I Scream! – June 2014

Yes, I scream for ice cream. My favourite Summer time treat. And well, my favourite food of all really.

When I started looking through Donna Hay’s new cookbook “Fresh and Light” for ideas for an upcoming photo contest, I was overwhelmed. Not only was I very hungry while riding the train from Padua to Munich, but also astound. The photographs and fresh and easy recipes this book gives the viewer are right up my alley. I thought, appetizer, lunch, dinner, dessert, what should I cook? Let alone have time to photograph before I devour it!

But, when I came across the Banana and Maple Syrup Ice Cream I knew right away that was the one for me. It only seemed fitting as I have an extra large bottle of maple syrup in my fridge at all times ( yes, direct from an Ontario, Canada farmer! ) I first discovered maple flavoured ice cream 10 years back when I worked in an ice cream store one Summer and tried every flavour, multiple times. I was always surprised how many people ordered Maple Walnut, a flavour that was put into the “old people” ice cream category by me and my fellow scoopers. But as a Canadian, I must say the sweet and nutty flavour is something that is not comparable to any other ice cream. Here Donna Hay also uses maple syrup to flavour banana and fresh yogurt with a touch of cinnamon. These are flavours that I use on a regular basis especially for my breakfast. The bananas act as a natural cream for a fresher, lighter, and fewer calorie version of  Ice Cream.

The next time you are at a book store, and share the same passion for food that I do. Please check out Donna Hay  and her many cookbooks published by Harper Collins. They are perfect for the summer weather. You will not be disappointed.

500g peeled and chopped bananas (approximately 4 large bananas)

1.5 (420g) thick plain yogurt, well chilled

a half teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 quater cup (60ml) maple syrup, plus extra to serve

Place the bananas in a freeze-proof container and freeze for 4-5 hours or until solid. Place the banana, yogurt, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup in a blender or a food processor and process until smooth. Pour the mixture into a freeze-proof container and place in the freezer. Freeze for 1-2 hours or until firm. Drizzle with extra maple syrup before serving. Serves 4.



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My approach to photography is simple and pure. I use only natural light to create an image; and work hard to develop an artistic photo, whether it be for a client or as a self project. I do not care about staging shots, excessive make up, and set ups. I capture what is there, with love for that special moment. With an advanced diploma in photography from Canada, I choose to follow my dream to work as a freelance photographer. With over 10 years in experience, I can capture your special moments, smiling faces, products or food in a simplistic, colourful and uncomplicated way. I photograph with my heart and believe in sustainability, conscious consumption and responsibility. When you book a photography session, purchase an image, or participate in a workshop or retreat, you are supporting social organizations and projects. I run my small business on green electricity, all print material is climate-neutral and supports other charitable projects for people and the environment. This is a very important concept for me to follow. Every daily decision and choice we make, has the potential to create a cleaner and happier community and world. If you are interested in purchasing fine art photographs or my cookbook, hoping to have images taken or just want to connect, I am happy to make a new friend. For questions, inquiries and commissions, please contact me through my contact page.

2 thoughts on “I Scream! – June 2014

  1. Oh this is on my list to make from the book too. I am really loving Donna Hay’s Fresh & Light. Not only easy to make recipes but I love the images and they alone inspire for many new creations. SO good to see your entry!

  2. I haven’t made this icecream from Donna’s book yet but I agree that it looks too good to not make! Makes me hungry!

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