Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Useful and Pretty

Last week after having my hair cut I had a little mooch about the village, and in the charity shop I spotted this.  Immediately I thought of it's many potential uses.  Freezing small quantities of all sorts of things, or as it was such a hot, hot day my initial reaction was 'wow GIANT ice cubes'.

Over the weekend I settled on this for it's first job.  A carton of smoothie juice on offer in Asda and fits in perfectly with our foray into juicing and all things healthy.

I just love daisy shaped things, and it being almost my favourite shade of green only goes towards helping me love it more.

So many pictures of my daisy shaped container - there you all knew I was mad!!

They turned out very well and are just large enough to cool you down and eat before they drip all over you.
Lovely find and it only cost me £1.
As my smoothie mix was just £1 too it meant that I had seven nice healthy ice lollies for about 70p (there was enough for a glassful left in the carton).  You can't beat a 10p ice lolly on a hot day.

Breakfast this morning is another juice, and I have just spotted it matches the bowl my plant is standing in, this is turning into a very 'green' post.
I'm really enjoying the juice drinking, and the break from cooking is a welcome one in this heat.  Although Lovely Hubby is struggling not eating any solid foods and yesterday caved in and ate a banana before he went to bed.
We have decided instead of our 'chuck it all in and see what it turns out like' approach, we will now adopt a 'following a juice recipe' one and see if we like some specific juices.  Carrot, Apple and Ginger has been recommended so that is one I am going to whizz up later.  The one we have in the jug today, and is this lovely green colour contains -
... and it tastes delicious.
As we have a lot of courgettes coming through at the moment I have a feeling that virtually every juice will contain at least one of the little beauties.
Sue xx


  1. Well, they did say on the programme, the hardest bit was the first 2 or 3 weeks. Hope DB doesn't give into temptation too much although I'm sure a banana won't hurt too much.

  2. Wow, I'm really impressed with your juice fast. I've got lots of courgettes coming through too, so I'm thinking they will be included in most meals for a while... Love your green freezy thing, what a good find. Keep up the good work!

  3. green daisy thing looks a fabulous find !

  4. I love homemade smoothie or fruit juice lollies, but haven't made them for years. You've prompted me to start doing it again. I'm freezing my pesto in cubes as you previously suggested and it really saves on waste and works great for just popping a couple out when I need them. Thanks.

  5. We have two of those freezy things, and they are perfect for small quantities of veggy chilli and rice - perfect for taking to work for my lunch, although I have a feeling that my darling granddaughter is going to be taking these pots over soon for her own purees....!

  6. That's the prettiest container I've seen in a long time!
    Jane x

  7. Well done sue....ice lollies! I used to do the same sort of thing when I was a kid

  8. I have thought about adding fish paste to food. As cheap as it is, I can't bring myself to buying it, thinking about how they make it in a factory. Whole fish, head, eyes, bones, innards, yuk, I'm sure it goes in.

    Thanks for the reminder about juicing, I must make more. Plenty of courgettes coming along.


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