On Saturday we celebrated Ben's birthday by heading out in the rain & cold (so much for a summer birthday!) to brave the crowds at the amazing Borough Markets. We ate cheese sandwiches, drank gooooood coffee and came home with a bottle of Blackwoods Gin, Sipsmith Summer Cup and 4 punnets of British Rasberries (among other goodies).
Here are some pictures from cooking fun times in our tiny kitchen. I want to say that I was actually involved in making all of these delicious things but to be completely honest Ben did pretty much all of the work while I took photos and generally got in the way!
|Elderflowers smell amazing, but really only after they've been picked I think...|
|I'm not going to lie - we have 2 bottles of cordial & they ain't gonna last long!|
Apricot & Plum Chutney
|These guys should be ready in about a months' time|
Ben also made a tiny batch of Raspberry Jam with some fruit that we got on our Borough Market visit. I had 4 punnets of them in my bag & narrowly avoided a Raspberry stain disaster - which I wouldn't have minded except that I spent ages embroidering the bag!
Then Ben made a surprise Monday cake - Victoria Sponge with Raspberry Jam & Cream...