But now the time has come to laze in the park with a punnet of luscious strawberries, or lounge away an evening on the sofa dipping them into a tub of creme fraiche or more indulgently some clotted cream. Happy days. Long live the summer.
|Roddas Clotted Cream, homemade chocolate brownie and |
truly British strawberries - heaven!
Boozy summer dessert
Add two shot glasses of Pimms to a bowl of strawberries. Pop in some mint leaves and a tablespoon of sugar and give a gentle stir together. Leave to mull for a couple of hours at room temp before serving.
|Serving suggestion: eat in the sunshine!|
Classy Cherries at Harrods
During my recent work experience at delicious. magazine and Waitrose Kitchen magazine, I had a wide range of different tasks: from photocopying (no making tea though surprisingly!) to writing actual copy!
One of the things that I will remember for a long time is that finding food for a magazine to cook and photograph is not always as simple as it sounds. Magazines are produced several months in advance so sometimes the food of choice is not in season. "How can this be a problem?"... I hear you cry, "In an age where food is imported and exported to all corners of the globe?"
Well cherries, peaches and apricots were nowhere to be in seen in London at the beginning of April. Trust me, my stylish yet affordable boots if they could, would tell you they feel like they've walked the entire length of London! Harrods at one point I hear were asking £350/kg! How ridiculous, that's about £9 per cherry! However, last year they were half the price and flew off the shelves and there were harsh words between the Knightsbridge store and Tesco.
|A month later and Tesco are slashing their fruit prices|
|Nothing can top greengrocers on holiday!|