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Ffion’s fruit salad

Hi there

Just a short one today to let you know that my middle girl Ffion, got second place with this little beauty!


Well done cariad!

Turning out to be the family’s second Chef at just 11!


Love you…



Easy Tomato soup.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stick celery,chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Large knob of butter
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes or similar size Pessata.
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp double cream


  1. Cook the onion, carrot, celery and crushed garlic in the butter, until softened. Add the tomatoes and vegetable stock. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Whizz in a blender. Stir in the double cream and that’s it.

Perfect for a cold blustery day!



Blackberry Ice cream

Hi all,

As the Blackberry season is coming to and end, I thought I’d remind you to make an effort to gather them before it is too late. Why? 2 puddings, which are world class:

1. Blackberry pie (ooh), fresh from the oven!

2. Blackberry ice cream.

Here’s receipe we follow. Enjoy!

Serves 8 – Ready in 20 minutes plus freezing



  1. Put the blackberries and the apple juice in a small pan, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add the sugar, heat gently until dissolved, then bring to the boil and simmer gently for 3-4 minutes to thicken the syrup a little. Cool, then scoop out 3 tbsp of the blackberries and keep to one side. Purée the rest of the berries and the syrup with a hand blender and rub through a sieve to get rid of the pips.
  2. Beat the double cream to soft peaks, then pour in the condensed milk and vanilla extract and whisk again to soft peaks. Pour the mixture into a freezer-proof box, and drizzle over half of the blackberry purée. With a rubber spatula or large spoon, stir the mixture once in a figure-of-eight, just to ripple the purée through. Cover with a lid and freeze for at least 3 hours.
  3. To serve, mix the rest of the purée with the saved blackberries. Scoop the ice cream into bowls and spoon over the purée.

Here’s one I made earlier!

Hope you enjoy it as much was we do!! In fact any fruit will do!!

Homemade Blackberry Ice cream!

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