It’s hard to know how to follow up a post showcasing one of my favourite recipes of all time (my raw brownies with chocolate icing, if you must know).
At first, I thought that the best way to commemorate the deliciousness of that recipe would be to post something entirely unrelated to food afterwards, so that nothing would distract you from wanting to make the brownies. Ergo I decided to show you my favourite non-food photo from my 2010 Christmas.
First, the backstory: every year, we give my dog Jedda a squeaky toy for Christmas. Last month, when putting away this wrapped toy several days before the 25th, my mum accidentally squeaked it. Jedda heard. Henceforth, at every opportunity our clever little poodle would trot into the room where she knew the squeaky toy was hidden, and would diligently search for it.
The following photo captures Jedda’s guilt (see the way her tail is down?) upon being discovered looking for the toy.
It’s the crazy eyes that get me every time. I can’t stop laughing. If it weren’t for the fact that, whenever I visit my parents, Jedda hugs me by standing on her hind legs, wrapping her front legs around my calf, and leaning her head against my knee, I’d fear this addled creature was planning my murder.
So, poodle post! Poodle post!
Unfortunately, I then decided that a poodle post wasn’t enough to follow in the footsteps of raw brownies. After all, what if some of you are allergic to crazy-eyed dogs? That would be tragic!
Instead, I thought I’d take you on a photo-journey of all the dairy-free banana soft-serve ice-creams I’ve made in recent months. I’m sure that, as food bloggers, you all know the drill by now: take frozen bananas and whirl them in a food processor or blender until they turn into a creamy ice-cream-ish frozen treat. Ta-daa! Magic!
Here are my recent banana ice cream experiments:
First, I made plain banana (with just a hint of cinnamon) ice cream.
Later, I tried to make sesame cake banana ice cream by throwing in some of my Spiced Sesame Slice, but this worked better in theory than in reality. Also, this version refused to take a nice photo, despite how many times I implored the frozen confection to “make love to the camera”.
After that came the tastier cocoa, cinnamon and coffee banana ice cream. I quite like this version, as the cocoa and coffee mellow out the banana flavour without completely taking over.
(On a scale of 1 to 10, how bored are you right now?)
Would anyone like a spoon of some kaya banana ice cream?
And now, last but not least (yes, it’s almost time for this post to be over, and yes, I can hear you sighing in relief):
My Elvis Ice Cream.
Banana ice cream topped with chopped up miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
I think I should’ve stopped at the poodle photo.