Lauren Gemmell

Food, Fitness, and Technology

Tag: strawberries

Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie

I think this is the longest between posts in the history of this blog. There are a couple of reasons for that, sunshine during the weekends have removed the part of the week when I am most likely to blog. During the week my excuses have been less clear. I have been very very tired since all the heat, sunshine and summeriness began. Falling asleep on the sofa when I would normally be reading other blogs looking for inspiration, going to bed early instead of writing my own. Forgetting to take pictures even when I have been making stuff worth blogging about.

Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie

So for the past few days I have been trying my hardest to get out of this slump, with highly healthy fruit smoothies. Hoping that a boost in vitamins will help sort me out. I can’t say that it has really worked yet – last night a single glass of wine had me comatosed on the sofa for the rest of the evening.

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Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk pancakes with strawberries and creme fraiche

A week ago or so I bought my first tub of buttermilk, despite not knowing what I was going to use it for. Since then I have spent time trawling for recipes but none of them really caught me. None of them made me want to get off the sofa (where I have generally relocated since getting the iPad) and actually make something. In the end I had a sudden craving for pancakes and it turned out to be a convenient way to use up the buttermilk, strawberries and creme fraiche I had in the fridge.

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Strawberries, Blueberries with Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Scottish Tablet

Now that you have all made your first batch of Scottish Tablet you might be wondering to do with your wonderful slabs of sugary gold. Or if you haven’t made it yet maybe you are looking for another nudge in the right direction.

Strawberry Blueberry Tablet and Vanilla Ice Cream

Nudge! Strawberry and Blueberries with Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Tablet

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