My little edam has been happily chilling in the cool box. Now that the skin has dried it was time for a wax coating. My first attempt was simply pouring the hot wax over it. This seemed to work okay but every time I turned it over to wax the other side the underneath part would peal off. Very frustrating. So I popped it back in the cool box and sulked for a couple of days. Today I bought a cheap paint brush and had another go. This time I painted thing layers over and over again. Finally - victory. It looks great. Kind of knobbly but I think this adds to its rustic charm.
|Leo trying to keep his nose warm.|
|Flowers from Monique's garden|
And I almost forgot to mention that I made Elder Flower champagne. Alison kindly picked some flowers for me and I quickly added them to boiling water, sugar, white wine vinegar and chopped lemons. In two weeks it will be ready for drinking. If it turns out to be as yummy as I think I'll have to save a bottle for Christmas day.