Our townhouse is located just off a lovely shopping strip which has a fantastic greengrocer where I buy my fresh fruit and vegies. It’s great, I never have to plan my meals in advance and I can just nip down the street if I haven’t got something that the recipe calls for.
There is also a wonderful store called Gewurzhaus that sells fresh spices. You can buy all sorts of amazing spices from all over the world in bulk or in tiny quantities for freshness. I certainly have noticed the difference in taste since I have been visiting this wonderful store!
A wonderful friend gave me a wire basket for my birthday a couple of years ago and initially I used it for cooking mags. Now I have turned it into my herb basket and I keep it stocked with basic herbs that I need for most of my favourite recipes.
All my wants and needs for pasta are at hand with Donnini’s Pasta shop where I can buy fresh pasta and sauces and cheese for the final touch.
Come 5 o’clock, Mr. E.N.L. is ready with a corkscrew (or these days sadly a lot of wine bottles are twisters) to pour me a glass of wine whilst we start to prepare our evening meal.
These days easy recipes for two feature, often using pasta, always fresh ingredients, sometimes with meats, poultry or fish or for an alternative we love to try out some vegan alternatives. Empty Nester Living has given us a new lease of life not only in our home but also in our eating.