You may remember that last year i posted about the Book Bench Trail that we went on with a friend.You download a map and off you go wandering round London looking for benches all decorated with a book theme. The benches were auctioned off i think to raise money for charity. This year there is someone else to find in london and Bristol too.
Shaun in the city is here.
We have seen two already but purely by accident! The sheep are in London till 28 May – a shame they won’t be here for the summer holidays.
These two are at Canary Wharf.
A character in a book that I’m reading is often finding comfort in remembering poetry that he learnt at school. So while I was wondering what on earth to write about for ‘q’ I thought ‘how about some quotes that I memorized while at school?’
Shall we make it a quiz?
here are three quotes – from memory – so perhaps a little mis quoting going on. All well known books/authors.
1.’I wandered lonely as a cloud’
2.’ her voice is full of money’
3.’no one blamed Tess as she blamed herself’
The last one has a huge clue. Any ideas? I’m sure you know.
This is the post i meant to have all ready for the ‘l is for…’ day. I was inspired by this post all about key lime. So the pie in question is Lemon Meringue Pie.
I rarely make this as my husband – who does his fair share of eating in our home – doesn’t like lemon. Or coffee. Strange but true! In the interests of blogging from a-z I have made a lemon meringue pie that I now have to eat. In fact i am eating some right now! This is Mary Berry’s recipe but without the pastry – I much prefer a biscuit base. I sometimes make the lemon filling use a packet mix but this recipe is loads more lemony and so the contrast between the zesty filling and the sweet meringue is spot on. Yum.
Here’s the recipe for Mary berry’s LMP
It made a bit more than i needed so I made three mini puddings too! No pastry or biscuit base, just lemon topped with merignue.
Ina Garten’s Orange Pound Cake is delicious. It’s a doddle to make – next time i may halve the quantities and then it’ll be a half pound cake. It’s unusual for british cake recipes to add buttermilk or soured cream but not so in US cake recipes i think? Anyway the addition of buttermilk or soured cream produces a moist but light cake. Well worth making sure you have one or the other in the fridge.
The recipe is here.