Thursday, 9 August 2007

Summertime, and the living is easy

First, the socks I finished at the beach today - and gave to my neighbour for her 2 year old daughter this evening.

Sand sculpture

Beautiful park

Mums enjoying the shade

Kids enjoying the dock (no, that boat isn't ours)


Little fish

Boys + water + sand + fishing nets = fun

And a playground too

And home for a late supper with flapjacks for dessert. As my Canadian friends thought that flapjacks were pancakes, I thought I'd put the recipe here for these simple treats that youngest son loves to make.

FLAPJACKS (recipe adapted from Rose Elliot's Cheap and Easy cookbook)

three quarters of a cup of sugar
three quarters of a cup of margarine or butter
one eighth of a cup of liquid sweetener (maple syrup or agave)
4 cups rolled oats

Melt the first three ingredients over low heat in a saucepan. When combined, add the oats, mix until they are all coated, pour into a 9 X 13 pan (you might want to line it with baking parchment). Flatten out (we use a potato masher) and bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees (190 Celsius). Cut into pieces while still warm, leave to cool. Eat!


Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures! I really like the sandsculpture :)

Samantha said...

L and I were talking on the way home and it really is our favourite beach (hint, hint for next year ;o) It's not crowded, there is lots for all the kids to do and well, the bathrooms are much nicer!! It is definitely worth the extra driving to get there - plus there is a very nice yarn store on the way :)

Katherine said...

Great pictorial of a lovely day, Nicola.
Thanks for clearing up the flapjack confusion. (Sorry, I still think of them as pancakes... your version sounds like a dessert, and a yummy one).

est said...

hi katherine & heather & samantha & nicola!

what a cool idea to start a blog together!! thanks for visiting my blog kat! :)