Is it weird that I really love pears? It has to be in my top three favourite fruit along with prickly pears and melons. I love ’em. And I love ’em in baking … as in pear and caramel muffins. And I love ’em in smoothies … as in pear and honey smoothies with some cinnamon. Try ’em. You’ll love ’em too. Also, I won’t be using ’em again. Bit too much?
It’s been a week of milk chocolate treats, ice cream, waffles and more ice cream. Green smoothies with peaches to the rescue! It’s my version of a detox smoothie but with none of the creepy detoxy tastes – this one is packed with sweet apple and peachy flavours and it’s oh so good for you. Keep the recipe for when you’re having one of those weeks.
We’re not making a big deal of Valentine’s Day this year, but I feel that strawberries need to get some play on the day love is celebrated around the world. So treat yourself and your loved ones with this liquid breakfast packed with vitamins – it’s delicious!
I’ve been taking full advantage of melon season this year. I made a colourful melon salad (with bacon!), a refreshing honey and melon ice cream, and now I’ve combined it with pineapple to make a tangy fruit smoothie – a healthy snack to get you through the day. It’s a pity they aren’t available year round. I love me some melons! 🙂
I haven’t been so sad to finish a book in a long time. I held on to the last pages of The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver for as long as I possibly could. Since I read The Poisonwood Bible, I’ve been a huge fan of her work. The huge amount of research that went into The Lacuna to create the perfect blend between history and fiction is evident in every character, landscape and event. The novel portrays well-known artists Diego Riviera and Frieda Kahlo, and politician Lev Trotsky along with other prominent figures, from the view of a young cook in their Mexican kitchen. The story is written as journal entries and spans over almost 30 years. Definitely a book I’d recommend if you’re into the arts and history. I absolutely loved it.