Sometimes you need a quick snack on the run. Something not loaded with sugar or full of white flour. These power balls made from oats, almonds, raw honey and coconut oil are just the answer.
1 cup oats
2 cups ground almonds
1 cup cooked and mashed carrots
4 tbs raw honey
4 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp baking powder
Blitz the oats in a food processor until they resemble bread crumbs. Combine the processed oats, ground almonds, mashed carrots, honey, coconut oil and baking powder in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Shape the mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball and then coat in chopped nuts of your choice, almonds, pecans etc.
Bake the balls on a non stick tray in an oven preheated to 170 celcius for 20 minutes. Leave them to cool before storing in an airtight container.
Browsing pinterest the other night, as is my new favourite past time, I stumbled upon this coffee flavour wheel.
The wheel, created in 1997 by the Speciality Coffee Association of America, the Columbian Coffee Federation and Jean Lenoir, helps you describe the tastes and aromas that you can experience in a cup of coffee. It’s a bit like taking drinking your morning cup of coffee to the next level and treating it like a wine tasting. Professionals refer to this flavour analysis of coffee as “cupping”.
The first step to cupping is to determine whether the coffee is flawed or not, a bit like checking to see if a bottle of wine is corked before you drink it. Flaws can include spoiled beans and poor roasting or storage of beans and the resulting taste can be sour or bitter.
If your coffee is unflawed, then there are two basic positive elements related to evaluating coffee, acidity and body.
Acidity describes how bright and lively the coffee tastes. It is not a reference to sourness or bitterness which are bad qualities. Acidity is your first impression.
Body refers to the richness of the coffee and is a secondary impression. For example, a full bodied coffee will taste thick and syrupy, even chewy.
When you put these two elements together you might describe a coffee as “heavy bodied with medium acidity” or “light bodied with good acidity” and so on.
And now is where the flavour wheel comes into play to help you pinpoint and describe the tastes and aromas that you experience in your coffee.
I love this idea of all the subtle variations that you can detect in your coffee being put into one visual, colourful wheel.
So I decided to paint the Coffee Taster’s Wheel on the wall at the cafe!
Chicken liver pate w/ melba toasts
Smoky eggplant puree galette
Roast turkey w/ cranberry & pistachio stuffing
both served w/ roast potatoes, brussel sprouts & glazed carrots
Steamed ginger sponge pudding w/ custard
Oranges in caramel
WIN WIN WIN!!!
Lots of prizes to be won in the Jammy Cow Colouring Competition.
Simply pick up a colouring in sheet at the cafe, or you can contact us via the website and we will post one to you, colour it in and return it to the cafe.
Prizes to be won in all age groups, including a GIANT Birthday cake for your next Birthday for the overall winner!
Competition closes 31st July.
Would you believe it! It’s almost half way through the year!
To celebrate Winter I thought that I would hold a Christmas in July dinner at the cafe, with a little twist. Untraditional Vs Traditional.
The evening will consist of a three course dinner and the catch is that you will have two choices between entree, main and dessert. You can either choose the traditional Christmas fare, or opt for gluten and dairy free options.
I though that holding a dinner in this way, people with intolerances, or people who would just like to be a bit UNtraditional, can dine alongside their friends carefree.
The dinner will be held
on Friday 20th July
Bookings essential. 9979 8999
A big thank you to everyone who came to dinner last night at Jammy Cow. It was a great success.
The evening was a based around the concept of getting together to enjoy wholesome, simple food and the company of friends. More than this though, the evening and food prepared was about demonstrating that catering for allergies (in the case of last night, gluten and dairy) need not be restrictive and that there are many options available to create delicious everyday food that everyone, including those without any in tolerances, can enjoy. And I think that everyone did!
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