Friday, February 28, 2014

A proud mama, and chocolate mousse!

My baby girl, the one who will be turning 20 this year, has had her "Owls in the Kitchen" design published in the new issue of Australia's Creating Country Threads magazine!

Miss Blossom has her very own style, and it's so cute...

She also got a confidence boost when a dear reader, Joy from Bundaberg, emailed with a photo to show Miss Blossom that she'd quickly stitched up this project after receiving her copy of Creating Country Threads!
Joy, we both loved your version...

 My girl really does love to be in the kitchen. Not to cook, but to enjoy what I make!
She told me this morning that the best part of her day is breakfast with me. I usually prepare something simple and nutritious for her while she gets ready for work and then we chat across the table about God, the day ahead, and other deep thoughts, while she eats her meal and sips her coffee...

Then I pack her lunch and send her off on her way with a Scripture or two in her mind, praying that her spiritual and nutritional needs will be met.

Last night when she arrived home after work I was in the kitchen (again) playing around with a new recipe I'd found. More and more, we and Mr E are enjoying an increasing number of raw meals added to our weekly menu, but the thing that really surprises us is how good raw desserts are - especially using ingredients you wouldn't normally imagine as being dessert foods. Like avocados.

 This array of ingredients came together in my food processor...

...and in just 5 minutes did a Cinderella, turning into Chocolate Mousse!

SO delicious!

Gluten free / Lactose free. YUM.

I got the main idea for the recipe HERE but altered the sweetener and the amount of sweetening used. Here's my version:

Raw Chocolate Mousse

2 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract (not essence!)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup organic raw cacao powder
3 soft medjool dates 
2 tablespoons of rice malt syrup

Place all in the bowl of a food processor, and blitz until smooth.
Pour into a bowl and chill.
Serve with fresh fruit.

Are you going to try it?

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. BRAVO Miss Blossum!...what a cute design...and I see a touch of your mom's influence in those owley cool is that! Hugs!

  2. Well done Blossom, it's just too cute! I might have to make one for my place!

  3. How wonderful for Blossom. I must go and read my magazine. It arrived but alas is still in its plastic wrapper as I have not had time to savour every page.

  4. Congratulations to Blossom!!!!
    What a lovely start to the day you two have!!
    Barb :)

  5. Well done, Blossom. She takes after her mother! Lovely breakfast. Not sure about the avocado/chocolate mousse.

    1. Lorrie, it was delicious. Really. Very rich, so you only need a few spoonfuls with fruit, but I'll be making this again. :-)

  6. Congratulations to Blossom and her mother. I am sure Blossom has learned a lot from mom and now it's time to put it all to work.. Jenny, you have a wonderful family. Gods blessings on you all.

  7. Congratulations Blossom. Dessert looks yummy as does breakfast. Hugs, xx.

  8. Yes, I am definitely going to try the mousse. Just not sure when.

  9. How wonderful that you bless your child in this way every day. And, that mousse looks lovely.

  10. Congrats to your daughter!!!! It shows that the creativity runs in the family.

  11. Well done to Miss Blossom! I love owls myself!
    Your dessert looks delicious......I'm on a strict diet at the moment....but guess what I'll be doing when I have a cheat day!

  12. That Chocolate mousse looks delicious, my daughter would love the healthiness of it.
    Congratulations to your daughter on her lovely embroidery design and publishing. What a boost - especially at age 20 - I'm proud of her accomplishment!

  13. Miss Blossom's owl are adorable! So lovely that you get to spend that bit of quality in the morning with each other. I've noticed more bloggers are trying raw foods. Not sure if you have seen this blog but she has some raw desserts that look very good:

  14. Oh my gosh! Congratulations to Blossom! I love that pattern and my mom would have been crazy for it. She collected Owls, the way you do Pears Jenny. Big hugs to you and one for Blossom too...

  15. I like to use Frixon pens for embroidery, can't wait to try the chocolate mousse. Thanks and love the owls

  16. No food processor, or I might. I love that you two sit at the table and discuss spiritual things at the start of the day. Congratulations to Blossom on having her design in the magazine! That's super!

  17. I adore Blossom's pattern! My daughter loves owls so I'm going to buy the mag and make it for her :) I am also eating raw - love this dessert!

  18. Congratulations, Blossom! Owls are big right now. We have some adorable owl fabrics at the store where I work.

  19. Hi I just loved stitching Elizabeth sweet owl, it certainly is hanging proudly on our kitchen wall. Many Thanks girls!


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