Usually around this time, Song Yi still wouldn’t be up yet. As his disciple who had spent quite a lot of time in the Song residence, Su Tang more or less knew when he slept and woke, which was why she came over so early to make breakfast before he got up.
Hearing Su Tang’s words, Pengmo felt so moved he almost wanted to cry. He said, “It’s so good that the young miss is finally back. This small one will definitely help the young miss however I can.”
Now that the young miss was finally back, they could finally start eating food fit for humans again. Just thinking about it caused Pengmo to feel overjoyed.
Su Tang took out the red dates and milk she had specially brought over and, at the same time, asked Pengmo to wash the rice. After that, she quickly whipped up some of her usual red jujube milk porridge in a big pot. At the same time, she prepared another pot to cook some other dishes.
She had brought some green cabbage that was freshly plucked from her space, as well as some fresh and crisp minced garlic, along with some eggs and some leeks.
It was still winter and at least a few weeks before the beginning of spring, so such vibrant green colors looked very gratifying. When Pengmo saw, he couldn’t help but comment, “The green vegetables brought back by the young miss this time are really good. It must have been hard to buy during this time of year.”
“I just happened to see these while I was in the County Seat. Since it’s rare to eat fresh vegetables during this time of year I specially bought some to bring back. Of course, in a little while longer, there will be wild vegetables on the mountain again, and those will taste even better.” In the past, Su Tang wouldn’t ever take out fresh ingredients from her space that were obviously out of season like this.
However, after her trip to the County Seat, she had discovered that there were people using primitive greenhouses to grow vegetables even during the winter. Since Pengmo and Song Yi were from the capital, they were probably also familiar with these types of greenhouses, so this time she could use the excuse that she had bought them during her trip to the County Seat to add some fresh vegetables to Song Yi’s meal.
“Green vegetables are always a rare commodity during the winter since they can’t be grown in abundance. However, these vegetables that the young miss bought this time are really remarkable, almost as good as vegetables grown during the spring or summer. How rare.”
Before coming here, Pengmo had been following Song Yi back in the capital, which was the richest economic center in the country, so what good things had he not seen? Even though people in Qinghe Town might think having green vegetables in the winter was impossible, in the capital it wasn’t something rare, it was just a bit more expensive.
However, the taste of vegetables grown in warm rooms was generally not as good as vegetables grown naturally outside. But for some reason the vegetables Su Tang had brought out today were obviously in great condition, maybe even better than vegetables grown in the normal season, so Pengmo couldn’t help but comment.
“En, they looked very good to me too. However, the vendor told me they only had a few plants like this. Today, I’ll use them to show master my filial piety.” As she finished her cooking, Su Tang replied with a smile. At the same time, Pengmo turned and went to prepare all the utensils and such to set the table.
Just then, a familiar voice boomed over: “Unworthy disciple, how dare you speak of filial piety after shamelessly disappearing for so many days?”
It turned out that Song Yi had already woke up! Shortly after waking up, he had caught an appetizing scent wafting out from the kitchen and heard muffled voices from inside. Without even thinking about it, he immediately understood that his unworthy disciple had returned. However, just as he finished putting his clothes on and came out of his room, he happened to hear Su Tang talking about filial piety, which made him so angry his beard twitched.
The grievance in his tone was quite obvious, but Su Tang pretended she didn’t hear it at all and saluted him as normal, “This disciple hasn’t met master for a few days now, but the master’s elegant demeanor is still the same.”
“Back then didn’t you tell me you would be gone for three days at the most? So how did it end up taking four days for you to get back?” Song Yi didn’t pay any attention to Su Tang’s nonsense. He couldn’t be bothered to follow this little fox’s twisty thoughts and instead jumped directly to the main point.
“Well, I came across a small matter while buying two of the farms and was delayed by one more day. However, this disciple knew that the master was thinking about her, so she especially came to cook breakfast for you early this morning. These fresh cabbages, leeks, and red jujube’s with fragrant flavor were all bought with some difficulty in the County Seat. Master, please come and eat while the dishes are still hot.”
Su Tang knew that Song Yi was actually just worried about her and smiled sweetly. But at the same time, she was worried Song Yi would want to continue this topic, so she quickly brought out these delicious foods and some flattery to smooth things over.
However, no matter what kind of tricks a little fox might play, they would never be able escape the eyes of an old fox. Song Yi naturally understood what this little girl was trying to do, but for the sake of the fact that the little fox had come over so early in the morning to make peace, he decided to forgive her this once.
He would never admit that he missed the cooking skills of this little disciple of his very much! After all, whenever Pengmo tried to cook, whatever came out was barely qualified as pig slop!
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