Peach Melba (and variations on a theme)

The Peach Melba was created for the Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba in the 1890s by French chef Auguste Escoffier, at the Savoy Hotel in London. His first version of what became the Peach Melba was fresh peaches and vanilla icecream (including a swan carved out of ice). Several years later he changed this […]

Strawberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries in Elderflower Cordial

Strawberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries in Elderflower Cordial     Cut strawberries in half (or use whole strawberries). The raspberries were added from frozen as they stay together longer before breaking apart in the liquid. The blueberries are a nice addition, but their skins do not allow the elderflower cordial to soak into them. Add a […]

Summer Fruits Breakfast Bowl

    Most mornings Mum and I have a bowl of chopped fruit with various toppings.   On this particular summer morning we decided to keep to just Summer Fruits. The chopped fruits in the bowl included : Apricot Nectarine Plum Peach Strawberries Blueberries Raspberries (we picked ourselves)   Plus other fruit flavours of : […]

Raspberry Picking 2013

Raspberry pick Number 1 : the day before Christmas (the mad rush)   Mum’s alarm went off at 5.50 am. I didn’t hear a thing. Mum thought I would have and I am woken by her standing at my bedroom door saying “aren’t you coming raspberry picking?” I grabbed whatever clothes I could find in […]

Christmas Trifle 2013 Recipe

  On Christmas Day morning Mum and I prepared “The 2013 Trifle”.   2 packets of raspberry jelly, (made with ¾ cup less water than the directions stated, so it is not so watery) Sponge cake Raspberry jam Packet of vanilla custard Canned peaches Raspberries   For the topping : Whipped cream Chopped walnuts Grated […]