Here are the rhubarb and custard cocktails. So delicious made with my home grown rhubarb. The Advocaat makes a good custardy layer on the top. If you want to try this at home, the recipe is here.
They were quite small, but very sweet so I don’t think you’d want to make them any bigger. Smaller glasses might be better. David has now made a second cocktail of retro eggnog, which is basically Advocaat, lime juice and lemonade with a bit of grated nutmeg on the top. It’s nice, but the winner of the day is definitely the rhubarb and custard cocktail, and I can see us making that again. Very satisfying looking at David’s happily surprised face saying “oh, that’s really nice” when he sipped it tentatively, as when I first suggested making this he looked a bit horrified as he is not a rhubarb fan.
Tonight is kind of my birthday again.. as the meal I wanted to order for my birthday hadn’t arrived beforehand is now here. We have had a delivery from the restaurant chain Côte. There is a fishcake starter, followed by butterflied chicken breast with gratin potatoes and then rich chocolate mousse. All we have to do is put it in the oven. Perfect. Happy birthday to me, again!
It was nice to see the sun back again today in Windsor, what a gorgeous spring day. I spent the morning pottering in the garden around the veg patch. I planted some sweet peas, admired all the other stuff that is growing well, managed to avoid a big spider spotted lurking in the shed, and had a good weed and tidy up of the path next to the veg patch. All is now looking shipshape. David meanwhile tidied up the garage (again). He does like to have a tidy garage. I just see the garage as a big cupboard, but for a David it is a room for exercise and important DIY projects, tools and stuff. He has been known to tidy the garage when I have suggested we tidy up the house as friends are coming over. Like someone is going to inspect the tidiness of your garage or something.
Going back to the rhubarb and custard theme, does anyone (of a certain age) remember the cartoon on TV in the 1970s called Roobarb and Custard? It was really good, I loved it. There was a dog called Roobarb and a cat called Custard next door. There were also a bunch of gossiping birds ?crows who I remember sitting on a line. The music of the theme tune just popped instantly into my head. Isn’t memory a strange thing? Things you thought you’d forgotten about are all filed away in dusty compartments in the back of your mind somewhere. Sometimes completely useless but fun things like the Roobarb and Custard theme tune!
I was especially impressed with the clouds today on our walk. Simply stunning.
That’s all folks. Same time tomorrow xxx