Thursday is Kenilworth's market day. Since Clara is in Greece, I took advantage of her absence to buy a scotch egg for my tea. I had never eaten a scotch egg before, and Clara has always dismissed them as "gross." She's obviously never had a scotch egg from the Cotswold Pudding and Pie Company. A scotch egg (pictured at left) is a hard-boiled egg encased in sausage meat, rolled in bread crumbs, and deep-fried. Fortnum & Mason is often credited with having invented the scotch egg as a picnic food in the mid-eighteenth century. The one I had was delicious. And for dinner, I have pan-seared scallops on a bed of samphire grass—all from the fishmonger's—to look forward to.
Link: A scotch ostrich egg (with photographs).