Raspberry & Orange Oaty Crumble and some thoughts on food

Each week when I go through my photos on my camera there are two very strong themes: food and babies.  With each flick through it’s food and babies, food and babies, food and babies, with equal amounts of both.  And rightly so really, because at this stage the food I make is directly related to what I think the babies will eat, as well as my attempt to squeeze in as much nutrition for them, with every option I offer. Continue reading

Dress your greans in Lemon & Basil Vinaigrette

I’m not sure if David Sedaris would appreciate the literary nod in the title… I would hope he wouldn’t mind it too much.  He lives in the UK now so perhaps this should be seen as an invitation to David to come over for dinner.  David, if you’re reading this, I promise not to bastardise any more of your book titles if you come over for dinner, and I’ll even try to feed you dishes you’d like to eat.  I also make a mean breakfast ice cream,  if brunch is more your thing.  I’m flexible. Continue reading

Banana & Peanut Butter Breakfast Ice Cream

I don’t know about you, but for me with summer sunshine comes my non-stop desire for ice cream.  Perhaps it’s hereditary, because Nell every morning now for the last few weeks has woken up asking for ice cream for breakfast.

We’ve done the smoothie thing, which works for a while satisfying that icy creamy sweet itch, until it doesn’t. And then it’s back to the drawing board.   I skeptically read several bloggers raving about frozen banana ice cream, making them the subject of food-related jokes for a while. But then it got hot, the ice cream for breakfast requests intensified tenfold and I got desperate.

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Pea Pesto; Our New Summer Staple

We’ve pretty much taken to playing a weekly game of ‘guess that pesto’ in our house.  Broccoli, kale and avocado have all made the line up. And now possibly the most delicious one of them all has been discovered; pea. This is the perfect summer pesto.  It’s quick and light and surprisingly versatile.  Time wise, from start until it’s dinner time we are talking roughly 15 minutes in total. If you’re growing mint, basil or even peas (if your thumb is green enough) then it’s almost put together for you right outside in your garden. Continue reading