How to make ice-cream

You won’t believe how easy it is to make home-made ice-cream.  I’ve made this a handful of times when entertaining and it takes less than 5 minutes to prep and I always get compliments on it.  If you don’t fancy lemon curd you could use brandy, strawberries, chocolate or whatever takes your fancy.

Someone also suggested crumpling some meringues into it before freezing!

The exact recipe can be found on the BBC – Food Recipes

Ice Skating in the UK

I know that the English are weird with their pickled eggs, eggy bread and squash but who in their right mind would design an ice skating rink that resembles a giant plastic cutting board and then strap a couple of butter knives on their feet!  We all know that plastic cutting boards can dull knives.

The thing is I can skate, not brilliantly, but I can.    I started when I was 3 and at one point my mother was the President of the Ice Skating Club.  That is me on the left.

However, when I took my daughter skating this morning I could barely stand up let alone do a few strokes and heaven forbid a Camel Spin or a Double Salchow, which at my age would’ve been a bad idea anyhow.  The skates were dull and I looked like a duck walking on a frozen pond.  Luckily, I could feign the doting parent and propped myself (safely) up against the edge to take this video.