12 September 2012
Maybe if I say “well that was it” it will linger on a bit longer but with the chill in the air I think it is safe to say autumn is on its way.
That said the beautiful weather over the weekend was perfect bbq weather so we headed to our friend in the Surrey countryside. She made a great selection of veggie and halloumi kebabs, dips and homemade flat breads. They were fricken delicious and I’m definitely going to try and make some flat breads myself at some stage. We also had pavlova and I made ice-tea as one more thing to scratch off my summer to do list. I wish I had discovered this one earlier because a combination of rooibos tea and clementine juice (about 3:1 ratio) with strawberries and ice was totally delicious. I don’t think any sweetener was necessary and they will definitely be making a comeback next summer.
It was a pretty good summer despite not having the chance to go on holiday and having to work all the way through it. I got around to doing 9 out of 10 things on the list. Sadly we just didn’t make it to the seaside. I really enjoyed ‘pushing’ myself to get these few things done that marked the summer and I will definitely do one for autumn. I didn’t blog about all of the things but I did:
- pick my own fruit and make jam
- cut my hair (well not myself but the hairdresser did a good job)
- eat gelato and ice-cream
- make popsicles, twice
- visit Brixton market; and
- roast strawberries (with Joy the Baker’s recipe) which I had on pancakes and in my oats one morning (totally delicious and you should go make some now. Quick. Before the strawberry season ends)
Nothing ground-breaking but it is the simple things (so they say).
So, how was your summer?