River Cottage and its plethora of TV shows and books have been around for a while. In the miasma of the last few years they sort-of passed me by. But, recently, I've become addicted - the food and the cooking encapsulate everything I was taught as a child by my English Grandparents, Aunt, and Father. All of whom had/have the dual aims in life to either be outside in the garden growing stuff, or inside in the kitchen cooking it. So, not surprisingly, River Cottage truly resonates with me.
I was watching River Cottage Everyday (Fruit) yesterday, and HFW made some sublime Strawberry Ice-blocks.
In our much neglected garden, the Strawberries have had a late summer burst of activity.
|Got 250g worth!!|
|Into the whizzer|
|This is a zoku|
It is utterly brilliant
Makes ice-blocks in about 5 minutes
|Home made strawberry ice-blocks|
She then turned around and ate a banana, at which point I fainted with delight.
And THEN she ate some frozen yoghurt drops. Well butter me up and call me a Sayo, its an Easter Miracle.
Yeah, it'll be back to white toast tomorrow, but for today I'm grabbing my glimmer of hope with both hands.