The above is the start of Blueberry Vodka. The picture was taken just 12 hours after I had pricked the berries then just added them to Vodka.
I read on the net it takes 3 weeks! I think that's I bit long and will sample mine after only one week.
Xmas day I will be cooking for a friend and this pains me as he is so squeamish and stuck in his ways about food. So a lot of the stuff I really wanted too eat is out. I will be reduced to cooking roast beef. Not that I mind too much, as I am very good at roasting meat and haven't had a good bit as cooked by myself in two years!
I will cook the beef the day before then just reheat slices in red wine gravy. He can choose all the vegetables and if he has any sense prepare them before I get round. Who on earth wants to do all that work on the day?
While I maybe a human dustbin I cannot abide Xmas pud. So, if I can be arsed I'm gonna do some muffins. He loves JD so I may well do some with that, chocolate and if I can find some at this time of year cherries.
Problem I find with berries grown outside the UK is that they tend to be less juicy. Cos of other counties dryer weather. Nice to know the UK still produces something of note other than Law, High tech weapons and rubbish pop music, but of course I digress.
The question is what are you having? I'd love to hear from you all. I know we have a very multi cultural bunch on here and I would be fascinated to know what you are all cooking. At Xmas time or indeed any other time of the year.
Merry Christmas >>Ropey