We recently had a family day out and went fruit picking at a local farm. After I directed us the wrong way (oops!) we finally made it to the fruit farm. Mandarins, lemons and limes were ready to be picked. We collected our buckets, had a sneaky taste test whilst picking them, then filled them with lovely juicy mandarins, lemons and limes.
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 have been meaning to post this slice for a few weeks now but my SD card reader broke , so I was unable to access the image files on my camera card. Thankfully I now have a new one (thanks Ebay!), so I can get back to posting.
Muffins are super easy and super fast. No need for beaters or electric mixers. All you need is a bowl and spoon.
Mulberries are not easily found on supermarket shelves. They look similar to a blackberry, but longer in length. Once they have ripened to a dark black berry and have been picked, they don’t keep for too long. It’s best to use them up straight away – that’s if you haven’t eaten them all whilst picking them and have a dark stain on your mouth and fingers! Mulberry leaves are also the favoured food of silkworms. So if your kids bring silkworms home from school, you had better find a mulberry tree to supply you with the leaves!
Muffins don’t usually have icing on them. I’ve broken from tradition and included a cream cheese frosting (which does use a mixer) on these muffins, so I guess they’re a cross between cupcakes and muffins. If you don’t want to include the frosting, they are just as yummy without.
Lemons, lemons, lemons! They are so versatile – great in drinks, cakes, slices, biscuits, an even as an immune booster or a cleaner!
I had some spare lemons in my fridge from my parent’s backyard, so decided to use them up in a delicious lemon yoghurt cake recipe. The lemon zest provides plenty of flavour whilst the yoghurt ensures the cake stays fresher for longer.