Today, i cleaned the shower..serious clean. Tile by tile. I sorted out clothes. I planned the hard rubbish collection. Ive gone for a walk. Ive eaten a scrumptious lunch cooked by hubby. Ive made a dinner that brought back a million memories of my childhood. Eggs, steak and chips. Ive done about 3 loads of dishes. Ive planned our meals for the week. Ive cleaned the bread maker for fresh, homemade bread tomorrow. Gosh, I dont know whats hit me!
I guess there is nothing quite like opening a new diary, and putting a new pretty calander on the wall with no scribbles or mess. All clean and ready to be written on! I don't really care for resolutions as I just want to live and do what I can but Im excited for this year, and the next 12 months to get creative. What will I make? I have no idea! But I like that.
To start off, here is my recipe for homemade blackberry ripple icecream!
You will need:
300 ml full cream milk
100gm honey, or you can use sugar
1 egg, well beaten
2 tsp vanilla beans or extract
100gm fresh or thawed blackberrys
200 ml double cream
Heat the milk, egg, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan until it thickens but do not boil, stirring constantly. Let cool. Add the cream to the cooled custard mixture and churn in a ice cream maker for abour 20-25 minutes. Puree the berries. Take a quater of the ice cream and place in a container. Then pour some puree on. Keep on layering like this until all finished. Stick a knife into the icecream and swirl. Freeze to harden a little more then enjoy!
This ice cream is good. Sometime in the next 12 months, I encourage you to try making homemade ice cream!
I hope you all feel excited and positive about this new year and I look forward to sharing with you what I and my lovely family get up to. Please do share what you do with me too!
Hooray for a new year!