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Monday, 27 October 2014

An autumn celebration

It was my mum's birthday yesterday, and as eldest son is home from uni for a few days, I thought it would be nice to have a family gathering. I had a leisurely day to cook. The main course was rib of beef with all the trimmings, and I also made a chocolate fudge cake with frozen berries and a plum and apple crumble with amaretti topping.

The chocolate cake is a family favourite but only makes an appearance on very special occasions. The crumble is a delicious new discovery, made with apples from our tree.

It was good to get everyone together. 

The chimney has been swept and we're all ready to light the fire, but it's been so warm! We'll wait for colder weather....


  1. I bought a Cyclamen on Sunday, I love them, your crumble looks good, I love the spoon.

    1. Thanks. Yes, cyclamen are great aren't they, love the pinky white petals on this one.

  2. I love how you have wrapped the presents in brown paper and string, exquisite. The food looks delicious and the fireplace is a delight.

  3. Happy belated birthday to your mother! Your dinner and the chocolate pie sound delicious!

    Madelief x