Saturday, 13 February 2016

Out for lunch.

The farmer has gone walking with the Wensleydale Society today.  He had hardly left the house when there was a snowstorm which lasted an hour, but didn't settle.

W and I decided to go to Masham, about ten miles away, to a cafe called Johnny Baghdad's.    Although only small it was packed and the smells emanating from the door were delicious.

They serve a variety of Middle Easter food with overtones of European and Far Eastern touches.   W had Thai cakes with chick peas, salsa and salad and I had Spanish omelette with black olives and salad, also served with a salsa.   The food was delicious and very cheap( £15 for the two of us) and heavily laced with garlic as the farmer discovered the moment he came back through the kitchen door after his walk.

By the time we got to Masham the sun was shining and it was a pleasant, tho' cold day.   But as the seats in W's fourtrack are heated it was beautifully warm in there.

Now we are both home, Tess has been taken for her walk and the farmer is lighting the wood burner.   A snug, cosy night is called for, garlic or no garlic.

18 comments:

Maria said...

If you have high blood pressure, garlic will keep it down. Garlic will keep the flu away from you ...unfortunately, keeps people at a distance too. Greetings Maria

Liz said...

We always try and visit Johnny Baghdad's for a coffee and their delicious custard Danish pastries. Unfortunately, we can only go there two or three times a year when we go through Masham either to or from our holidays in Swaledale or Wensleydale, it is always busy. Hope that you don't get too much more snow1

Mac n' Janet said...

It all sounds good. I'm one of those people who think you can never have too much garlic. By the way, i will post the recipe for the Corn Chowder with chicken and bacon.

donna baker said...

Sounds like a good day, minus the cold and snow. Farmer was probably jealous about not getting to eat that delicious meal.

Elizabeth said...

What an interesting sounding restaurant!
Also what changeable weather you seem to be having.
The coldest weekend of the year here - going to be 2F tonight which apparently is -17C
warm greetings from NYC!

Bovey Belle said...

Garlic is so good for you - my husband HATES it, and I love it, so we have to agree to differ and he threatens to wear a peg on his nose!! Sounds like a tasty meal anyway, and I'm glad the snow didn't settle.

Gwil W said...

Ah ha, I see you've started with your knee diet. Hope it goes well. :)

angryparsnip said...

Even with the snow it seems you both had a lovely day.

cheers, parsnip

Joanne Noragon said...

The girls and I are on our own today, and are thinking of all our options for supper....out.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Liz - when next you come on holiday to Wensleydale or Swaledale please call in here for coffee - let me know via my blog a week or two in advance.

John Gray said...

Garlic breath! Nosnogging for you tommorrow pat

Coppa's girl said...

Agree with Mac'n'Janet - you can never have too much garlic.

Wilma said...

Both of the lunches sound wonderful. Glad the snow didn't stick.

Rachel said...

John beat me to it.

Heather said...

Garlic will ward off colds and other ailments so it is good stuff, even if the aroma is not to everyone's liking! That sounds like an excellent way to spend a winter Saturday.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

The Wensleydale society sounds like my kind of society. Or at least it would be if it was about cheese.

The Cranky said...

Thankfully, my Skinny One likes garlic as well as I do so snogging is still on. Sounds like a perfectly lovely day, despite snow and cold.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Unfortunately Simon the Society is not about cheese! They have one walk a month (well actually two both on the same day - one short, about eight miles, and one long, about ten.)In the Winter they have one talk a month too.

The farmer has protested loud and long about the garlic. I must say that it is so strong that I can smell it myself!

Thanks for popping over.