Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Strawberries and "Sour Cream"

Strawberries mixed with sour cream and sugar is a dessert my dad used to make when I was growing up. I always assumed it was a Ukrainian dish, but I think that it is just a dad specialty. I loved it because my dad was always so excited to make and eat it. And it tasted yum, too!

I decided to use some leftover cashew sour cream I had made for nachos on New Year's Eve to make a vegan version. 

The nostalgia probably made me enjoy this even more, but I really liked it in its own right. I mean, anything sweet and creamy combined with strawberries, how can it not taste nice? It was lovely and refreshing during Sydney's hot weather. 

It tasted quite different to my childhood memories of the dish, but in a good way. The sour cream tasted a lot like sweet ricotta. I'd like to try this sweetened sour cream for other desserts too.

Nostalgia aside, I recommend this for a simple and healthy dessert!

Strawberries and "Sour Cream"

1 punnet of strawberries, sliced
Approx half recipe of cashew sour cream
2 tbsp castor sugar, or to taste 

Make the cashew sour cream and refrigerate for at least half an hour, or use leftover sour cream.

Gently mix all ingredients together and eat!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Top 10 Posts for 2012

I am enjoying reading all the new year blog posts featuring top posts for the year, so I thought I'd do the same for our humble little blog.

I don't really do new year resolutions - with a new baby and a toddler in the house, my goal is just to enjoy my children and cook some nice food! But I will say that Susi and I have had a lot of fun writing this blog over the past year and hope to continue to do so in 2013.

For me, it has been quite a thrill to have other bloggers that I really admire and have followed for years (their blogs, not them!) make comments on our posts. It has also been great to 'meet' other bloggers and readers via their comments and discover new blogs. 

Here are the ten most popular posts for 2012. Thanks everyone for reading!