It has been so windy here lately. The flowers are safer in a vase than in the garden.
For some reason, even though it has been hot weather, I have had the urge to bake things this week. I made the big mistake of making some caramel popcorn and nuts yesterday. (I won't post the recipe or a pic because they are seriously yummy and I won't be making them again) I decided if I made them with Olive Grove Light, maybe they wouldn't be so fattening. I accidently made them from butter instead and YUMMO! Anyway I will try and only have a few each day and offer them to any visitors and hope they are all eaten quickly.
I told you we have quite a few strawberries at the moment and I just saw a recipe for Strawberries in red wine sauce.
I only made a small amount of sauce:
1/3 cup of sugar
small amount of water (just enough to cover the sugar in a saucepan)
2/3 cup of red wine
spinkle of cinnamon
Heat sugar and water until it comes to the boil and turns a light golden brown (a few minutes). Carefully add wine and cinnamon and boil for about 5 or 6 minutes. I don't think you should stir it at first. I did, and the toffee turned to a ball in the middle of the wine. I then kept stirring and it finally all mixed together.
Pour sauce mixture over strawberries while hot (this poaches the strawberries) and allow to cool and serve with low fat icecream for a special treat. (I seem to be having a lot of "special treats" lately, but my weight is remaining stable and I am staying at my goal, so I know now that I can have treats as long as I still eat healthily and exercise)
I made these for lunch. Quite yummy.
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY on Thursday to all our Australian bloggers. Hope you all have a nice restful holiday. We are going to the beach for a few days, so I will catch up when we return.