It’s been Wimbledon fortnight. And now it’s over I’m in a brief period of mourning. Being a tennis addict, this always happens. I should be used to it by now. But I can’t help it 😦 I put as much aside as I can … all forms of cleaning, hoovering, shopping, and frankly, cooking. It’s just so hard. Sigh. 🙂
I call it ‘the beans on toast + daily avocado syndrome’. I get it every single year.
So I haven’t blogged much…done much… been out much. I’ve just watched tennis.
With a notable exception.
I made a strawberry fool….and I added Pimm’s No. 1 🙂
What better way to while away an afternoon, than watching my all-time favourite tennis player eventually demolish his extremely resilient opponent in a tense five-setter …… …..than with strawberries blended in an alcoholic coconut cream.
(The boozy bit in this recipe is entirely optional … but I’ll get to that later).
Federer finally begins to inch ahead in the quarter finals!
It’s the last shout for my strawberry patch …and we’ve had strawberry tart, strawberry jam, strawberry smoothies and just plain strawberries………and I mourn them when they’re over too. In fact, is life worth living without strawberries and Wimbledon? I have to wonder….
But nature moves on, the raspberries and blueberries are coming next…and there’s tennis at the Olympics I believe …!
So. Back to the fool:
I used Pimm’s No. 1 and maple syrup for this…which combined, give it a lovely, tawny, dusky flavour, but you could go another way by using a light sweetener (white sugar or light agave) and fresh mint and lemon juice… details below.
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