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Monday, August 25, 2014

Crocheted Bicycles, Gold and Strawberry Ripes

Hello lovely Maddabling readers! The weekend is now over and tonight I share with you Crocheted Bicycles, Gold and Strawberry Ripes.Happy Reading x♥o
Crocheted Bicycles
The Purly Queens are at it again with a new community artwork called "Tour De Fleece"
As if by magic, crocheted bicycles have materialised in the CBD of Albany. 
The message behind this installation is to promote a Cyclist Friendly strategy for Albany. 
If you are in town, look out for these brightly coloured works of art - big love! 
This song caught my attention early this morning, especially the creative skating. I know how hard some of these moves must be to pull off - practice makes perfect they say! I hope you enjoy the official music video for Gold, taken from Chet Faker's debut album 'Built On Glass'. 
Strawberry Ripe Balls 
I am developing an addiction experimenting with raw food balls, they are quick to make, easy to eat and you can stash them in the freezer to pull out when you need a sweet fix.This recipe is from Jane and Nic of http://www.marinyacottagekitchen.com/ Check out their fab blog for yourself. I would love experiment with a variation on these, incorporating some dates and dried sour cherries, watch this space! Note - I used almonds in this recipe, and just blitzed them in the food processor.
this photo is credited to Jane and Nic of http://www.marinyacottagekitchen.com/
Strawberry Ripe Balls
2 cups Descicated Coconut + Extra for rolling
1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (plain almonds can also be used if allergies aren't an issue)
250 grams fresh strawberries or 1 cup of frozen raspberries or blueberries
1 or 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons of Raw Cocao or carob
2 tablespoons Cocao nibs (optional)

Place Pumpkin Seeds in a coffee grinder or food processor and grind until fine. Add all of the other ingredients and blend until combined. If the mixture is a little too wet, add some more coconut. Roll into balls before rolling in extra coconut. Refrigerate to firm up. 

Tip: I added in the cacao nibs at the very last minute only blitzing them for a really short time so they still had some crunch :) 

Readers, I hope you enjoyed Crocheted Bicycles, Gold and Strawberry Ripes. See you on Wednesday for a new edition of Wednesday Wishes x

1 comment:

  1. Don't they look great. Even got on the ABC news! Sure brightens up the street