Thursday, 24 June 2010

Bargains, Lunch & the First Strawberry

Good evening

Been warm enough for you? Its been lovely here the past few days - have spent time outside weeding and occasionally sitting in the shade with a glass or 2 of something scrummy.

A quick hunt through the strawberry bed the other day revealed the first ripe one;

It was scrummy - still warm from the sunshine - am hoping lots of its little friends will ripen over the next few days - the dilemma, whether to tell the menfolk or not?

Sometime I think myself lucky - MrVV works from home and though he's often out & about too, several days a week its just the 2 of us for lunch. Most often its just a quick sandwich for lunch, occasionally chips on the seawall @ Aldeburgh and other times I find something nice in the shops in town.  The other day was one of those days;
Sourdough bread still warm from the bakers oven with local smoked salmon pate.

Followed by local strawberries - just plain, no sugar or cream.

Washed down with my homemade elderflower cordial - this is gorgeous and definitely something that I shall be making again. Hopefully next time I'll have found some nicer bottles - had to pinch these ones from MrVV's home brewing stash.

I forgot to show you last weekend the spoils of Sunday's bootsale;

A very shabby chic little cupboard - currently holding my vintage cotton reel collection.

Another Ladybird book - thought I might learn something ;)

Just checked the weekend forecast and so far its looking good for the school fete, brass engagement and of course the meet up on Sunday. Of course if it is too warm for some (Karen ;) ) - they can always have a paddle in the North Sea - that will cool you down ;)

See you soon

xxxx Vicki xxxx


Elizabeths Attic said...

Lovely blue cupboard I am very jealous I never find anything so good when I carboot... perhaps I am not looking hard enough. Glad to hear the weather will be fine, I could have this weather all year round, as my mum calls me 'a hot house plant' not sure what that means but sounds good.

Beverley x

Mother0fPurl said...

Gosh that bread and salmon spread looks so scrummy- it's making me hungry!

Kandi said...

Your little cupboard is fab and will shabby up really well I bet, I would love that book too, I am sure I had that when I was a kid (about 100 years ago).
Kandi x

JP said...

just love the little cupboard and the bread looks fantastic

CraftySmiles said...

Hello. I am more interested in that drink you got there. Would you mind to share a recipe : )
I 've been picking up my strawberry's for all week ,two a day- gosh that's only can be enough for very small people : ) : ) : )

Serenata said...

Isn't it great when you get that first strawberry?! Delicious... I had my first yesterday as well. I noticed this evening that another is almost ripe, so I think I will be sneaking out there first thing in the morning.

Might even get to make some elderflower cordial tomorrow.

elegancemaison said...

So much deliciousness! That strawberry is a champion - but your bowl of simple berries look tasty as well. I tend to like them without cream these days, but with a sprinkling of freshly milled black pepper. Yum. Please could you give the recipe for the elderflower cordial as we have a flourishing bush leaning over our wall! And I am now on a car boot/charity shop mission to find that Ladybird book.

Annie said...

Hi Vicki, thank you for joining in my blog giveaway. Your lunch looked delicious especially the bread and pate, it's made feel hungry sitting here reading about it. The little cupboard is a great boot sale find, the blue looks very summery and seasidy if there is such a word !
Ann x

Tabiboo said...

Blimey I feel really hungry now - I love sourdough bread and as for fresh strawberries..........yum!

Nina xxx

bellaboo said...

Had strawberries and ice cream tonight...with naughty choc sauce...but I bet yours will be more tasty!
Love the little blue cupboard.Have a great weekend!

Bellaboo ;0)

Emma Bradshaw said...

Yum! strawberries and sourdough! Have a fun time on Sunday, Emma x

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Ohh, your lunch looks yummy.
Love your CB finds, enjoy your blogger get together.
Luv Sophie xxx

TheMadHouse said...

I am planning to make some cordial, I thought that I could use ice cube bags and freeze them and just pop them in water or fizzy water. Have fun at your meet, sometimes I feel all alone here in the North

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, you have made me ecstatic with happiness, two of my most favourites…strawberries and sourdough bread. I'm just a little peckish right now. Enjoy your day.

Love & Hugs

Josie-Mary said...

It's been lovely in Devon too! I've been enjoying my garden but can't sit still for too long.....too many things to do!
Chips sounds good :) Have a good time on Sunday :)

Lisa said...

The little blue cabinet is very sweet.
Enjoy all you have planned for the weekend!
Lisa x

CraftyHelen said...

I do hope that you all have the best time on Sunday, just sorry that I cannot be there. xx

Sarah said...

That certainly looks like a lovely lunch, and as for the strawberries, yum yum!

JuicyFig said...

lovely lovely lovely!!!!
I will be finishing off my cordial this morning!

I LOVE that cupboard, you obviously have a better class of booter over there!


Felted House said...

I've just eaten my first strawberry - I've only got three plants in a hanging basket! Your lunch looks just perfect xx