Let's not dwell on it. Instead here are three moments that reminded me that the best laid plans don't always work out as we expect:
- I know my way to Fran and John's place quite well. Yet I wasn't concentrating and headed towards my parents' house instead. Sylvia and I took the scenic route to the party and got there a little later than I intended.
- Sylvia was quite excited about the party. Yet when she arrived and saw all the people there she was stuck by shyness and it took her quite a while to warm up and enjoy bouncing up and down with the other kids, lollypops in mouths!
- It was Stella's birthday yet she was fast asleep before all the games began.
- We had a swim and left the car in the swimming carpark while we went to the newsagent and fruit and veg shop, stopping to talk to a few people we knew from swimming. I was most displeased to get back to the car and have a parking ticket for overstaying the time limit by 20 minutes. There are a few places in Melbourne that I am very wary of overstaying parking but not in our local area.
- Sylvia lost a little and tiny castle my parents brought back from Denmark. She moved lots of furniture around in the loungeroom in search of it. We found the castle in her bedroom.
- When Sylvia was searching for the castle, I was pleased to finally find some green shoes I had been searching for. Unfortunately they had a huge hole in them and had to be thrown out. Perhaps that is why I had shoved them in a corner in the first place.
no churn ice cream recipes, I was aware that it makes a creamy ice cream.
It would also make a child happy if you just topped it up with milk and gave it to them in a cup. I know this because I had a little of the mixture leftover after filling 10 icy pole moulds so I did just that. Sylvia drank it in record time.
Vegan Mofo and hosting Pasta Please. I am trying to prepare as much as possible for it beforehand. The rest of yesterday's baking will appear later. This morning, I was pleased to be able to share a little of it with my lovely fellow bloggers Kari and Mel when we met for a coffee at Brunettis. Now I just need to stew those apples!
I am sending this soup to Simona from Briciole for Weekend Herb Blogging #398, the weekly event coordinated by Haalo and founded by Kalyn.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: WSC chocolate cherry cookies
Two years ago: Potage St Germain
Three years ago: SOS Chickpea, lemon and mint soup
Four years ago: Potato boston bun
Five years ago: Shepherd’s Pie Traditions
Six years ago: Midweek Mock Fish
Creamy strawberry icy poles
Adapted from BBC Good Food's Strawberry Milk Pops
makes about 9-10 icy poles
395g tin of condensed milk
100ml soy milk
Wash, hull and chop strawberries. Use a blender to puree. (As you will see in the photos, my food processor was otherwise engaged so I used my hand held blender in a large bowl.) Add condensed milk and soy milk and blend til pureed. Pour into icy pole moulds - leaving a little room at the top for the mixture to expand when frozen. Freeze overnight. To remove icy pole from mould, run under hot water until the icy pole comes away from mould easily.
On the Stereo:
Again: Alan Stivell