Cornwall Chamber Orchestra, flapjacks and puppies.

2015 January Scruffy and Spikey

This blog is a little like the Cornwall Chamber Orchestra (CCO)  – no activity over the Christmas period ;-). The CCO is a delightful orchestra and is now full swing into the 2014-15 season.  Judith Bailey the conductor of this orchestra puts some interesting programmes together to combine well known classics with new commissions. The programme for this season includes Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and a new work by David Hart called Robal’s Orchestral Colours. Also on the programme is a Donizetti Cor Anglais concerto and it is a real treat to be able to hear Malcolm Andrews the soloist play.

The programme meets with Spikey’s approval for he is a real music lover although sometimes his tastes are a little eclectic – Jessie J (hmmmmmm), pieces for piccolos and alarm clocks. Usually he is quite put out about not being able to attend the concerts himself but this issue has now been solved – he has a new best friend called Scruffy. Mum and Dad have a new puppy called Scruffy and when the orchestra is playing, Spikey will go to play with Scruffy.
Forthcoming dates for the orchestra are –

Sunday 25th January St Elwyns Church Hayle 3pm

Sunday 1st February St Marys Church Penzance 3pm

So I’ve devised a new flapjack recipe which went down well with my flute group yesterday and will be a nice treat  with the slow release energy in oats  to have on CCO days. Thank you to Emma for her homemade mincemeat2015-01-18 11.25.18

Mincemeat Flapjacks

6 oz vegan margarine ( I used Pure)

2 oz agave

5 oz mincemeat

2 oz desiccated coconut

2 oz pumpkin seeds

13 oz oats

Preheat the oven to 190 oC .Melt the margarine, agave and mincemeat in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Press all the ingredients into a brownie tin and cook for 20-25 minutes

Almond Butter Brownies

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This is a super quick blog as have some friends coming around to play some Kate music in a minute. Spikey keeps rushing over to the door in anticipation of the visitors – I clearly need to teach him to tell the time. Have tried a new recipe for when we have a break  – Almond Butter Brownies and the link is here

http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2014/10/21/dessert-of-the-month-almond-butter-brownies-with-sea-salt/?adbid=10154741958010257&adbpl=fb&adbpr=147307165256&soc=healthyeatssocial_20141021_34160627