Not Camping with Tom is not at all like Not Camping alone. I'm not sure why because he's quiet and does his thing while I do my thing. It just feels different. Having someone else around checks my inclination for over-indulgence (but not entirely) and the experience feels more like normal life than a week of hedonism. I like it better I think.
There have been currants to pick. I have quite a stash in the freezer now. I think I shall make redcurrant jelly later this week.
There has been laundry and ironing too, but there has also been some very pleasurable cooking.
We ate ice cream daily in Cornwall last week. We're eating it daily this week too. Tom approves. This one is caramel salt ice cream. It is bloody delicious.
So easy to make. I used the basic recipe described in this post. Once it had churned I scraped it into a plastic tub and stirred in about half a jar of this gorgeous sauce. It really is seriously buttery. I also sprinkled in some flakes of sea salt. Then I put it in the freezer to get nice and firm.
I shall use the rest of the caramel sauce to make another batch for when the campers return. I will not of course stick my finger in the jar every time I open the fridge.
Tom is very fond of prawns and so am I. These are spicy garlic prawns based on this recipe. We ate it as a main course with salad. Tom had bread with his. Again, bloody delicious.