|The fruit I get it all ready and chopped up then mix the other ingredients together which I forgot to take a picture of|
|I add the fruit to the goo and mix until my arm hurts and I can't mix anymore|
|it's a pretty thick batter|
|They go in the oven for about 2 hours and bam christmas cake I let it cool on a rack for a few hours|
|Then comes the brandy I use St.Remy authentic french brandy ooh la la. I soak some cheese cloth|
|then wrap the cheese cake in it I also pour some on the cake|
|Wrap it in foil seal it in a tin or Tupperware container and it'll be ready to unwrap at Christmas time|
I got to try a wonderful treat this year my landlords have fig trees in there back yard so my boyfriend and I got to try fresh of the tree figs. I wasn't sure about them at first but I did start to like them in the end. They're quite unlike any other fruit I've tried and are apparently actually flowers that don't open. The only thing I can think of that even closely resembles the flavour or texture is kiwis. Anyway a lovely fruit when you cut into it. You don't actually need to cut it you can just pop the whole thing in your mouth but we were a little reluctant at first. Anyway here is a picture.
|I've heard that figs are supposed to be an aphrodisiac because they look like a vagina but I don't see it. Maybe people had better imaginations when porn was harder to come by.|
I also got another treat this year I tried to grow some vegetables at my mums this year it didn't go great but I did learn quite a bit so I'll give it another go next year. Summer started so late here that by the time it stopped pouring rain I had kind of lost enthusiasm and just sort of threw some seeds in the ground and hoped for the best. Anyway I got a few peas, carrots and beans but we planted potatoes and didn't do to badly. I baked the little tiny ones with a bit of olive oil the first night and they where delicious. If you have a little room on a deck and a large container potatoes are so easy to grow and totally worth it so good fresh.
|Here are the larger potatoes my mum and I split them up this is my half|
|The tiny ones ready to go in the oven my mum told me to take them as there wasn't really enough for her my dad and my brother. My boyfriend was at work or something so I got them all to myself.|