Spring is on its way. Focus forward. Spring is on its way…. Three mega storms later, and too many goings on to weld into here. Spring was indeed on its way. Repeated mantra had the desired affect. It worked, but the months have seemingly trickled away. New mantra Summer is on its way.( I know … pathetic)
We lost huge trees during the first storms and that was code for kindly folk turning up to help but then staying for breakfast, and then ‘lunch’ and ahem … ‘drinks’?
Pots of coffee for the, by then, hungry ‘helper’s. Waffles, brûlée’d bananas, cascaded with nuts, welded in place with caramel sauce, over dollops of coconut ice creamy stuff. Which cut the figurative the mustard.
Loosely …. Equal measures heavy/double cream cream whizzed together with roughly the same of coconut milk. I had 2 cans of coconut milk and roughly the same in tubs of chilled double cream. Sweeten to suit, add desiccated coconut if you like. I also trickled in some corn syrup, but then used icing sugar in other batches.
The helpers, re-plonked themselves (after extensive nodding conflabs) at our big old kitchen table so there became a need for ‘lunch’. Hacking up butternut squash, frozen shallots, Thai green curry paste, a couple cans of coconut milk, and a dollop of veggie stock became a swift soup for all, including the veggie lot.
Eyebrows just hit my hairline, The Tea Boy mentioned (repeatedly) the TV featuring an oozing cheese and onion toasted sandwich. (Hint) Well, I had nothing else to do except open a field kitchen eh?
Then of course pudding? A store bought sweet pastry case, lemon curd (store bought) end of the lime curd (hand cranked at home), toasted coconut, zest of anything that looked vaugely zest-able. A 4 egg white – 250g of white caster sugar meringue that I only just caught whilst ’twas bronzing in the oven, due to “interruptions”. Not, however, for veggie chums… ummm?
Then in all its purity and sparkly glory. Lurking in the ice cream freezer. The last choir of coconut