Well the legs have now recovered – finally :-)
It was a bit incongruous really, watching someone running with the Torch on Wednesday while I was hobbling around – but it was great.
The town was packed and everyone seemed to be enjoying it. The sponsors’ trucks were a bit random but I loved the atmosphere, and all the Union Flags and streamers, and also the way the police on motorbikes with the convoy were joining in the fun; pretending to race the random-men-on-stilts and run them over, playing to the crowds. Police ususally seem to think they’re far too important for that sort of frivolity so it was really good to see.
As far as the second half of the post title goes, it’s all about my dad’s raspberry bushes, which have been going chicken oriental/Radio Rentals/any other Cockney rhyming slang for “mental” you care to mention. So of course, like the dutiful daughter I am, I’ve been helping him use them. Aren’t I great?!
First up, pancakes.
I hadn’t made these ground almond/raspberry pancakes since last summer and had forgotten how good they are. I added 3-4 drops of almond extract too, which made them even more stupendously delicious :-)
Also, a new one:
I cooked oats in almond milk and stirred in the fruit and a couple of drops of almond extract at the end. Really tasty and such a beautiful colour.
And of course this is always a winner:
My mum’s made raspberry jam and raspberry ice cream (both amazing) and they’re still going strong! I’m thinking a sorbet could be good – has anyone got any other good ideas for using raspberries?
Hope you’re having a great weekend :-)