The Digey Food Room, St Ives, 24 Feb 2015
I had wandered nostalgically past it a few times already, but wanted to go there when the sky was just as blue as their sign. Today, at last, it was. Even bluer! (is that a word?)
Coming through the door of the Digey I felt as if my entire family were all right there with me. They know it well! But I walked in alone, breathing in the wonderful aromas that met me there. Ah, scones.
A menu lay unread on the table because I always know exactly what I will order. There is no other viable choice (although one sister did mention rather liking a photo of the gingerbread there. I will soon try it, and let her/you know!).
Josh, the best scone baker in Cornwall
Of course I ordered a scone and a pot of tea-for-one, and of course JOSH delivered it to my table!
"Are you Josh?" I queried, and identified myself as the SconeLady.
"Oh! I thought I recognized you," he said, smiling. Once again he submitted to being photographed, this time with the famous scone. Kindly man of few words, scone-baker extraordinaire, always willing to help out this wandering SconeLady.
If such a thing is even possible, the scone at the Digey Food Room today was even better than before. And it was a 10 ALREADY. I had promised you that I would use Josh's recipe soon and tell you how it had turned out. Alas! I have not yet done this.
I now admit that this neglect is mostly because the recipe was in the large quantities befitting a Food Room. I didn't feel up to all that division of grams and other odd metrics. And yet - perhaps when friend Rosie arrives next week, WE can use the recipe and let you know how it turns out. She can figure it out with me!
Besides these scone-ish delights, today I:
- enjoyed an apple-berry Cornish pasty for breakfast :-)
- walked 10 easy miles under a blue (if windy) sky
- began to be recognized and spoken to!
- was surrounded by four darling doggies wishing to share their love
- signed myself up as a 'temporary patient' with the National Health Service! (alert: the Brits do it best)
- fixed the Internet troubles :-) and...
- remembered that the Oscars had happened 2 days ago - without me!
But I don't think I really missed very much, do you? My heart just wasn't in it this time. Still, I would like to have seen what the ladies were wearing. Or not wearing, whatever the case may be.
See you along the way!
Barnoon Cemetery, St Ives 24 Feb 2015