Morning all, and a very happy Valentines Day to you. Hm - I must confess to originally feeling a bit poo bummy about posting a recipe for V Day, but then I thought - how bloody ridiculous! This dessert which can be made for your love, but also for a bunch of mates, is perfect for this time of year, making the most of lush ripe tart/sweet plums with a scoop of creamy, plummy ice cream on the side. The whole thing is too simple - basically you just cut the plums in half, dot with a wee bit of butter, sprinkle with sugar and bung in the oven. The ice cream takes five minutes to make (then just needs time to freeze) and uses my favourite tinned Black Doris plums. If you want to make this in a hurry, just buy vanilla bean ice cream, allow it to soften slightly then drain and remove the stones from the tinned plums, mash and swirl through the ice cream and refreeze for 2-3 hours - ta dah!
...and in other news, not a hell of a lot to report really. The dogs are at the kennels at the moment, which is a revelation (the freedom, lack of yapping/walking/poo patrols/wees on the carpet - heaven), so I was able to zoom over to Waiheke unfettered to stay with some great friends last weekend. Hilarious how you can feel like you're having a party with just three people - fabulous. Other than that its business as usual. Friday I am super excited to be flying down to Welly for the day to check out Rich's new abode - he seems to have settled in beautifully, having unpacked, found a job, been cooking up a storm and got stuck in, in just a few weeks. Meanwhile Pog is hard at work at uni, Kit & Ace and on the book - I am so grateful to have his unparalleled eye working it's magic on the layout and design, and inch by inch we're making progress! So that's it really...have a great day, and I'll see you here again soon :)