Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Fruits of our labour.

As you might know, we have two lovely cats here at home. We're really lucky to have great friends to help look after them whilst we're away. And, of course, we're really happy to reciprocate.

One of the advantages comes when your friend also has a small raspberry plot and you happen to be feeding their cat at harvest time! Every day, we've had at least one pot of raspberries to devour - sometimes they haven't even made it home as we've stuffed our faces on the way back!

And with the raspberries that we haven't scoffed, we've made some lovely things: Raspberry Puffs, some cordial and even a spot of gin!

I'll tell you about the cordial and gin later, but here's how to make a Pinwheel Puff:-

Raspberry Pinwheel Puffs

These are super simple...

Preheat the oven to 200oC.

Take one pack of ready rolled puff pastry, cut into squares. Cut from each corner towards the centre, but don't cut all the way through. 

Place a small dollop of jam and top up with a few raspberries.

Fold 4 of the triangles into the centre.

Brush with beaten egg or milk, then place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until browned.

Charlotte's Pinwheel Puff

Leave to cool and then enjoy with a nice cup of tea!

More soon....


Monday, 12 June 2017

In praise of ordinary.

Oh my, it's been a long time since I last blogged. It's not that I haven't had anything to say; I write plenty of posts and tell lots of stories - most of them, though, seem to stay in my head. 

I suppose I've struggled a bit to believe that you're interested in what I have to say... maybe it's a crisis of confidence, maybe it's that everything seems so, well, so very ordinary. 

And yet, what I've realised is that my ordinary is most likely quite different to yours. The things I consider to be 'ordinary' and 'normal' might seem extraordinary and quite unusual to you. 

So, be prepared for new - and ordinary - posts from now on....

My newly set up computer space. Very ordinary!

Have a lovely day! x