Posted on July 2, 2016
It has really been too hot around here to cook, bake or simply think about anything but water, smoothies, salads and even more water. Summer has laid its usual traps for my kids: they crave for limonade, fruit juice and icecream…
Don’t you think it is sometines tricky to please them, feed them and avoid useless sugars?
I never add sugar to their morning smoothies because smoothies are already prepared with the natural sugar contained in fruits.
Now I wish to learn how to prepare scrumptious home-made icecream with reduced sugar.
For a cold and refreshing dessert on Wednesday, I simply blended a few handfuls of frozen berries with almond milk, popy seeds and a pinch of coconut sugar.
What are your tricks to replace sugar in your children’s drinks and meals?
Posted on June 21, 2016
Don’t look for the pixie dust in this recipe. I did not find any. Except if fairies rolled in my cinnamon powder on Sunday morning. There was a lot of dust on my kitchen table – teff flour, nut powder, coco sugar – but this earthy-colored dust almost fell of my thoughts like dust from the cover of an old book. Nothing to do with my crush for Mr Rock-My-Spud. This Father’s Day was filled with a myriad of scents and flavours guided by the lost voices of the men we loved and left us too early. Their scents too. Tobacco, leather, dry mud, warm wood.
I did bake my Sunday morning cake with an earthy feeling thinking of my grand-dad and one special other man. Cinnamon and nuts came to me naturally in this story. Teff flour as well as it has a light hazelnut flavour. And raw chocolate for its strength.
All my Sunday cooking actually reverberated my nostalgia.
Because it is never too late (or too early) to cook for someone we love – even if this someone is gone – here is the recipe of my Time Cake. It really acts like a time machine in my mouth.
Posted on June 9, 2016
Violet did not believe I could dream of a recipe while thinking of her. Violet is my eldest daughter, a headstrong character. Violet is not her real name. It is the name I would have given her if she had spurted out of my pen but she bursted out of my flesh instead. My C-Section scar still reminds me of it.
Violet is strong and beautiful. Fierce but shy. Even when she is around, she is not really available. Her mind is always planning a trip or two in some fantasy lands she creates in her sketchbooks.
For her, I have imagined theses little cakes she can throw in her balluchon before rushing to the forbidden forest where she will need lots of energy to save her prince charming.
If you want to prepare the same for your little explorers, here are the ingredients you will need: