The evening sunset was stunning, its warm glow a hot orange just like the tops of my floats.
The tide flowed in like a pool of mercury its mirror finish reflecting the sky and riverbank so perfectly. The only thing missing was a float trotting by.
The tide was high, had the Mall wall not been there it was a flood tide. I had not witnessed the tide so high around the base of Hammersmith Bridge for a long time.
With so much orange and red in the sky it reminded me of a late drive of partridge. Having detailed about red-legged partridge in an earlier post it prompted me to look for some at the local farmers market where I help out now and again.
I will be cooking some partridge tomorrow, these were kindly given to me today by Chris from Winterbourne Game who has a stand at Barnes farmers market. It’s that time of year to cook some hearty meals as the nights draw in. I’ll post up some recipes over the next few weeks. In the meantime Nigel Slater has a few good recipes http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/dec/04/nigel-slater-sunday-roast-pheasant, one of my own favourite recipes is partridge with pears in cognac, served with parsnip chips and red cabbage.