First things first.
Thank you for all the lovely comments you left about my baby blankets. I'm sorry I've not had a chance to reply but it has been devilish busy at work this last couple of weeks with lots of early starts and late finishes, occasionally not getting back through the front door until past eight in the evening.
Last month I made a Gary Rhodes desert and Penny from The Homemade Heart mentioned a Gary Rhodes recipe she uses to make Lemon Posset. I've never made this desert so eagerly looked through my Gary Rhodes books to see if I had it. Of course it was the one recipe that wasn't in any of the three Gary Rhodes books that I own. Not to be deterred I went on good old google and up popped a recipe for Lemon Posset by James Martin. His recipe also includes a recipe for lemon shortbread to accompany the desert. So I set about making this lovely summery desert and just as Penny had said it was a simple recipe and smelled delicious but as they say the proof is in the pudding.
Sometimes by early evening and the tide is in the winds can get up across the fens and by early evening it can get a little too breezy to eat al fresco but not yesterday.
So just to show you Penny Lemon Posset with lemon shortbread and yes it tasted just as delicious as you said it would.
Now I will let you into a little secret here.
Number 3 son can be a little picky with new foods but will at least taste if in the right mood, (anyone would think I was trying to poison him).
We had been sitting in the garden most of the afternoon when he appeared and inquired 'what is the lemony thing in the fridge'. I explained it was desert for mum and dad and that he had his usual favourite. I didn't pay any attention to it at the time until I bought the deserts out
and as you can see there is a little finger mark in the middle of one of them.
It did make me smile.
I returned to the table and this time I inquired 'how did you know the deserts were lemon' he looked at me and said 'I smelt it' 'oh' I said 'so the these little finger marks don't belong to you then' to which he replied 'well you always tell me it's good to try new things'. Needless to say he decided he would stick with his usual preference of desert a yogurt whilst D and I enjoyed our Lemon Posset very much even with the addition of a finger mark or two in mine. So thanks Penny for the recommendation and it will definitely be something I make again.
Meanwhile what has been happening around The Willows!
|'Every man's island, Jean Louise, every man's watchman, is his conscience.'|
Well unless you have been down a deep well this last week you will of heard all the hype around the release of the Harper Lee novel Go Set a Watchman . I read 'To Kill a Mockingbird' at school and again last year as part of my return to school reads. It remains one of my all time favourites and I was in too minds whether to read it again before the release of 'Go Set a Watchman'.
I got home on Tuesday evening and there as promised was my copy sitting waiting for me as promised by Amazon.
I have been very good and finished the book I was reading at the time
Still Alice which is another brilliant novel by Lisa Genova and has also been made into a film starring Julianne Moore. A definite recommendation if you are off on your hols.
But I digress
I started Go Set a Watchman on Friday and so far it has been every bit as good as I thought it would be. This novel is about Jean Louise (Scout) as an adult and the changes that have come about over the years since we first met Atticus and his family in to Kill a Mockingbird. You are introduced to a lot of the original characters such as Henry Clinton and Aunt Alexandra. I now just have the last 100 pages to go so I'm hoping mother nature will be kind and blow the clouds that seem to be looming outside this morning away and let the sun come out so that I can sit in my garden and loose myself in my reading.
Speaking of the garden we have been having lots of bumble visiting the flowers gathering their nectar.
I love watching them buzzing around and they do seem to have taken quite a fancy to the passionflowers this year.
And not forgetting my other love.
The flutterbies (as my eldest used to call them) are back for another summer of feeding on the Buddleia I could sit and watch them all day.
Right time for a cuppa
Have a lovely week one & all and never fear even if I don't get the opportunity to comment I will be keeping a close eye on what you are all getting up to.