Pumpkin Scones and Sugar Free Jam the kids actually loved!

Buttery, orange pumpkin from my Dad’s garden (where everything grows wild and free) and a sugar free jam that impressed the kids and we have a winner!

Dad's pumpkins are the best!

Dad’s pumpkins are the best!

For the scones:

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon hot water

1/2 cup dextrose powder

1 egg

1 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin

pinch salt

2 cups Self Raising flour – (1 & 3/4 cups if using gluten free SR flour)

Method:

Beat first 3 ingredients, then add egg, beat again. Stir in pumpkin and salt and lastly, flour. Roll out on floured surface and cut into shapes. Bake in hot (@ 180 C) oven for 10 minutes.

Pumpkin scones - gluten free on left, normal flour on right

Pumpkin scones – gluten free on left, normal flour on right

For the Jam: (adapted from The Sugar breakup recipe –

http://thesugarbreakup.com/2014/04/08/how-do-you-make-jam-with-golden-rice-malt-syrup/

Frozen mixed berries

Frozen mixed berries

500g or 3 cups frozen berries(any; I used a mix of raspberries, blueberries, mulberries and strawberries)

1/2 cup Rice Bran Syrup

Juice and rind 1 lemon

Add all to a saucepan and simmer for 45 minutes or until it thickens, stirring occasionally.

Nearly done!

Nearly done!



Take off your shoes and come to the Raw Food Café!

As promised, I’ve left the raw food to the experts and would like to share this delightful find with you.

I had to squeeze past the sewage removal truck to get to it(it’s not usually there), and there were a lot of distractions like bicycle repairs and fruit trees, herb and vege gardens, a massive tree/sandpit Kids Play area, but it was worth it. Oh, and bird poo on the chair. Man, this place was Earthy. But the food, which came out of an open, cluttered but organized kitchen, was lovely; fresh, vibrant, tasty, raw. If you order the quiche, don’t expect quiche. Expect different. Seriously, you’ll sit there chewing and pondering; What the Heck Is It? Read More


Epic Battle: Morning Girl versus Night Girl

You know her – Morning Girl; the one who gets up bright eyed, starts her day well with a good breakfast and a workout despite feeling a bit under the weather. She’s the start again girl, the optimistic chick who pulls on her joggers and tries to redeem for overconsumption, poor choices, a late night. She can be a bit Polyanna-ish.  She shops for fresh vege, restocks at the Health food store with a basket over her arm. Maybe she skips. Read More