Picked lots and lots of raspberries and loganberries from the canes in the garden this afternoon, they’re doing really well. Lots more to come yet.
So, you know what I’m going to say now don’t you! Yes, I made some raspberry ice cream! It thickened up so nicely in the fridge, where it was sat until I got round to fitting it in the freezer, that we had a little dish each, as a mousse, for pudding. Yummy
Raspberry Ice Cream or Mousse
Half tin of condensed milk, 50p
Punnet of fresh raspberries, Asda £1.50/200g
100g value yogurt, Asda 45p/500g, 9p
150ml double cream, Asda 85p/300ml, 42p
Total cost £2.51 serves 8, 31p a serving
Or use Asda £2/350g, frozen, out of the raspberry season
Beat the cream to stiff peaks. Now mix the half tin of condensed milk, the yogurt and whipped cream together. Mash the raspberries with a fork and mix those in too. Now just pile it into a box and put in the freezer for two or three hours and wait impatiently for it to freeze.
Alternatively, eat it just as it is as a mousse, it’s delicious.
My other half is very impatient and has discovered that a 20 second burst in the microwave gives the perfect texture, straight from the freezer.
Must stop making new flavours now, there’s no room left in the freezer!
Had to pop into town today, so I had a little look in a couple of favourite charity shops. I got loads of summer clothes for DGD. Two dresses, a skirt, a couple of pairs of shorts, two t-shirts and a little cardigan. Good job she loves pink, its not as if you can get anything else for little girls!
I also got a floor puzzle and some skittles for my great grandson, rising 3.
And I spotted a book I’ve been meaning to read for ages. The Secret Life of Bees. It’s had some great reviews, look forward to starting that one.
I went to see a live opera transmission from Covent Garden of Guillaume Tell, by Rossini, Sunday afternoon. I didn’t know the piece at all, other than the famous bit in the overture. Oh my, what wonderful, glorious music. I absolutely loved it. I did have rather a numb bum by the end of it, it’s flipping long. Over four hours! Too much sitting down that day!
And today too, I’ve been sat down for far too long watching some thrilling tennis from Wimbledon. I must prise myself of this sofa and walk round the block. I’ll do that when I’ve posted this. If I can bear to leave the Djokovic Anderson match that is. What a tussle!