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Started by airynothing on Jul 27, 2018 7:48:15 PM
Lost writes

Whimsy etc. Or the usual.

McLuce - 27 Jul 2018 19:52:03 (#1 of 2034)


McLuce - 27 Jul 2018 19:53:23 (#2 of 2034)

Never happens. I have made complex cakes and spent a fair chunk of the afternoon rolling down the hill in the McOlds garden...

DejaLu - 27 Jul 2018 19:58:57 (#3 of 2034)

I read that as "rolling them down the hill," which seemed like a frivolous waste of complex cake.

McLuce - 27 Jul 2018 20:02:58 (#4 of 2034)

That would be a frivolous waste of cake. I was trying to show McSpud how to roll down the hill properly. McBloke is hopeless at it, doesn't roll straight and winds up in the flowerbed.

McSpud got proper dizzy and couldn't walk straight coming back up the hill

I laughed a lot

luxana - 27 Jul 2018 20:04:38 (#5 of 2034)

We’ve just spent a small fortune on food at one of those mega French supermarkets. We obviously cannot be trusted to shop responsibly, and a ban on anything that is not Lidl or the weekly marche seems in order.

Cordelia - 27 Jul 2018 20:08:27 (#6 of 2034)

I scored the last two raspberry pastels del nata (not pastels del bats - stupid autocorrect) from the Portuguese bakery stall at Kings X food market so that’s pudding!

DejaLu - 27 Jul 2018 20:12:23 (#7 of 2034)

Isn’t a raspberry pastel de nata a jam tart? Or is it raspberry custard?

Cordelia - 27 Jul 2018 20:14:59 (#8 of 2034)

It’s a plain one, except with raspberries baked on the top. So you get a kind of fruity squidge on top of the egg custard. They do blackcurrant ones too.

Stellata - 27 Jul 2018 20:19:18 (#9 of 2034)

I love Portuguese tarts. ((Pastry))

RosyLovelady - 27 Jul 2018 20:21:36 (#10 of 2034)

Our gooseberry crumble was good and there's lots left over for the weekend. Some of the gooseberries came from the garden (a first this year!) and the rest from M&S.

Cordelia - 27 Jul 2018 20:26:39 (#11 of 2034)

I love gooseberry crumble.

RosyLovelady - 27 Jul 2018 20:27:19 (#12 of 2034)

It's one of the best, isn't it?

The blackcurrant one last week was fab too.

Stellata - 27 Jul 2018 20:30:37 (#13 of 2034)

I have a recipe for almond greengage crumble which I intend to make as soon as they come into season.

Cordelia - 27 Jul 2018 20:31:08 (#14 of 2034)

What exactly is a greengage? Is it a plum?

helenskywalker - 27 Jul 2018 20:34:15 (#15 of 2034)

I was at a funeral when the rain started. We'd just been asked to stand as the curtain was drawn around the coffin, there was a great crash of thunder, the son of the deceased and I caught each other's eyes and we both had to fight quite hard against a fit of giggles.

Stellata - 27 Jul 2018 20:34:27 (#16 of 2034)

Yes, but nicer.

Tomnoddy - 27 Jul 2018 20:39:37 (#17 of 2034)

I love, really love, greengages.

MadamGwenver - 27 Jul 2018 21:05:14 (#18 of 2034)

Too many clouds to see the moon, but other than some very distant rumbling (that might just be a motorbike going down the bypass), no thunder and no rain. Ba humbug.

Stellata - 27 Jul 2018 21:15:07 (#19 of 2034)

I think we might get to see it here - not too many clouds. I’m hoping I can see it from my balcony so I don’t have to get out of my pyjamas and wander around the streets.

blaithin - 27 Jul 2018 21:22:14 (#20 of 2034)

Right, I've caught up. Congratulations to the newly married and on non-Brexit jobs. I vote a firm NO to doulas because I would probably have punched one. I had The Preg Thread which was better than twenty doulas. Sympathies to the mandolined.

I've sorted the massive pile of assorted shite that accumulates at the end of the kitchen worktop and reduced the mountain of unfiled paperwork by about a fifth. Time to open a very cheap bottle of wine from E. Leclerc.

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