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We now have now been once more in France for two weeks and what a excitement it is to be proper right here.

I’ve no longer posted about any baking for a while on the other hand that doesn’t indicate it hasn’t been going down!



Merely previous than we left for France I made a smoked sausage, pea, tomato and goat’s cheese quiche.

It was once delicious and used up bits and pieces from the refrigerator.  You may even see the full method for this kind of quiche proper right here.



I moreover made a mango and raspberry the incorrect approach up cake using this system proper right here.

I used tinned mango slices for it and they worked reasonably neatly, making a metamorphosis from the additional standard pineapple the incorrect approach up cake with cherries.



I made it over again for a lunch celebration we hosted chez nous which you can read about proper right here.  I moreover served a raspberry trifle and a plateful of raspberry puffs which you can see proper right here.


Moreover, merely previous than we left for France I used some rhubarb from our flourishing rhubarb patch and a couple of strawberries that sought after eating up to make a rhubarb and strawberry jumblefruit pie.

It’s essentially fruit sprinkled with sugar to taste and coated with a layer of pastry trimmings frozen from the entire quiches that have been made!  You may even see the full concept proper right here.




However, I’m undecided how so much baking may also be going down inside the on the subject of long run.  Right through lockdown I have undoubtedly received a “lockdown waistline” resulting from spending a substantial amount of time inside the yard throughout the top quality local weather, drowning my sorrows with rosé wine and home made cake!  (I had no concept previous than this that the Italians made this type of delicious Pinot Grigio rosé!)


On arriving proper right here and meeting up with buddies after what seems like endlessly it’s noticeable that quite a few of them have spent their time far more sensibly and out of place a critical amount of weight.  5 of them have out of place one and a part stone each – as opposed to the part stone I have received, which I would possibly ill have enough money to comprehend as I had intended to spend the wintry weather shedding a couple of kilos, no longer gaining it!  Then along were given right here something that grew to become our global the incorrect approach up – a simple virus.  (It’s possibly a in reality complex virus for all I know on the other hand what havoc it has wrought.)   What with the virus, Brexit, and my elderly father to worry about I went in for pressure eating and consuming massive type.  I will forgive myself for it in some strategies on the other hand on the other hand am kicking myself for no longer getting to grips, knuckling down and “taking once more control” of my calorie intake.


“The time has come” since the walrus mentioned and there is also fewer baking posts for a while!

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