Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wild Raspberries

My 6yo daughter has become great friends with the kids who live across the street from us.  Their 'edible' garden is the stuff of glossy magazines and she's spent a wonderful summer playing in it with them.

She came home one afternoon with a belly full of wild raspberries, declaring that raspberries are the new strawberries.  Meaning her new favorite.

You see, she has been an avid consumer of fresh strawberries all her life.  Straight out of the box, no additives...just washed and eaten. Every day I put them in her lunch box, and they are the first things to be consumed.

So, taking to heart her new berry 'evolution', I promptly purchased a punnet of fresh raspberries and started including them in her lunch box, and on her plate at meal time. I even went as far as to make her a super delicious "Wild Raspberry Smoothie".

Wild Raspberry Smoothie

1 cup milk
2 scoops ice-cream
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1-2 teaspoons honey or sugar to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth and thick.  
Pour into a long glass and drink immediately!!  
Try adding a splash of chocolate syrup for a twist!

Well, more fool me...I was very quickly put straight by this 6yo professor..."Raspberries are only good when you eat them straight off the bush Mom!!" So if I was any kind of half descent mother I'd fill the back yard with wild raspberry bushes...I guess I'm a bad mother!!

But the next best thing was to grab our sketchbooks and watercolor pencils and go mad!

Enjoy your day and thank for checking in. xx