I can't believe I forgot to mention the brownies!
After our fruit-picking expedition the other day I'm left with more raspberries than even I can eat, and I adore raspberries. So I googled chocolate and raspberry recipes, convinced I'd seen a recipe somewhere that combined chocolate goodness with raspberry goodness. ('Scuse me, drooling on the keyboard). And I found a Sue Lawrence recipe on the BBC Food website for Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies. Mmmmm. I've tried quite a few Sue Lawrence recipes now, by chance really - quite often her recipes are the ones that I find when I do a search for a particular thing, so she must have similar tastes to me! - and they're always spot on.
It didn't go entirely to plan because I used a silicone baking 'tin' as it was the right size, but really I think a proper tin is called for in this recipe as the middle was more of a chocolate and raspberry crumble than brownies. It was still very edible but had to be eaten with a spoon! But the pieces round the edges are more cohesive and, chilled especially, taste truly heavenly. I may have to make another batch. Now I've just got to work out what to do with all the strawberries..
In other Thrilling News, ooooh - I googled 'dyeing nepeta' after an idle thought, and a couple of sites suggest you can get a yellow dye from nepeta leaves. Hurray! I've got masses of it!