Brrrr....its absolutely freezing here in the UK! Literally! My laptop weather gadget is telling me its -5 outside!! Ouch!!
This cold weather makes me looks forward to the spring and think about past summers...a couple of years ago my friend Rachel from House of Pinheiro invited me to spend the weekend with her in Rochester and it just so happened that the city was holding its annual summer pinic and were hosting a charity Cherry dessert competition!! Even back then when we didnt know eachother that well Rach knew about my love of cherries and of course we had to enter!! The only rule of the competition was that they needed to use fresh local Kent grown cherries...I made a Cherry Clafoutis and Rach made a fanastic Brazilian dessert. We were so excited about the weekend that we even sewed our own fun cherry aprons especially for the occasion!! We were rushing to make them the morning of the picnic and didn't quite finish them on time...
It was a wonderful day! The sun was shining! Lots of people and stalls and some extremely good contenders for the dessert competition!
|The big oval one is Rachel's Brazilian masterpiece|
|Mine was D...cherry clafouti|
and hey presto Rachel's Brazilian delight won 1st Prize!! Wooohooooo!!!! We were soooo happy!! She won a supercute cherry dessert platter, a three course dinner for two at a local 2 AA rosette restaurant and the opportunity to make the desserts in the restaurant kitchen and for the dessert to be served in the menu for the evening...what an honour!!
|One our way home with the winning platter outside the restaurant we had dinner|
|Our finished aprons!|
|Making the winning dessert in the restaurant kitchen|
|Rach with Head Chef, Chris|
|At the restaurant|
|Winning dessert on the menu with Rach's name!|
|The final presentation of the dessert...its no surprise they sold out right!|
We even featured in the local newspaper!!
Cherry Lane xoxo