Saturday 8th August

I did one of my weekly shops to a certain supermarket (Lidl) and stocked up with the goods I find terrific value and quality.  I also bought some pink roses, two bunches for £4.00 – a no brainer really – this is them 24 hours later.

Will let you know how long they last so watch this space.   I am researching food ideas for another section of this website and I came across a recipe – Bon Appetit: Roasted Grapes Pavlova BitesI made it this morning and everyone raved about it.  It’s poached grapes in honey and to round it off sprinkle some black pepper on top. 


Poached grapes


It went down a treat with the guests who put it with their cereal, fruit and yogurt.  This is good to do if you have grapes and they are past their best.  I also think it would work in the place of quince jelly with cheese.  When I tried it for the first time and bit into the grape at 8am it was like a burst of warm wine on the pallet, which made me giggle!

I am doing a Sunday dinner tomorrow, one of my son’s has a friend over from the USA, he has asked for me to do something traditional so I have planned a menu as follows:

Smoked salmon with bread, lemon and/or homemade Mustard & Dill Sauce

Roast chicken with all the trimmings, i.e. sausages, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and various vegetables

For desert I am doing homemade clotted cream ice cream with wild blueberries and blackcurrant sauce and gooey meringues!

Oh and here is the Clotted Cream Ice Cream recipe… (LINK to EDS – Article)