How are you all?
Are you excited?
Another season has left us and we are embracing a lovely new one....
....well in theory that's how it goes!
In truth and in reality we are actually still battoning down the hatches, wearing our thick bobble hats and sipping hot chocolate when we should be basking in the gentle sunshine.
I must admit that despite the coldness and grumbly clouds I do still love this time of year really.
I know 'Ol Blighty can be very unpredictable and provide us with torrents instead of
gentle dribbly showers to cool us down but us true Brits always soldier on don't we!
Summer always makes me think of times gone by as I love watching all the different coloured blooms appear in my garden day by day and absolutely adore the short season for picking peas, strawberries, summer fruits, and so much more....
Every summer I love filling my home with my homemade edible creations using homegrown delights just as my Nans would've done...
Jams, curds and jellies
Ice-creams, fools and stewed fruits
herb butters, flavoured oils and BBQ spice rubs
There is nothing more exciting than getting out all my books and deciding on which recipe I'm going to be using again or maybe an old favourite that comes out every year.
Sadly the weather is howling like crazy outside while I write this and living in the Cambs Fens always makes things seem much worse....
The Fen winds whip across the flat lands creating eerie sounds which is certainly not what summer should be like!
But don't worry I'm undeterred....
my list has a gorgeous array of delicious delights so I will be ready for lazy summery days !
Fingers crossed the sun will return very soon and we can all enjoy some free Vitamin D, summer smiles and happy lazy times...
In the meantime a girl can dream :)
Happy Summer folks!!!
x x x