The blackberries have come and gone, it happened way too quick. I managed to bake several cakes and make a blackberry and apple conserve. Now our apple tree is dropping its fruit like bombs all over the garden which results in lots of apple pies and purees. More baking of course…. I miss car boot sales, I am yearning after some old baking equipment and crockery…. I must get organised.
This tart was a star of a very summery lunch, the classic pastry case is filled with single cream, mascarpone, amaretto and lemon juice, and topped with berries and mint. It sits on a vintage plate I picked in a charity shop in Isle of Wight for a song. I love the green colour and the aged golden rim.
This cake is a moist sponge made with melted butter and olive oil, it’s got lemon and orange rind in it and, of course, blackberries. This one sits on another charity shop find, I usually pair it up with a doily.
A favourite classic – apple and blackberry pie on a crispy pastry. The filling has got citrus rind to make is nice and zingy.
We had some tasty veg coming from the garden: courgettes, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes started to get red and borlotti beans are very pretty too (mind you, they get grey and dull when cooked but so delicious).
Onions are garlic have been harvested and are drying.
We had second round of roses, the yellowy pink ones smell divine.
The garden is slowly winding down, the geraniums are wilting but our sweet peas just started to bloom! I guess planting things late has its charm. We are planning a new look for the garden, this autumn will be busy. I will also get very very organised and order spring plants and fruit bushes this year to be ready.