Tuesday 25 August 2015

Summer Hols - Devon -the Cream Tea edition

D is for delicious Devon scones
E is for every calorie in the clotted cream
V is for very moreish
I is for I couldn't face another bite
O is for only one a day
N is for nearly didn't finish it! 

Yum! We went to Westward Ho! 
The exclamation mark is actually included in the name. Not sure why. 

The evening sunshine was glorious,
so the disposable BBQs were duly lit. 
Here is a recipe you may or may not have sampled before. If you have, then you understand the magic, if you haven't, then, honestly, don't be revolted...like I was when first confronted by them at a friend's BBQ- give them a go! 
Bacon Cherry Rolls
You will need:
Streaky bacon 
Glacé cherries
Method :
1. Cut the rashers of bacon in half
2. Wrap a whole cherry tightly in the bacon 
3. Pop it on a skewer
4. BBQ it for ages! 
5. Try not to die from delight/burn your mouth as you eat them! 

These are best popped on the BBQ as soon as the last burger/sausage/rib/whatever has been moved. They need turning occasionally. But basically enjoy the meal and the company as they transform ...
Ready to go! 
Not yet.....
Not yet....
So close....

Mmmmmmmm the crispy saltiness surrounds the now juicy hot sweet cherry that pops in your mouth when you bite! Am I selling it to you? Also, if you and yours do like them, you will never make enough - true fact!! 

So it's now Tuesday and once I've pegged out the hot tub towels, we are off castling! The starry sky last night was so clear, the moon shone  really brightly. It was a little chilly out, but it didn't matter in the hot tub!! 
Today: My Weather Apps on my phone say it is cloudy with rain- however I see blue skies as I look out across the water! I can also see little fat blue tits/great tits/coal tits and robins stuffing peanuts down their beaks from the feeder, as fast as they can! It's odd because if I ever put red peanuts out for the birds at home, they go mouldy and untouched. I bought a suet block when we went shopping and it took them a few days, but they seem to be enjoying that too! 

Right, breakfast on the decking to be eaten! 
Lots of love from

Rachel *look, Tracey's socks match my dress* Radiostar xxx 


  1. Oh, those bacon and cherry things look gorgeous. Bacon and prunes is a very posh recipe, I think - I reckon I'd prefer cherries! I think it needs to go on The List!
    J x

  2. I hope you're going to take those socks off at some point and wash them. I LOVE cream teas- a definite must when on hols, and I can imagine those cherry bacons would be delicious too. Happy castling :o) x

  3. Yep you have definitely sold me on those bacon cherry roles m'dear, I cannot wait to give them ago. Sooo looking forward to our break down south, cannot come soon enough me thinks.

  4. Glad to see that you can cross 'have a cream tea' off your holiday to-do list!

  5. anything with bacon gets my vote!

    School hols have gone by so quickly haven't they? Can't believe school starts up again next week :O(

    How lovely to meet up with a blog pal. When I got married one of my blog friends came to the wedding, she lives in Brighton (Hove, actually - which was also the name of her blog at the time). I was just as happy to get to meet her and her family in the flesh as I was to get married.

    Enjoy your day. :O) x


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