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Sunday Sevens..14 August

Saturday breakfast

Somehow, Saturday morning breakfasts are the best of the week, not only time to make these little scotch pancakes (they are low GI and wholemeal!) but all the lovely promise of two days to enjoy.

We went on with our local to Glorious Goodwood Ladies Day, it was a beautiful morning – I think I enjoyed seeing the outfits more than the horses. This red dress really caught my eye – these sisters were enjoying pimms before the racing. Unfortunately, after an hour of sunshine the rain set in! At one point we could barely see the horses! I came home with the same money I left with – having only lost one bet! which was quite an achievement.


My cucumber is really doing well – the fruits are enormous! We are investigating a couple of recipes for preservation – it would be nice to enjoy the freshness for as long as possible. My tomato plants are also giving a few ripe fruits – delicious and sweet. It has encouraged me to buy some winter cabbage and spinach seeds to see us through the winter. The veg box I bought a couple of weeks ago is still going strong – with a few fattening leeks among the seeding herbs.

We took a trip to Little Woodham in Gosport – it is a delightful little living history village – populated by re-enactors of the mid 16th Century. More on this visit soon.



We are enjoying having the Aga – it is our only cooker – it’s gentle heat is always welcome – despite the summer our kitchen remains pleasant. I decided to try a cooked cheesecake recipe – as the warming oven is perfect.


I find that if you cook the biscuit base with the cheesecake it comes out all soggy – so I made the cheesecake first then added the biscuits to the top.

Cheese cake Aga

It might look a little messy, but it takes delicious!

Breakfast poached peaches

Mr D made some poached peaches for breakfast on Sunday… enough to bring the sunshine for the rest of the week.

17 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens..14 August”

  1. Fred, I keep thinking about your cheesecake! I love cheesecake but have never dared to make it myself. I bake sponges and flapjacks. Your Aga sounds brilliant. They’re a great invention, also heating the home. I use my mum’s 30-something year old gas oven, it’s the best oven I’ve ever used.

    Sounds like you had some lovely days out – yes, the red dress is gorgeous! It deserves a hat and a Chihuahua like Oscar Dandelion to set it off… ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

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    1. Hi Faith, lovely to hear from you. Yes, I think a hat and a little dog would have completed her outfit nicely! wow a 30 year old gas oven sounds amazing! I do prefer gas it seems easier to regulate.

      Have a go at a baked cheesecake, it is so easy, you just pop it in the oven and then switch it off!

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      1. I forgot to say that I would have complemented that dress too – perhaps in a larger size. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ‘œ ๐Ÿ‘  ๐Ÿ‘—
        And, thank you, you’ve given me hope to try baking cheesecake ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿต ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿฐ

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  2. Love your table cloth and the tea cup. They are so pretty. And I had never heard of an Aga before so I looked it up and they are beautiful. It reminds me of the old cast iron wood cook stove we had when I was a little girl. My mom cooked many family meals on it and it also heated our house in the winter. So many happy memories!
    Thanks for this post and have a blessed day.

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    1. Hi thanks for your lovely comment, I love the table cloth as well, the cross-stitching must have taken a lifetime to do! Glad the Aga brought happy memories for you, it is such a blessing. The same to you!


      1. I’m not doing so much running nowadays, I’m going to gym classes with my golfing pal. We’ve been going to Les Mills Body Pump and I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. We grew up with an Aga and I’d love one again one day. That’s a novel way to make a cheesecake – upside down! Poached peaches for breakfast sounds absolutely divine – what a thoughtful gesture by your husband.

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  4. What a lovely Sunday! One of my good friends used to be a jockey and I loved going to see her ride – since she retired (after a bad injury), I haven’t been back to the track, but this post is reminding me I must!


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