In the kitchen- Creamy cauliflower garlic rice

DSC_0113 DSC_0118 DSC_0124I have finally discovered how to get Georgie to eat cauliflower. All I had to do was mix it up with butter, garlic and of course remember to break out those snow peas he loves so much, as a sider. We’ve tried mashed cauliflower in the past, which I swear is almost just as good as mashed potatoes, but the addition of rice was one he appreciated more.

 

You can find the recipe here, on Pinch of Yum blog.

odd ends

IMG_2536IMG_2489DSC_0063DSC_0328DSC_0201DSC_01541. First time at the movies! It was such an exciting Monday for both of us because I love little more than a cinema theatre and taking Georgie through the doors, into that dark world and seeing the amazement in his eyes, was just so cool. ‘Mummy, it’s magic!’ Something that will stick with me forever. We watched The Lego Movie and left after an hour. He’s only three after all. (Taken with my iphone camera hence the shit quality)

2. First time on the bus! You can imagine the cataract of questions this little boy had.

3. Attempting to fly a kite with pappou. There is string hanging off the roof all around the house.

4. Papa won third position at the tracks on Sunday.

5. Stretching my lens.

6. Probably the last picture I’ll be posting for a long time of my child with his wild hair. Disaster haircut has struck us with a vengeance. I haven’t even taken a proper picture worthy of posting. It’s THAT bad. Basically, it’s short and me? I don’t like.

 

Legion Run

DSC_0282DSC_0254DSC_0233The Legion Run. At first, I didn’t plan to write a post about our day in the fields with muddy people running everywhere but then I realised it was kind of a big deal. Legion Run kicked off, this weekend in Cyprus, a European tour to eight cities in seven countries. The 5 km race with obstacles and the sole purpose of finishing with an intact team welcomes everybody to participate. The obstacles are great as you can see but the idea is anyone can get through them with a little help from their team. I guess this appealed to many because 3,500 people took part, making me want to kick myself for not!DSC_0252DSC_0277DSC_0311DSC_0286DSC_0301DSC_0306DSC_0292DSC_0276DSC_0267DSC_0251Despite the strong winds, the very long, dirt, stoney and dusty road I took pushing a buggy all the way upwards (phew!), it was definitely a sight worth seeing.

Lily-Rose and Tano

DSC_0176 DSC_0173 DSC_0183 DSC_0188DSC_0175 DSC_0209 DSC_0211 DSC_0215 DSC_0213My other babies.

She has no idea how big she is. Or how annoying she is. Lily Rose will jump on you while you’ve got a cup of hot tea in your hand, get her head stuck in between the gate bars and chew through two doormats in ONE WEEK! She’s protective and loyal, kind and playful.

We call him The Brain- as in Pinky and The Brain?- It’s not even funny how much alike they are. Tano has a temper and will lash out if he’s not in the mood, so we manage him with care and lots of sweet talk. The poor bastard was taken from his mother too soon, I think and so he developed a little aggressive streak. He’s always on his toes and ready to announce himself with excessive barking whenever he sees or hears something. Those of you who have heard how Tano screams when he sees a cat, will know what I’m talking about.

 

 

Lily Rose is not usually tied up. She has attacked Tano on two occasions so this is temporary until we figure out a solution during the day because at night, he’s inside and she’s patrolling the grounds. 

Monsters

DSC_0108 DSC_0098 DSC_0099 DSC_0103 DSC_0100DSC_0110The obsession Georgie has with dinosaurs is wearing off. At least as far as favourite movie characters are concerned. Georgie is, of course, very young to understand what Monsters Inc is all about but I couldn’t resist watching it with him one afternoon. He was hooked within minutes. Since then Mike and Sulley have been topics of many discussions and finally painting and creating one afternoon. All we needed was a box, some paper cups leftover from his birthday party, glue and those sticky eyes, which we use often. Sometimes I’ll just stick a pair on a piece of paper and Georgie creates around them, making faces and imaginary creatures. He is at that drawing phase right now and you better believe I love it!

In the kitchen —Mini vegetable pot pies

DSC_0065Georgie woke up unusually early this morning. ‘Mummy, I want carrot cake!’ he shouted every five minutes until I got up. It looked like our morning was going to be slow albeit beautiful and spring-scented. The light put me in the mood for photos, cooking and baking. I prepared a batch of bread dough, pulled together a nutella braided bread, made oven baked peas, sweet potato and carrot in tomato sauce for dinner and these mini vegetable pot pies for lunch. This was the first time I tried this recipe and although Georgie and I gulped down two each, I would make it less time-consuming next time. Just add instant gravy to boiled vegetables. Any vegetable will do and an extra topping of mashed potatoes was nice. DSC_0075 DSC_0078 DSC_0079 DSC_0082

 

 

 

You can find the original recipe here on Joanna Goddard’s blog.

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