Lots of this has been going on! I’ve been signing copies of JACARANDA SNOW all week. It’s available in select bookshops in Australia and online here. If you’ve pre-ordered, thank you so much; on Tuesday I’m posting books to you with love from Sydney. Here I was at Beachside Bookshop in Avalon…you guys, what a privilege to sign books! I was grinning.
It was a busy week, so for Saturday lunch I threw together my favourite "I Have Not Been Shopping and The Fridge is Bare and the Teenagers Are Staring at Me” tomato soup. It’s always delicious on a rainy day, so I thought I’d share it with you. It works surprisingly well as the first course for a dinner party. But shhhhhh! Don’t tell anyone how easy it is. (You can make yours without sherry, but increase the sugar a little or substitute with apple juice. That’s what Dr Google recommends!)
Then I made some scones with cheddar. But will someone PLEASE send me a better recipe? These scones were like Canadian hockey pucks, except white. And brown.
The soup was amazing!! I thought the scone situation was going well. They look so promising, right??? But I need your help. The scones were okay, but kind of heavy and dumpy and meh, so what’s the secret?
The soup, however, is worth it.
Sending love (& hoping for scone recipes in return!) Please comment here or email them through.