When I made chocolate blackberry cupcakes recently, I didn't read the recipe very well beforehand. I had though I would make some blackberry syrup and use it in the cupcakes. As it was, I made over 125ml and used 1 tablespoon of the syrup. There was plenty over to play with. We love making our homemade lemonade and limonade at home so I added some to a batch of limonade for a very pleasing change.
cheese, onion and potato pasties because they are Sylvia's favourite but also because they are easy. You can see them in the below photo.
Likewise this drink can be made really quickly. I like the idea of taking along the berrinade but it is not terribly practical nor as popular as the pasties. Sylvia's friends devoured the pasties but I have found some of them find our lemonade not quite sweet enough. It is perfect for us.
- I went to the first assembly of the year where the new kids in older classes were asked to introduce themselves. Everyone got a great laugh from the boy who said his name was Donald Trump.
- When I picked up Sylvia from school a week or so ago, the kids were all excited by a ghost called Bloody Mary. Apparently if you scratch a mirror, turn off the lights and say her name three times, the ghost would appear. All I could say was that it would be terrible if you did that by accident and summoned the ghost.
- This term Sylvia is doing a kitchen garden program which involves both gardening and cooking each week. She is loving it. Sylvia knows her way around the kitchen as we spend a lot of time there. She came home after the first one laughing about kids who scraped their fingers on the grater and had to be sent to the sick bay.
- Wailer Wift - Taylor Swift
- Chubby Butter - ciabatta
- She's got a chicken to ride - She's got a ticket to Ride (by the Beatles)
More refreshing drinks on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Chilled apple green tea (gf, v)
Ginger beer (gf, v)
Iced apple chamomile tea (gf, v)
Lemonade (gf, v)
Limeade (gf, v)
Adapted from Green Gourmet Giraffe and Food and Wine
1 and 1/4 cup sugar, divided
1 cup tap water
1 cup lime juice
Soda water (about 6-8 cups)
Blackberries, lime slices and ice blocks, to serve (optional)
Heat blackberries with 1/4 cup sugar over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Strain to make about 1/2 cup blackberries syrup. (Keep the pulp for baking such as these cupcakes.) Meanwhile gently heat tap water and sugar until sugar dissolves. Mix blackberry syrup, sugar mixture and lime juice.
To make up a glass we poured about 2 tablespoons of this mixture into a 250ml glass and filled it to near the top (ie added about 2/3 to 3/4 cup) of soda water. Of course this can be altered to taste. If you wanted to be fancy you can add blackberries, ice blocks and put a slice of lime on the side or a wedge in your drink. We kept ours in the fridge for about 2 weeks.
On the Stereo:
1: The Beatles