Sunday, 1 June 2008

June 1st

Today I was at Poynton Farmer's Market, which attracted a good crowd despite the rain. Best sellers today were my Lemon Curd and Chocolate Crunch. An added attraction to the market was a colourfull display of dance by Poynton Jemmers, the local ladies North-West Morris side.
Coming up this week is the regular Buxton Farmer's Market on Thursday and on Sunday we are once again attending the popular Edale Country Day.

I have been trying out a few new recipes recently-- some of which have worked better than others! My Nanaimo bars (another Canadian recipe from a friend) were a total write-off -- the base was far too dry and just crumbled as I cut it. Once I have got the balance of ingredients right, it should be a good addition to my range. I had better success with Moo's Choc-chip cookies --though they spread alarmingly on the tray when cooking! Mega-cookies anyone?
One for trying out this week is a Carribean Fruit Cake. The recipe has fruit soaked in brandy but I will probably substitute rum for a more authentic Carribean touch