Thursday, 12 May 2011

Weeds.

Hermie has been enjoying the mild weather in his pen outside in Richard's garden, especially due to the fact that there are so many weeds in the garden.  He doesn't like weeds in general, at least, not Belgian ones, but Hermie appears to love the weeds here.  This may have something to do with the fact that I cannot find chicory, his favourite vegetable, anywhere.  True, I have yet to look in Sainsburys and Waitrose, but how on earth can the Brits live without one of Belgium's national dishes, chicon au gratin or chicon caramilis√©?

Not being able to buy chicory here is a bit of a shock, especially as you can buy strange, Chinese mushrooms, yams and many other exotic vegetables.  Chicory is a simple, root vegetable, lovely in salads or cooked slowly with a little brown sugar.  It is also Hermie's favourite snack and the man in Tescos is getting a little fed up each time we go there as without fail, I'll ask him if they stock any chicory.  Torts in England have no idea what they are missing out on in this rather backward country.

Waitrose and Sainsburys are next on the list.

10 comments:

Richard said...

Tortoises eat weeds, they don't go to Waitrose as a rule. Knowing that there was going to be livestock on the pasture, I allowed the weeds to grow. Mind you, he's being a bit slack keeping them down.

WrathofDawn said...

I don't think can get it here either. Maybe it's an island in the North Atlantic thing.

wv - ergooli. sounds like a cricket term.

a said...

Move south. We lucky Brightonians can pick up lovely organic chicory at the flick of a finger. Nice to have you back, btw…

Guyana-Gyal said...

I bet Hermie would like curry chicken. All the turtles and parrots here like it, shameless creatures.

You don't have problems finding curry there, do you?

Sharon J said...

Sainsbury's sell it. £1 for two. Not sure that you'll get it at the small one on Nanny Rd but the one in Nantwich has it :)

Mr. Nighttime said...

Harumph! You move and not say anything to me? More Harumph! I'm not on your nice people list? Harumph Harumph!

Mr. Nighttime said...

...and I mean about the blog moving, not you. I already knew that...

lom said...

Hi Zoe,
It's lovely to see you back, and here in England. Here's to a new life, (I am waving a glass around, perhaps I should have drunk what was in it first)!

Zoe said...

MrN - you are on my list of nice people. Sorry I didn't tell you though..... :~:

Lovely to see you here lom - do share that drink;)

Bulldog said...

Hmmmm . . . You move to England from Belgium, I move from the U.S. to Italy. At least both of these places drive on the right side of the road.

I followed you for quite a while, then during (and after) the move to Italy, I lost track. I think I'll hang around a while, if you don't mind.

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