We didn’t come back for the weather.  But we do love being back in London.  One of my favourite highlights is the fish stand at our local farmer’s market.  We have been every Saturday since our return.  Saturday nights in September have been marked by brown crab, lobster, rock oysters, cockles and scallops.  We’re becoming rather proficient shuckers.

The little green guys in the bottom of the photo?  Cobnuts.  The greengrocer told me they were fresh hazelnuts but I think that is wrong.  They are odd little guys in there.  After hammering them open, you find a bland creamy nut that tastes a lot like nothing… except that it has lovely aftertaste and leaves you wanting to eat another… and another.