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Raspberry Coulis Cake, Friends and Friday…Notes from a Cottage


I love the idea of the weekend. It evokes images of lolling around and being part of a TimeDrift…just going with the flow.

And yes Jack, you should be embarrassed…ripping up the porch just because I shut the door when my dinner guest came! The protest doesn’t cut it with me…I was a Greenham Common Woman don’t ya know! Now tidy up!

What can I say? I shouldn’t have? Oh, the hell with waistlines…tea and Raspberry Coulis Cake is the best way to begin life on a Friday…leftovers always taste sinful! (But, it was delicious with Vanilla Ice Cream)!

I removed the cloth from the Elderflower Cordial and the smell was intoxicating…it’s so easy to make and will happily post the recipe…Summer in a bottle, it keeps for a year, easily!

Roses just keep coming, despite the wind and rain over the past week. The little Wren continues to sit on her clutch of eggs nesting in the hanging basket…

Here she is, peeping at me through the window…the back door is out of bounds now until herself and her family have flown!

Have a great weekend end everyone…plant a tree this one!

Author:

16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland. Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!

2 thoughts on “Raspberry Coulis Cake, Friends and Friday…Notes from a Cottage

  1. please give me the recipe for the elderflower cordia! i have an elderflower in my backyard and want to do something with the blooming flowers! thanks
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    It’s so very simple!
    Elderflower Cordial
    50g flowers
    30g citric acid
    1 litre water
    1kilo sugar
    Coll boiled water. Add Elderflowers & citric acid. Leave for about 48hours, strain, add sugar. Dissolve sugar, keep stirring. Bottle.
    This recipe was given to me by a Permaculture Visitors to Bealtaine, Derek and Mary, who left me a bottle of the cordial and I was well impressed! It keeps for a year and more…if you have that much willpower! I use glass bottles, the screw top kind…best Wishes, Colette.

  2. What a warm, wonderful part of the earth you have. Your welcome was just as embracing.
    xxx
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    It was brilliant to catch up with you…so very welcome, any time and hopefully that’s soon!
    Warmest Wishes, Colette x

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