At the beginning of the summer I took part in the Highland Cross with two friends. It’s a coast to coast event involving walking/running 20 miles then cycling 30 miles through some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery. Armed with picnics and cameras, we weren’t your normal competitors. After a couple of miles, we couldn’t even see the other walkers ahead of us and we finished almost last! I know I’d like to run in the event in the future but this summer I had an absolutely lovely day walking in the hills, chatting with my friends, cheering on the runners and munching away on silly amount of food I had in my back pack.
The Jelly Babies were kindly shared by one of the marshals. My own snack of choice was a bag of Brazil nuts and dates. And it was this snack that inspired the below sweet nut butter. It’s very rich and very good. It’s terribly good for you and, once made, will keep in the fridge for at least four weeks. Highly recommend smearing it on toast in the mornings and topping with banana.
Brazil Nut and Date Butter
250g Brazil Nuts
Pinch of salt
One week ago it was 21°C (70°F). We had a BBQ, David got sun burnt on a bike ride and I fell asleep in the garden.
Yesterday it snowed.
A Happy New Year to you all!
I’ve got some lovely recipes to share including a chocolate cake that even I wanted to eat and an onion tart which my husband didn’t say would be improved with a little chorizo/bacon/other meat product. That’ll be another night though. It’s the first Monday night back at work after the holidays and I’m good for nothing.
Have a peek at some Marco/food photos from over the festive period instead.
Do the weather gods read this blog? The clouds have cleared since my last post and the sun has shone on my wee world. It’s been glorious.
Hope you all had the Christmas you hoped for. x