Although we are bemoaning the lack of sunshine at the moment, the parched earth is drinking up the steady rain and our family allotments are showing their collective thanks by positively bombarding us with soft fruit right now. It certainly goes hand in hand with Solstice and fruition. Redcurrants, blackcurrants and strawberries are absolutely thriving inside the fruit cages and Mum and Dad have reported that they've picked three pounds of strawberries already this week, together with a litre icecream tub of each kind of currant with pounds more hanging like strands of jewels for the picking of very shortly.
Some of them have been turned into delicious sweet treats already. This is a simple and cheapie 79p cheesecake mix made rather more luxurious with a topping of fresh allotment picked fruits and mint.
I spent another night out on the tiles this evening - just to a local hostelry for a cheap and cheerful carvery meal with my mad family to celebrate the birthday of this lovely lady:-
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!