Sunday, April 27, 2014

Oranges and Lemons....


Good morning!

How's your weekend going?

It's time for another word prompt over at


... And today Milagros has picked the prompt...
Fruit


I confess that I don't eat as much as I should ... and yet it always looks so colourful and inviting
Most of the fruit we buy is of course imported to the UK ... It's not till mid summer that home grown is ready ... We used to have fields here where you could pick your own strawberries and it was a favourite pastime ... especially for my son who ate as much as he picked
Now many of these fields have been redeveloped ...


But being a good girl - this has been part of my breakfast lately ... I love strawberries but I have to be careful ... some years ago I suffered kidney stones and it seems those tiny little seeds on the strawberries can be a contributory factor


My all time favourite has to be these


Raspberries ... delicious but very expensive here ... that tiny handful cost £2 so I usually make a rustic raspberry and lemon cheese cake with them ... you can find the recipe Here and though I don't have a photo of mine ... I can promise you that it looks exactly like the one on Susie's blog
I actually cook a lot ... and I often use fruit in my recipes ... even in my salads ... so these can always be found in my kitchen


They remind me of a game we played as little children whilst singing this nursery rhyme

"Oranges and lemons" say the bells of St. Clement's
  "You owe me five farthings" say the bells of St. Martin's
"When will you pay me?" say the bells of Old Bailey
"When I grow rich" say the bells of Shoreditch
"When will that be?" say the bells of Stepney
"I do not know" say the great bells of Bow
"Here comes a candle to light you to bed
Here comes a chopper to chop off your head
Chip chop chip chop - the last man's dead."

                 You can read the origins of it Here ... It's about the bells in London and the executions that took place ... Not really what you'd expect for a nursery rhyme

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Have a beautiful Sunday ...

~ Ros ~


 


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