I have a love hate relationship with all things twee. I am partial to a Cath Kidston peg bag and indeed, make up bag. But I don’t have the stomach for the full retro look complete with 1950s kitchen and lack of labour saving devices. I like my own time too much. I don’t hanker after a mangle that’s for sure.
I do rather like Bonne Maman jam jars washed out and filled with tea lights. Or even better washed out and filled with whipped cream, meringue kisses and fresh blueberries. Turns out they’re the almost perfect way to travel with blueberry mess. So if you’re planning a little picnic love this summer then consider the humble jam jar. Even kind to the environment what with this being a lovely way of recycling.
Two years ago: Teacher’s pet chocolate and hazelnut oaty biscuits and Spelt loaf and Vanilla cupcakes
Three years ago: Restorative chicken and leek risotto
Blueberry mess jam jars
Serves 2, scale up as required
- 200mls double cream, whipped
- 200g fresh blueberries
- 12 meringue kisses
- Maybe a few shavings of white chocolate if you fancy it
Just layer the mess up in clean jam jars (think about separating the meringue from the cream if travelling a long distance to lessen the soggy meringue issue) and then pop into the picnic hamper, not forgetting the spoons and napkins. A nice bottle of very well chilled cava cuts through a mess like a dream.
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