These sugar cookies are already decorated! I’ve incorporated soft sprinkles into the cookie dough before rolling it out and cutting it into Easter shapes. The effect means that they look like they are already decorated with pastel coloured spots.
Christmas is coming… The decorations and Christmas trees have been in the shopping centres for months now.
My two sons are getting increasingly more excited. Yesterday we put the Christmas Tree up – exciting times for a 4 year old and a 2 year old. 🙂 They also opened the first drawer on our Advent Calendar.
For me, Christmas is also a time for catching up with family and friends – and to make lots of sweet treats to share with them. What’s not to love about the combination of coconut and white chocolate? This truffles recipe is very easy to make – you’ll be sure to impress with them. Don’t leave out the lemon rind – it really ties the flavours in nicely.
I was at my local supermarket the other day and I got a nice surprise. As soon as I entered the store I saw strawberries on display – for only 50 cents a punnet. That’s bargain prices!
Of course I stocked my trolley with a few punnets. But I also wonder about the farmer who grew these strawberries, and how much the supermarket has paid the farmer for the strawberries? Supermarkets have a history of undercutting producers….
Want an easy no-bake Easter treat? Well here’s an easy recipe for you!
These Strawberry Easter Carrots are simple and delicious. I found a similar idea on Pinterest (soo many ideas on there!) that suggests using candy melts. I think white chocolate is probably tastier. You do need to ensure you use an oil based food colouring for this – I use Creative brand stocked at my local cake decorating shop. Water based food colouring will make the chocolate seize and harden.
Easter is fast approaching. It’s time to look past the commercial aspect of the season and think about the real reason for Easter and the sacrifices made. It’s time to think about new life.
Easter eggs represent new life and also symbolise the tomb in which Christ’s body was placed. Over the years Easter eggs have developed from painted bird’s eggs to chocolate eggs – and they’re everywhere! Easter eggs have been on the shelves of supermarkets since the beginning of the year. It seems as though it’s a little earlier every year, but I’d like to think that the normal savvy shopper can look past this consumerism and pause to think about the real meaning.