Kitchen Garden Guides

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

White Christmas for gardeners?

This photo was taken in NZ in June, and I think I have put it on here before, but I can just dream about having a white Christmas.... I found the photo on Ooooby (Out of our own back yards). All the snow in the UK and Europe ..... and son Alex trying to catch a plane from Heathrow today, to get back to an Australian Christmas on the beach!

Sue of a previous garden-shed-envy blog piece sent me this very funny, clever and entertaining Christmas Story snippet:

.... and hot off the email press is this recipe from my nearly-ancient friend, Sally


• * 2 cups flour
• * 1 stick of butter
• * 1 cup of water
• * 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 cup of brown sugar
• * lemon juice
• * 4 large eggs
* nuts
* 2 bottles of sherry
* 2 cups dried fruit

Sample the sherry to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the
sherry again, and to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level
cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of
butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.
At this point it is best to check the sherry again. Try another cup just
in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 eggs and add to the bowl
and chuck in dried fruit.

Pick the frigging fruit off the floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried
druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver.
Sample the sherry again to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of
salt, or something. Sheck the cherry.

Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add
a spoon of sugar, or some fink whatever you can find. Greash the
oven. Turn on the cake tin 360 o and try not to fall over. Don’t forget
to beat off the turner. Finally throw the bowl through the window
and wipe the counter with the cat. Finish the sherry and take a taxi to
Woollies to buy cake. Bingle Jells!!

As they say at Wilson's.....

Eat, think and be merry!


chaiselongue said...

Good luck to Alex with getting a flight! Our young people are due to fly here on Wednesday and it's looking doubtful. You might not really want a white Christmas. I'm happy without one, and I just hope my children can get out of the snow to join me here! I'll definitely 'eat, think and be merry' whatever happens, and I'm sure you will too.

Rusty said...

Howling with glee! Back when I was about to get married, my landlady (boarding house) put on a special dinner. The dinner was excellent - but she finished the sherry long before. Oh boy, was she soused! Well, no - lets just say she was feeing no pain. ATB!

JOC said...

Oh Kate - that recipe is my kind of Christmas!
Looking at Rusty's post reminded me of my first landlady and her love of sherry. I was always sent to the off licence (UK) to refill her flagon!
And did you see that Tassie has got a "snow to 900 metres" forecast today?
Have a good one and good luck to Alex!

Kate said...

It sure feels like snow here in Cygnet, JOC! I have just lit the fire!

Heiko said...

That's my kind of recipe! I stuck it on my Facebook page. Love it!