Once the weather turns we will finish some of the jobs in our little cottage, the kitchen floor still needs to be laid but one day at a time...
Sadly the weekend did not go as planned Gerard needed to dash down to England so we didn't make it to the HebCelt but there is always next year. I hear it was a great event bringing lots of people to the Island. The Ferries were full and accommodation fully booked.
We did manage to get to An Lanntair earlier in the week to view the art exhibition, a real feast for the eyes. Let me give you an idea of the talent of this man:
It was a wonderful display that evoked many feelings. I would like to go and have another look when next we are in town so that I can fully appreciate the exhibition.
The easel and paint trolley along with some sketches made a real focal point and added another dimension to the wonderful display.
The weekend flew by and I was able to catch up with a lot of jobs and did some baking for the freezer. I had apples and rhubarb that needed using so I made crumbles in readiness for those cooler days and the need for a warming desert.
I made some date slices and really enjoyed them using a recipe I found on a blog that I follow but for the life of me I can't remember which one. If it is you let me know and I will be quite happy to link this post. I must admit they were very moreish and a healthier option for a sweet treat. I have just been reminded that it was indeed DC from over atfrugalinnorfolk.blogspot.com that shared this amazing recipe. Just look for date slices under her menu tab.
With the abundance of eggs that we have, I thought it prudent to make a couple of quiches for the freezer. It is always handy to have something quick ready for those days that I don't feel like cooking. Generally hospital days. Pasties were also added to use some vegetables up that had been loitering at the bottom of the fridge for awhile.
Well of course there was a sweet treat, I always have something ready in case of visitors. Meringues were the order of the day, all that is needed is some whipped cream to sandwich them together. Or, maybe some strawberries all ready for Eton mess.
I will leave you today with an amazing sunset that we are enjoying here on the Isle of Lewis, the beautiful array of colour behind a shadowy building is a stunning sight.
My apologies for not answering some of the questions you asked, I will catch up with you all soon. Hope you are all well and not suffering too much in this heat wave that seems to be encompassing not only this Country but all over the World. These extreme temperatures are a worry that is for sure.
See you soon.