“I LOVE your Potato Salad” – Potato Salad

So I have been meaning to make this potato salad recipe that I found on the Thermomix recipe community for a while now, but I just didn’t have the time or inclination over the Christmas/Holiday period.

Today however, I decided that I was going to make the aptly named “I Love your Potato Salad” Potato Salad and see whether or not it lived up to the hype.

I was a little sceptical at first, as I’ve NEVER made a good potato salad in the past, but since the Thermomix makes everything better/easier, I thought I’d give it a crack.

Now despite being super easy, this recipe is by no means fat free. I mean, there are six eggs involved people! SIX! It says you can use less, but I figure go hard, or go home right? Six eggs it is.

I’ve also attempted making my own mayonnaise before but it was an epic failure, so I was pleased that the success of this recipe did not depend on being Martha Stewart-esque, and you could use the bottled variety.

With all my ingredients ready to roll, I got started. I’ve gotta say, prep-wise this recipe was a cinch and it wasn’t long before my completed potato salad sat beautifully before me.

I tasted it…and my brain exploded. Holy best potato salad EVER!!!! I’m not even exaggerating. This potato salad is the stuff ‘bring a plate’ BBQ’s are made of! I had to force myself to stop ‘tasting’ it and hide it in the fridge so that I wouldn’t be tempted to finish the bowl.

Please do me a favour: If you’ve been meaning to try this recipe, or if this is the first you’ve heard of it, do yourself a favour and GO GET A KILO OF POTATOES AND SIX EGGS. STAT!

You can thank me later.

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Easy Summer Fruit Pops

Summer Fruit Pops

This is my favourite time of year…

I’ve always loved the heat of Summer but this year it’s shaping up to be a real scorcher! In an effort to keep cool, I’ve been making these yummy Summer Fruit Pops and they’re so easy and delicious I thought I’d share the recipe here so you guys can enjoy them at home too!

These icy cold treats are perfect to make with the kids, And despite having originally made them for the little ones, as soon as the freezer opens the big kids (read: adults) will come running too!

Summer Fruit Pops

Ingredients:

  • Mango (two cheeks) sliced
  • Rasberries (a handful)
  • Blueberries (a handful)
  • Strawberries topped and sliced (half a punnet)
  • A Banana (medium sized – sliced)
  • Fresh orange juice (or any other juice of choice)

You’ll also need:

  • Ice-block moulds OR
  • Plastic cups and Paddle pop sticks

Method:

Now comes the really hard part: (I’m joking, you could totally make these bad-boys with your eyes closed)

  1. Divide the fruit up evenly amongst the ice-block moulds leaving a little space at top of each one to add your liquid (this helps the fruit bind together and freeze).
  2. Pour your juice into each mould until the fruit is covered and any gaps have been filled (careful not to overfill).
  3. Add the ice block handles to the mould, or if you’re using plastic cups slide your paddle pop sticks into the centre of each cup before adding the juice.
  4. Pop your beautifully made ice-blocks into the freezer and leave to set (takes approximately two hours depending on the size of ice-block).

And just like that, you’re done! These ice-blocks are so easy to make and are so versatile: You can add any fruit that you like and the combinations are endless! I’m a big fan of the banana and mango, but pineapple would also be divine! I made 6 ice-blocks with this mixture, but you can just add more/less fruit depending on your moulds.

I got my moulds from IKEA for a whopping $2.99

Summer Fruit Pops

Tell Me: What’s your favourite thing to make/eat during Summer?