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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 07:02

Morning all! 

For some FOOLISH reason I decided to be arty with my trifle. It's in individual portions (more to do with my being a special kind of lazy and HATING having to "be mother" and serve it up so it's much easier to do it like this and I decided to set the jelly and fruit at an angle.

Of course I had used the straight glasses so that I could simply cut the cake base (between jelly and custard) to match the rim; push fit sorted nice clean display and everyone will be happy.

But that won't work with my all fancy ideas! Why do I make things complicated? It's bad enough having to make the cake for what it meant to be a "simple" dessert.

The weather is currently looking lovely; I am going to ignore the time honoured fashion of not having your washing out on display when guests arrive (his lordships family who I am sure will have seen his pants on the line many times before) by making the most of it!

Keep safe and have fun everyone.

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 06:50

Enjoy the day DD!!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 16:54

His lordships birthday here; we've collected his new car, had lunch at Ikea (I know how to spoil a man!) and brought a few items that of course had to squeeze into my little car rather than risk his!

Now I'm just drumming up the energy to make the cherry ice cream, trifle, and birthday cake for tomorrow's BBC. 

Oh and tidy the house.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 21:20

Chocolate is still sealed. I'm being very well behaved.

Pears on apple tree!

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 21:19

Has a graft ever been made in these trees? Because that is definately pear on a pear tree.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:25

I have just gotten home from an AWESOME assisted living complex. The eldest was 99 and youngest in their 70s. 

One of the ladies insisted I took home some chocolates: after the week I've had the sheer idea of someone wanting to reward me for just being had a most wibbly wobbly feeling.

I can't promise they'll last the night.

Elephant Garlic

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 19:16

I've just harvested my elephant garlic  and it has separated fine. 


I was told by a friend to put my garlic in pots over winter to help keep them drained AND to expose the bulb to more cold / frost. (We've had an extordinarily mild winter).

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 06:55
fidgetbones says:

My freezer is currently full and still loads of raspberries, so I took my friend three pound. I ended up having to wash and bag them for her freezer. Having complained that I was lucky in having them for free, instead of 2 quid a punnet, she then complained there was too many.

Last edited: 05 July 2017 23:08:14

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 Oh Fidget how rude! I'd gladly take any free fruit without grumbling especially raspberries as my garden is lacking. I love nipping into the freezer in the darkest of winter and pulling out some summer sunshine.

Another big meeting today then four days off.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 17:45

Thank you for the cake Fairy!!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 17:44

Climbing into the car and I realised my Teddy Bear companion and I appear to have coordinated our clothes today.

Just in case anyone needed a giggle!

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