19 October 2014

KIDS: Strawberry Mousse Part II




Berries are on their way and I'm super excited.  I know you can get them all year round, but there is something a little special about the fresh, in season ones grown locally.  I could OD on them if I was that way incline....hold on a minute, I'm a Taurean!  Obsessive is my basic human nature.

Maybe that also explains why I can't just make the ONE strawberry mousse?  Hunh?







Strawberry Mousse, Part II
(see Part I recipe here)




Ingredients

300g strawberries
500ml cream, whipped
250g cream cheese, room temperature
4 tbsp caster sugar

12 small portions or 4 larger serves
Instructions

  1. Chop strawberries and then crush with a fork. Set aside.
  2. In an electric mixer, whip together the cream cheese and sugar until soft. Add whipped cream and mix until light and smooth.
  3. Toss in crushed strawberries and mix for a further few seconds until incorporated.
  4. Divide between bowl and chill before serving.






For me personally, this one was my preference - less sweet and a more sophisticated texture.  Almost luxurious (if a mousse can be luxurious).  However the verdict is in and Strawberry Mousse Part I is the winner for gorgeous Miss J's 3rd birthday party.




16 October 2014

Overabundance of Mustard ?




When I travel, my choice of souvenir for myself is more than likely some sort of food item (although with the amount of handbags I've accumulated, I may have to correct that statement).  

When I look in the fridge, mustard seems to have been a popular choice for me.  I'm not complaining, because God it's good, although there is only so much mustard a gal can eat.  It's not quite in the almond butter vicinity where I can dive right in with my spoon......

14 October 2014

It's Spring !





Spring.  I certainly wouldn't class it as my favourite season, but it's still a beauty, don't you think?  I love the very beginning of it, when the leaves just start to show themselves and splashes of colour can be seen everywhere you look as the flowers begin to bud.  I love that I still need to carry a jacket with me and that I can still rug up under a blanket most evenings.

I also love that Christmas is not too far away!