According to Delia Smith, you can "probably get rich fruit scones to the plate within twenty five minutes of having first thought of them". I have had a terrible craving for honey recently - something to do with the pollen season? - so I decided to test the notion. Happily it is indeed possible, at least if you use a food processor. Of course, there is always the risk that you'll make an error if you rush, and I did - plain flour instead of self raising. Obviously they didn't rise as they should, but they tasted fine. You can find the recipe here though I add more fruit, sultanas and cranberries if I have them.
Today I have been making inroads into the rhubarb by making my favourite Glencar Jam. (If you decide to make it you'll get just over four jars, and you can do without the candied peel if you prefer - I do. And don't forget you'll need to leave it overnight before boiling.) Come September, the shelves will be packed with this stuff and I'll have to make myself a whole new wardrobe of dresses that will fit.
I am off to my pattern cutting class shortly. Just as well really.