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Daily Archives: July 19, 2013

Hanging Basket, Strawberries and Shortcake

1   Driving home today, I was stopped at the lights and just managed to get this photo of the hanging basket at the junction. The town is full of these baskets this year and they are really beautiful.

Hanging basket

Hanging basket

2   We went to a local farm today and picked strawberries and raspberries and I spent the afternoon making Strawberry Freezer Jam (no cooking required) and prepared Strawberry jam which will need boiling tomorrow. The freezer jam is the best ever! Because it isn’t cooked, it tastes really fresh and keeps for ages in the freezer. It’s good on scones with cream, on ice-cream or swirled into ice-cream and is perfect in a Victoria sponge!  I would make only that kind of jam but there isn’t room in the freezer!

Strawberry freezer jam

Strawberry freezer jam

3   I also made a delicious Strawberry shortcake to take to a barbecue this evening using my Mum’s failsafe recipe. It pleases me enormously to make things in the way my Mum did.

Strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake

 

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