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“Life’s a pudding full of plums.”
W.S. Gilbert

Fourth day of constant blogging! It’s almost like being back in the 365 challenge again! I’m not sure exactly how it happened, but photography has been sparked – mostly by a few creations in the kitchen. This one is no exception, so look away now if you don’t like pudding!

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Who doesn’t like pudding? Especially one that’s incredibly low in calories as this one. I’m not sure exactly how many, but there definitely wasn’t much. I recycled the glass dishes some time ago from a very nice (but naughty) cheesecake made by the company called GU. I thought the glasses would come in handy some day, and that day has come. So here’s the recipe…

Strawberry Smoothie with Ginger-nut Biscuit

The ingredients consisted of yesterdays left over blogged about smoothie. Basically strawberry, yoghurt, crushed ice and a dash of coconut and pineapple juice all blended together. I then crushed a few ginger biscuits, I think one or two per dish, and pressed them into the base to make a cheesecake type consistency. A little water was added to make it stick better. I poured on the smoothie and stuck the whole thing in the freezer as the consistency of the smoothie was too runny to rely on it setting. I guess you could add stuff like Gelatin to make it set properly if you wanted…

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Anyway, a few hours later and it was perfectly set and ready to go. I sliced a strawberry so that it perched on the edge…et voila…Strawberry Smoothie (Iced) with Ginger-Nut Biscuit. And it tasted AMAZING!

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I’m always looking for set up ideas, cutlery, bits and pieces and backdrops. If anyone has anything odd that doesn’t fit with their usual set of kitchenware just send it my way! For the above shots I used the punnet of strawberries for a red background (where captured), a green table mat for the base and ordinary cutlery teaspoons for the added tableware.

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Strawberry Vanilla Smoothies

At the weekend, as you will probably have gathered from my previous posts, it was hot. It was too hot to even eat! All we really wanted was ice, ice lollies, ice cream or yoghurt. So we reached a happy medium by combining a few key ingredients to make smoothies!

  • 2 Tubs of Vanilla Fat Free Yoghurt (flavour, amount and nutrition values can change as per what you’d like)
  • 1 punnet of strawberries (hulled)
  • 2 glasses/cups/mugs of ice cubes
  • 1 dash of coconut and pineapple juice (optional but reccomended!)

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Basically, we chucked all of the ingredients into the blender thingy-bob and mushed it up for about 2 minutes and it was pretty near to perfect. Added in the slug of juice (because we forgot before) and it was perfect. Smoothie’s are not an exact science and googling turfs up all sorts of concoctions – but if you like them plain and simple, this is your flavour!

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In other news – three blogs in as many days? I guess it’s the weather going to my head…but I’ve honestly missed this, I’ve missed photography, blogging and in general just talking about nonsense for a few paragraphs and have people ‘liking it’ to stroke my ego. More please!

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“There is nothing particularly wrong with salmon, of course, but like caramel candy, strawberry yogurt, or liquid carpet cleaner, if you eat too much of it you are not going to enjoy your meal.”
― Lemony Snicket

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