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 […]

Impromptu Christmas Work Gathering

Last week my workmates and I received an impromptu Christmas invitation to an evening of champagne and strawberries at the home of an ex-workmate, and wonderful friend (GS and her husband S). The text was “Champs and strawberries…can anyone come?” You betcha, we were all there! And it turned out to be a delightful gathering […]