It’s raining. Hard. And I’m feeling rather ambivilant about it.
You see, on one hand I should be happy. My poor, poor garden has been without rain for weeks now. Weeks! That’s not very Scottish at all. Plants here expect copious amounts of moisture. In fact, I think it’s in their contract. I also don’t have anything outdoorsy planned for this evening. Why should I give a monkey’s if the skies have opened?
Well, I care because D is up in Sutherland right now wild camping with some of our pupils. If it’s raining here, it’s more than likely raining there and the thought of him and the kids in damp clothes heating up their tins of beans with the wind whipping around them breaks my heart.
Yet here I am. Perched on my window sill, cosy and warm, watching the rain and thinking about them and, all the while, ever so slowly relishing every bite of my home-made berry ice-cream. Which I didn’t even slave over.
Berry Ice Cream
200g frozen berries (any kind. I used mixed fruits of the forest – raspberries, blackberrys, red and black currants)
50 – 100 g fromage frais (that’s what I used, anyhow. Yogurt would probably work and double cream would undoubtably be heavenly)
- Tip both ingredients into a blender and whizz until combined and smooth.
- Serve immediately.
I adored the tartness of this dessert but some might prefer a little more sweetness. Add some honey or sugar if this is you.