Strawberries and Cream Anyone? July 07 2013

What a beautiful day it was today, the sun was shining, everyone was smiling and I was sunbathing with my mum, sister and niece, taking a nice long dip my sister's swimming pool. It was like being on 'oliday wonnit!?

And Andy Murray won the Men's Wimbledon Championship against Noval Djokovic. I don't think I need to say it but I will, he is the first British man to win the title since Fred Perry in 1936! I admit, I was basking in the sun during most of the match and only came in to watch the match when it was coming up to championship point or three but well done Andy Murray, you had us on the edge of our seats but you did it! In that heat, I'm not surprised you were delirious after winning and forgetting to hug your mum but you will probably get a Knighthood for this mark in history!

Pimms O'Clock!
*See below for recipe


So after a glorious day of frolicking in the sun and water, an eager awaited BBQ was had with a *BBQ pack of meat from Wood Family Butchers in North Camp that was absolutely yummy scrummy (meat from the butchers tastes so-ooo much nicer) and to make us feel even more stuffed, a homemade Strawberry and Cream Pavola made by my sister and Olivia with ice-cream for afters.


Homemade Strawberry and Cream Pavola

The Perfect Pimms (Serves 6)

  • 1 Large Jug
  • 1 Bottle of Pimms (don't worry it's not all going in!)
  • 1 Litre 7Up Lemon and Lime (or Lemonade if you prefer)
  • 1 Whole Orange Sliced
  • 1/2 Lemon Sliced
  • 1/2 Lime Sliced
  • 1/2 Cucumber Quarters
  • 3-4 Strawberries Quarters
  • Handful of fresh Mint

If you're feeling really exotic you can also add...

  • 2 Rings Pineapple Diced
  • 1 Kiwi Fruit Sliced

How to Mix It

Pour the Pimms one third into the jug half filled with fruit and fresh Mint.  Top with 7Up Lemon and Lime (or Lemonade if you would prefer).  Lightly stir and serve chilled or pour over ice in the glass and there but it's better chilled... And there, you have the Perfect Pimms!


*BBQ Pack comprises of 10 x Plain Burgers, 10 x All Sorted Sausages, 10 x Lamb Kebabs, 10 x Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks (I asked for plain so we could marinade the Chicken with Honey and Mustard also from Woods), 10 x Chinese Ribs.