And just like that Cornwall went back to normal and it was like it never happened! But for a few days over the weekend things got very surreal around here with cavalcades of giant black cars and security driving through Penzance, exotic helicopters circling in the sky and our beautiful beaches flashing out on news reports across the globe – Boris even revealed himself to be a keen sea swimmer, diving in for a morning dip!
When it was announced that the G7 was coming to Cornwall my first thought (once I had confirmed it wasn’t April fool’s day!) was that it would be amazing for business. In the end, however, St. Ives was very quiet; all the visitors were hanging out within the ‘ring of steel’ that said I don’t think I’m alone in feeling incredibly proud of Cornwall; our landscape, people and food. We managed to host a peaceful, positive global event in the midst of a pandemic. It’s a weekend we won’t forget in a hurry!
Although we did see our little shop sneak into shot on the G7 Devon and Cornwall police website...
When life gives you lemons, make homemade lemonade! We've all heard the saying but how many times have you actually stopped and thought "Ok, I will make myself some lemonade and I will make it right now"?
Well this is the time! We've decided to share our favourite and oh so simple lemonade recipe with you and we've even talked to the powers that be about arranging some sunshine! So grab those lemons, pop your favourite summer frock (or male equivalent!) on, grab a jolly picnic blanket and a great summer read and head outside, sip and relax!
All you need to quench your thirst (and perhaps the thirst of a friend) are 4 lemons, make sure you get the nice unwaxed ones, 160 grams of caster sugar, around a litre of water and a whole bunch of ice cubes. And a food processor or blender, otherwise it's not half as nice!
Cut the lemons into a few pieces and whizz them up with half the water and half the sugar and a few ice cubes. After a minute or two pour this liquid through a fine sieve into a jug to keep and then tip the contents of the sieve back into the food processor or blender. Add the rest of the water and the other half of the sugar and a few more ice cubes and whizz up again. Pour through your sieve again into the same jug and then you can bin the pulp from the sieve. Et voila! You can put this into a pretty jug if you're serving at home or you can pop into a nice glass bottle if you're heading out for a picnic. All that's left to say is, Cheers!