Saturday, October 30, 2010
We held a lunch today for my youngest she turned 1 a few weeks back. I wanted a small gathering of family and good friends to celebrate her last year. Compared to others I've thrown in the past this was very low key, I was very happy to have laid out a beautiful lunch for my family whom I don't see enough of.
We gathered around chatting of new jobs, ailments we are suffering as we get older, joked of more children, thought of our sister who couldn't make it and hoped she was feeling better today, thought of how we ought to see each other more, pull together those strings that have come lose or fallen away. A baby turning 1 ought to make us all reflect on life, on how precious it is, and on how much we all need those around us.
2 tbsp of gelatine or agar
1 cup cold water
1 cup caster sugar
Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan till hot but not boiling
this will take about 6 minutes.
Remove the coconut milk from the heat and keep in a heatproof jug,
covering it with a tea towel to keep it warm.
Wash and dry the saucepan.
In your dry saucepan add the cold water, sprinkling the gelatine, stirring over heat till it is dissolved.
Pour in coconut milk and add the sugar, keep over the heat and stir for 3 minutes or so, until the sugar has dissolved.
Pour into the mould, and carefully carry to the fridge, where it will rest overnight!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Ines' real-food microwave popcorn
small handful of popcorn
Brown paper bag
salt or sugar is opptional
Simply place the handful into the brown bag , fold top down allowing room for expansion
lay bag folded side down and microwave for 2 minutes or till they don't pop for 5 seconds.
Melted butter can be added at this step, only if you are going to keep it in tupperware to send to school.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Here they are, the larger cake you see was made using the same mixture and measured only 11 cm, the tiny cake tin it was baked in is too cute.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
A normal Sunday morning entails a Brunch of some sort, today however we went simply from one breakfast to another ending up with three scrumptious meals. We began with all of us sharing the same breakfast for once, porridge with pears cooked till glazed and sticky with agave syrup, with the option of hazelnuts or currants. Even my 7 year old whom on the weekend only ever wants pancakes polished it off. We then went and laid down to doze or snuggle in bed, all 6 of us.