Although I write a bit about food we have grown, I haven't posted much about food I cook. After a suggestion from a friend who reads this blog, I will try to write a bit more about cooking- today I made the most spectacular Blackberry Yoghurt Cake after our regular Saturday morning trip to the local Farmer's Markets. We try as much as we can to have our cooking include seasonal produce. There are lots of blackberries around right now, and I love berries. The recipe is from here and it was delicious- we make our own yoghurt which I used, and also eggs from the chooks. I had three slices- so did everyone- and there is not much left:
We are all settling back into the school term routine, which means A2 and I have a couple of days a week when she is not at pre-school and I am not at work and it is just the two of us. We normally do errands and grocery shopping on one of those days, and this year her dance class is after school so on the other day we had together we made Valentines- not something I would normally do (insert usual rant relating to over commercialisation), however I could not resist these lovely Valentine's Day printables from Sarah Jane Studios. I came across them because I am making a quilt for A2 out of Sarah Jane's Children at Play fabric- it was this fabric that first caught my eye:
The reason it is so perfect for A2 is that she has a bunny as her security toy. A1's special toy is an elephant- and so that is why the Valentine's Day cards appealed so much. A2 has been busy with scissors and sticky tape constructing her Valentines and writing on them for some very special people.
And while she has been doing that I have also been busy with scissors, brown paper and sticky tape covering A1's schoolbooks for the year.