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More cake! July 14, 2011

Filed under: Food,Music — vintagehomespun @ 2:31 pm
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It’s so hot today and really not the day to be baking but here I am in the kitchen again as my only daughter requires a cake to take to camp tomorrow. She’s off to the Isles of Scilly for four days and I will miss her terribly. So today I don’t really mind being stuck in a hot kitchen as it means she will have her lemon syrup cake to take and share.

To make the process more bearable I dug out a couple of old fave cds, hits collections of The Doors and Johnny Cash, and had myself a little sing along, a bit of a bop. Just hearing the opening trumpet on ‘Ring of Fire’ makes me smile x



Everyone says hi. July 7, 2011

Filed under: Music — vintagehomespun @ 3:33 pm
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I heard this on the radio and it just sounded so good! I had forgotten I even had this on cd, never mind how great it is. After a quick rummage through the piles of cds there it was. So I spent this afternoon washing dishes, looking at the clouds from the kitchen window, listening to Heathen – a good day.

view from the kitchen window

And certainly a brighter day than yesterday when I spent a very soggy afternoon watching Son no.3 at his sports day. It is such a British thing to do – the children all had a super time running races, while the adults were huddled under umbrellas drinking tea.  Wonderful x


Sometimes I surprise myself! July 5, 2011

Filed under: Food — vintagehomespun @ 11:39 pm
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I suddenly remembered this afternoon that Son No.2 has cookery tomorrow and requires ingredients for a lemon and orange drizzle cake. So I scoured the shelves and found almost everything, and thought that a quick visit to our local deli would provide the rest. But no! I was able to find eggs, lemons, even ground almonds, but no lemon curd. So I tried the local shop but still nothing. Then I seemed to recall a recipe for lemon curd lurking in a cookery book – how difficult could it be…!

I used this recipe from Rachel Allen and it worked!!

lemon curd

lemon curd

One and a half jars of lemon curd  – sometimes I  surprise myself x


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