Don’t you just love summer holidays? Not! I’m only on day 3 and already on my knees. I don’t remember as a kid having such a fun filled agenda, my mum used to open the front door shoe us out and that was it for the rest of the day. Now I find myself busier than a party planner and getting paid diddly squat for it!
We have had a full on day, gymnastics followed by a picnic in the park but this afternoon we did something a bit different. We went to our local Pick your Own (not nose) and picked some strawberries and blackberries. I think they’ve missed a trick; they should really weigh the kids before and after and not the punnet as not many berries made it into the pots.
It was a lovely way to kill an hour! However, it dawned on me afterwards, ‘now what am I going to do with all this fruit?’ I’m no dab hand in the kitchen, a few people suggested making jam followed by scones. I nearly fell about laughing. Someone did suggest making wine with it and I was tempted. I already had a punnet of strawberries and raspberries in the fridge that were out of date, ready to be composted. My mate was going to make a crumble so I thought I’d give it a go as well.
It was really dead easy. I used the following recipe….
We had great fun! But now I know why I don’t bake just imagine we also made a trip to the shop especially for custard….
But her final words were….’I don’t like crumble!’
These kids don’t know they were born.