I think I have the BEST neighbours ever!...
We live in a little Cul-D-Sac, with great neighbours who watch out for each other...every year one of our neighbours hosts a Christmas street party.
Some of us have been here since day one...14 years now, we built and moved in almost all at the same time
This year it's neighbours Patrick and Julie hosting...we all take a plate of food, and a few drinks.
We sit and chat for most of the afternoon, enjoying each other company, taking time to reflect on the past year...
Every one's so busy these days, it's great to meet, relax and do this at the end of the year...I made Apricot Danish to take, also a Zucchini slice, which we won't talk about...I forgot to put in the bacon! Here we are sitting under our neighbours beautiful Tusan style outdoor entertaining area, waiting for the rest of the neighbours to arrive.
Beautiful grape vines over head shaded us as we sit and chat...
A big thank you to Patrick and Julie, who made us so welcome...and to darling sweet Julia, Julie's Mum, who had some wonderful stories about her life experiences to tell..
Can you believe that we have two Julie's and two Julia's ( me included ) living in our little street..
Anyway here's the recipe for the Danish...
Sheets of puff pastry thawed out
Drained tinned Apricots
Cut pastry sheets into four, fold edges over to form a border and prick all over with fork to prevent rising too much
Add a couple of pinches of almond meal on pastry, this will absorb any moisture from the apricots,
Place half an apricot on top of meal, and press down with a fork to flatten a bit.
Soften some of the ginger marmalade in the microwave oven, and spoon about a teaspoon full over the apricot..brush edges of pastry with a beaten egg and bake in a moderate /hot oven until golden ...
When cool, dust with icing sugar...great as is or serve with fresh whipped cream
How easy is that...enjoy....♥