Last Thursday I was feeling rubbish. It was the last week of the school holidays and I was trying to get lots done. But my body decided to make me go down with a cold. It started on the Tuesday morning as a sore throat. I thought nothing of it at first and put it down to snoring the night before! But the sore throat did not wear off and by Wednesday had turned into a horrible cold. By Thursday although it was nothing really in the scheme of things I felt very low. I was meant to be meeting my Mum and our friend for a picnic in Clumber Park about an hour’s drive away from me over the border into Nottinghamshire. I hadn’t seen much of my Mum over the summer and I hadn’t seen our friend for ages either. I thought, well if I’m ok by tonight, we can still go!
I went ahead and did the baking for the picnic. I started off with Pistachio Cupcakes, a recipe I found on the Good Food IPhone Cake App. I love pistachio nuts and thought these cupcakes sounded pretty with their pastel colouring. Here’s how they were made:
It was a shame that at the end I decided I felt too rough to go to the picnic. The baking I had done remained at home and got troughed over the next few days at home. My children don’t really like pistachios so luckily these lasted a lot longer than the other things in the cake tin!
Love Sam xx