I’ve been reading volume two of Nigel Slater’s Tender; delicious writing about delicious food…

Many a tree will fruit within a year or two of planting, and they are suited to a domestic garden – some take barely more space than a revolving washing line (and the blossom is prettier than your fanciest pair of smallest).
—Nigel Slater, Tender, Vol. 2

Last night I cooked the most delicious Sunday roast. A pork pot roast with pears and cider and a dash of maple syrup, served over a bed of mashed potato. It was abso-fantastically-lutely yummy. The meat was so, so tender, it just fell apart and melted in the mouth with gorgeous pear flavours. The recipe told me to cook it hot for only 50 minutes to an hour, but I think I may try it long and slow next time. Beautiful!