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 mincemeat
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