I Like cakes, summer and fruitsSo, here it is half way through July and, I am sure you are all having that wonderful time of summer since it is flying by so quickly. Living in Europe, I think that summer season doesn’t last long enough. The weather is actually changing, the heat has cooled down. I love the mid of summer season so much, we feel the cool breeze, coming in through the window, and feeling the cool freshness of everything around us is amazing.
I love everything that comes with summer, the smell of blooms and cut grass, slippers, fruits, and we are all dressed in all those colourful dresses and skirts, they all comes out of the wardrobes. Arrrh, it is all so wonderful.I went to my local market sometime last week and I bought some fruits that always make me think of the beautiful sunny days – apricots, raspberries and strawberries. I love apricots. And since I love jams, I made some apricot jams and an apricot cake.There is someone here who loves jams and apricot cakes. Let me give you a hint…. You may already think she is a little kid, but no, not at all, she is my grown up young lady, she is mischievous too. She loves anything fruits with whipped cream, she lives for them, haha, and I think she allows them to call her name.Not only did I buy strawberries and peaches at the market, well, I took home some lemons and limes since I wanted to make some elder flowers and Lime cordial juice. I also made some mixed fruit juice with ice … something that I’d been thinking all about for some days. Since I have missed out on some of my good friends for many years, they came round for a weekend visit and getting together, chatting and laughing about all the funny old stuffs we have been through, we nibbled on the cold drinks and Elder flower cordial. It was nice meeting with the girls since it’s been many long years of a wait. I waited for a long time to find out what they have been up to. They came over to me because the town where I live is where we went to college. Elder flower Cordial is a flowery, citrusy, musky popular drink all year round in Europe. I believe it is also available in the grocery stores all year round too. They are everywhere, you can find them on the edge of river trail walks, forests, local parks or and on weedy lands. Before you even see the trees and the white fluffy tiny flowers, you get to smell the musky flowery scent.It is a very easy drink to prepare and I have been making them for many years. Well friends, I think this is all I have for today and I hope that you are all having some wonderful mid-July summery sunshine. Slippers on! Well, well, thank you for reading. I will leave you here today and let’s hope I will come back with some more words in a couple of days. Got to get going with the crafting and sewing! Love you and leave you! Cheers!