Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday April 17th 2008 Grasmere Gingerbread!

Upper Image above is an Ullswater lake steamer, the one below a three image Panorama of Ullswater near Glenridding...
First thing we do when coming to the Lake District is to scoot down to Grasmere to buy a pack of "Sarah Nelson Grasmere Gingerbread" (a great delicacy round these parts, and nothing like any other gingerbread you are likely to have eaten!
The outside is covered with fine crumbs, and the consistency when just bought is like a stiff fudge, which hardens when stored until after a few days it's as hard as toffee: one trick when it's a week or so old (ours rarely lasts this long, mind!) is to warm it in the oven for a minute or two (or microwave for thirty seconds)
It is delicious, next time your in the area give yourself a great treat!

Todays picks are of, first of all some catkins by the waterside of Derwentwater, and the canoes of a school party.
That's followed by some views from "The Struggle " a steep, winding and very long hill, which runs from Ambleside up to Kirktone Pass,

We also bought some delicious Cumberland sausage, which went down a treat at tea time!
The weather was pretty good, cold and sunny till just before tea, when we had some light rain.

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