Today was a lovely sunny day, so we headed down to the Bodensee to one of our favourite outdoor restaurants with a hard-to-beat playground.
The playground is a mish-mash of old tractors and rollers, plastic ride on toys, a weather-beaten mini trampoline and your normal swings and see-saws. There are also goats, rabbits, pigs, guinea pigs, horses and donkeys to look at. The Munchkins love it here. Also because they know that after lunch they can get ice-cream.
Lunch is a simple affair; there are only about 5 items on the menu. The Munchkins always get Bratwurst. We always get pork steak and salad. Everyone’s happy.
After the obligatory ice-cream, we took a walk down to the lake and found a beach! Kind of. But it’s the closest thing to a beach we’ve seen in a couple of weeks. It’s a bit hard to see in the photo, but the town across the other side is Meersburg, in Germany. If you had your own boat, you could sail across there yourself!
On our way back to St. Gallen we stopped in at a strawberry farm and just had to buy a couple of boxes of strawberries and raspberries.
So for tea tonight we had freshly baked scones with homemade (runny) strawberry jam, fresh raspberries and strawberries.
Unfortunately, I overcooked the fruit scones, next time I need to remember that my oven cooks them in 15 minutes and not closer to 20!
Here they are: Delia Smith’s Plain Scones. The recipe for Wholewheat Fruit Scones isn’t online, but you could try her Rich Fruit Scones instead.