Archive | March, 2013

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16 Mar

I made the mistake of making a snack look appealing by making it into a picture once… I now can’t issue a snack WITHOUT it being made into a picture else it will end in a tantrum filled 20 minutes about what they don’t want for a snack! Anyway… here are some really fun little bees that I made a few weeks ago, we did make them all together a week later, but a lot of the mix got eaten along the way and the end result didn’t resemble any member of the insect family! Still, it was a fun 20 minutes and I highly recommend the exercise!

Peanut Butter Bees

Recipe taken from Annabel Karmel’s Magbook

Makes 10 bees (although I think that is an exaggeration – I would say more like 6)

4 tbsp smooth peanut butter

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp dried skimmed powder

1tbsp sesame seeds

1 weetabix. Crushed

Decoration

1 tbsp cocoa powder

Flaked almonds

10 currents

Mix together the peanut butter and honey and then blend in the remaining ingredients. Form heaped teaspoons of the mixture into oval shapes to look like bees. Dip a toothpick into the cocoa powder and press gently on the bees’ bodies to form stripes. Press flaked almonds into the sides of the bees. Cut the currents in half, roll between your finger and thumb to form tiny balls and arrange on the bees to look like eyes. The bees can be stored in the fridge for several days.

Give it a whirl and send me links to your pics in the comments – I would love to see how you get on!

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Mummy, how do we grow?

2 Mar

Maxwell, Aged 4 years and 2 months