Monday, 4 August 2008

Welcome home, MG!

Munchkin Granny got home yesterday after a month in New Zealand with Kiwi Family. I thought she would be feeling sad after leaving her two grand-munchkins on the other side of the world, so I wanted to cheer her up a little. I was going to surprise her at the airport but had to spill the beans when she said she was going to ask a friend to pick her up. But I did manage to produce a surprise Eco-Sis which really made her day, and had gone to her flat in advance to make sure all was tidy and aired, pet her cat after a month of being fed by her very kind neighbour, and - of course - rustle up some welcome home food so she wouldn't have to cook for a few days.


MG (who, just to clarify, is the Munchkin and Munchkinette's Granny, and Eco Sis, Kiwi Sis and my mum) was remarkably perky and well groomed after her enormous flight, and full of anecdotes about the almost unbearably cute little ones. Eco Sis and I leapt on the camera to see her photos, and see how much the Munchkin had grown since they left. I'm sure it doesn't quite make up for leaving the grand-munchkins behind, but she did like her welcome home cake, a berry clafouti cake I've been wanting to make for a while. The recipe was from a Sainsbury's magazine (I think) and I used blackberries instead of the recipe's blackcurrants which you never seem to see in supermarkets. It was lovely and moist and really easy. I also made her a pea and rocket soup which has shot to the joint-top of my favourite soup list (I'll make it again and blog about it properly), and a pasta bake courtesy of Heidi at 101 Cookbooks. Hopefully they'll at least help her over the jetlag and fuel her through a few evenings of organising her photos.


I'm a bit nervous about posting the recipe for the cake after reading Johanna's comments about a fracas between a fellow-blogger and some over-zealous recipe-owners. I've always wondered about whether there were any rules on copying recipes, modified or otherwise, but assumed that as long as they were credited it was ok. So for now I'll play it safe - there are lots of clafouti cake recipes out there, so hopefully it should be easy to recreate. Sorry for being a woos....

Welcome home, Munchkin Granny!

4 comments:

Johanna said...

your cake looks lovely and welcoming - I am sorry to make you feel wary of posting recipes because I always like to read them - hope you don't give up posting them altogether

Lysy said...

no no - it was a very salutary reminder that there are legal implications! I will post others still but since that one was from a recent magazine thought I'd steer clear. I'm glad you liked the look of it anyway!

Anonymous said...

MG here expressing enormous appreciation for the airport greeting and all your hard work. also testifying to the deliciousness of all the cooking. Have just finished the soup at work today and looking forward to some more cake tonight.

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