Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Four Hours in the Life of a Sausage

We went on a trip yesterday to Oswaldtwistle Mills, a Lancashire shopping complex.

About 3pm we went into Ye Olde Sausage Shop where the display included some described as Cumberland style. They couldn't call them true Cumberland sausages as they weren't actually being manufactured in Cumberland.

"But", we said, "They are in links. We want them in the round like proper Cumberlands."

"You want them round? I'll make you some then!" replied David the butcher. And so he did.

We got home about three hours later and unwrapped our purchase.

Just over half an hour later:

And before 7 o' clock struck all that was left was:

I should add that we don't eat sausages very often these days, as they don't fit into a general low-fat, low-sugar, low-salt healthy diet. But good quality sausages once in a while are fine for a treat. These were every bit as good as the ones we used to buy regularly from Jack Curvis.


  1. Cumberland Style!! It's a sacrelige!!

  2. Once upon a time I used to have to visit a factory that made the sausage skins. Didn't like the smell much!

  3. Oh, do not show this to my beloved. He can live on this stuff for a month, easily, and he's not supposed to eat them!

  4. on sunday I will visit my sister's village with a special guess...there we will eat fried sausage like this a lot I guess..:)

  5. I don't usually eat sausages myself, but your dinner looked yummy.

  6. Gone in 4 hours...but lesser considering travel time...I like how you presented the side dishes with them. =D