It's been a very, very difficult past 18 months and to be honest, I just did not feel like cooking. Plus, I moved into a new house and the kitchen is...how to say? Rather crappiola!
These are excuses AND reasons, but I am moving on, so no more talk about that.
Back to the (blueberry) matter at hand. Now, I love LOVE blueberries. This is a relatively new affair of the heart. I once thought that paying $3.50 for the tinniest punnet was extravagant, but oh how we change our wily ways! I've been trying to be healthier and snack on better foods. Make better choices. Oh lordy how trite that sounds. Trite but true (oooh, new saying!).
Anyhoo, I've been spending my $3.50 each week on a little punnet of bliss and then I received a kilo of the blue jewels from my son who had gone out picking fruit with his girlfriend! Now, I could really get all those good little antioxidants in my system - helping skin, bones and heart - plus cancer prevention.
I got a message yesterday, that a very dear friend has breast cancer. We caught up today, sat on the grass in the shade of the peppermint trees, sipping our lattes and chatted about it. Delicate turf to be stepping on. But she is such a solid and strong woman, I am in awe of her. A dedicated teacher, mother and all round good person. She cried for her kids at school that will miss out on her for the first part of the year. I cried for her.
We talked about health and diet and all the good stuff she can do for herself whilst going through this. Time to be strong. We can do this together, as friends and the way I can help is, yep, you guessed it, get back in the kitchen and share the love.
|Just a few leftover berries|
|Coconut with cacao for dusting|
These babies are easy and a great little snack - and don't taste like cardboard soaked in dirty sand. Always a good thing.