The weekend is here a chance to recoup and connect with my foodie drive. I’ve kept myself local today and this feels very much a decadence. Earthy the local foodie emporium. I look up to see the lollipop pop lady who serves the nearby primary school, I know she lives closer than I so I shouldn’t feel to guilty!
I’ve been to the butchers across the road, stewing lamb for a Rogan Josh (my Indian course on Tuesday) and pork chops for the Nigel dish I have planned for tea. The boys are out sporting and amazingly I’ve carved out the morning to myself.
Earthy is one of those places that’s had to grow and adapt as it got more and more popular and sits in my if you do things right people will pay and come bracket. It’s a ram shackled place off the beaten track so you would be forgiven for just walking by, maybe in a previous life a garage or warehouse from the 60’s. Open brick and steel girders, reclaimed wood for the counters, solid wood tables and benches should give you a feel for the place. The scones, the salads, the cakes, the quiches all look home made on the premises with a very relaxed wholesome and urban feel.
My wife always on the hunt for a good scone tipped me off that they were good here and today was my time to try (although I think I’ll be in trouble for trying without her!). The humble flour, raisin and butter concoction is taken to another level here with addition of pistachios, chopped into wedges the size just shy of a small builders brick was something to behold. It arrived warm …..enough said. The coffee brewed by the Italian style Electra was good not to strong I only wish I’d gone large to keep up with the pace of the scone.
I’d love to linger longer, it’s quiet today, to have another coffee and while the morning away. The home list is long and I promised I’d take care of lunch. The beauty of this place is that I can now pop upstairs and get a few extra things. I’m hoping to find a squash or pumpkin to roast. The kind that smacks of good wholesome growing, not the kind that are engineered for Halloween!
Links: Earthy Causewayside