocoa beans, and how to milk cows... there was even a cow! And, of course, food stalls

One big surprise was the stall selling London wine - that is right! Urban Wine Company members grow vines within London and make their own rose... it was so surprisingly tasty, I simply had to have a couple of glasses to support 'localism' (any excuse!).

11 comments:

rachel said...

Well of course you had to support the local wine growers; it would have been disgraceful not to.....

elizabethm said...

Love the mushrooms. I keep wondering about having a go at foraging for mushrooms but I might well be too chicken! I bought a book but still wimped out!

mrs smith said...

What a grand day out! And I have mushroom envy! Beautiful pics!

Von said...

What fun!

Doc FTSE said...

You might be interested to see one of the Poetry Bus poems this week. It's based on "Jessamy", with Joan Baez and Donavon adding a backing. You'll find it here, the post on September 13th.

Lydia said...

How exciting to have your comment at my blog, and then to find here that Doc FTSE referred you (thank you Doc). I replied there that the poem is now dedicated to you, Jessamy. :)

Your blog is beautiful and I am at the moment craving any entree with mushrooms!

Marie said...

What incredibly exciting-looking mushrooms...

Molly said...

I'd read this already and thought I'd left a comment. Only in my forgetful head I guess! This reaffirms for me that I need to move back to the happenin' side of the Atlantic! But how to convince the OC?

Friko said...

Brilliant day out, food drink and the river.

Around My Kitchen Table said...

We have field mushrooms growing in the field next to our house. Delicious!

Kate on Clinton said...

You just made me realize why my local farmers' market, with its many varieties of heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins/gourds and apples, seemed so lacking. No mushrooms!