Okay, before we get into ducklings, I am sharing this yummy dessert I made the other night. Raspberries are in season right now around here:
I got the recipe out of Coup de Pouce magazine. Allow me to translate it for those who don't speak French:
Little Raspberry Creams with Coconut Milk
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) fresh raspberries
2 large eggs
1/3 cup (80 mL) sugar
juice and finely grated zest of 1 lime
1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) melted butter
1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened coconut milk
2 tbsp (30 ml) ground almonds
2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch
1. Spread 1 cup (250 mL) raspberries in the bottom of four heat-resistant 250-ml (1 cup) jars (I used Mason jars) or ramekins. Butter each jar. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar until the mixture is smooth. Beat in lemon juice and lime zest, melted butter, coconut milk, almonds and cornstarch. Divide the mixture among the four jars.
2. Bake in preheated 350 deg F (180 deg C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cream has set. Cool. (You can prepare the cream in advance and cover. They will keep up to 2 days in refrigerator. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.)
3. Just before serving, sprinkle with remaining raspberries.
So easy, so yummy! I garnished them with coarse sugar and mint sprigs from the garden.
And before we get to more sweetness, I ask you this: WHY? Why did I climb into bed last night only to discover the back half of a chipmunk gracing the comforter? And there were two very content cats snoozing on the bed. Now I know why Emily and Naomi didn't eat supper.
Gordon was my knight in shining pajamas, and came to take away the body. Or rather, half a body.
This also explains why the cats were staring under our basement freezer yesterday. I just figured it was a mouse but no, apparently we had a chipmunk in the house again. Ah, country living! It's a good thing I'm not squeamish. This morning I found a big bloodstain on the basement floor. I'll be cleaning that and laundering all the bed linens today!
And now, sweetness:
I'm betting that little guy in the front left, turned sideways and with lots of brown, is a boy.I can already see the difference in the boy/girl profiles. We'll see if i'm right!
I wonder what Mama was saying to her kids?
I have a plastic lawn chair in their run and the babies like to hang out underneath it.
Aerial view! Looooook at that widdle beak!!!
Meanwhile, I threw Mama in the swimming pool yesterday. She had a big long bath and seemed very happy with me babysitting the kids while she cleaned up.
Shake it off!
But the babies missed her.
"Mama! Why are you on the wrong side of the fence?!"
Have a marvellous weekend. I'm extracting honey this afternoon.