|Top row: skimmed milk, roast beef, cauliflower, leeks, celery, carrots|
Middle row: lemons, apples, calabrese broccoli, spring greens
Front row: shitake mushrooms, red grapes, courgettes, baby spinach, green lettuce
This week I ordered the fruit + veg box from Riverford. That included the apples, grapes, courgettes, carrots, spring greens, cauliflower, and leeks.
Since Farm Delivery Friday has gotten kind of sparse lately, I decided to treat y'all to a favorite family recipe... for the dogs.
Dog Ice Cream!
This is really easy:
- take one container (the bigger size, not the lunch size) plain yogurt- be sure it's plain, no sugar, and preferably fat free if you've got a pork-butt like Max. I use organic fat-free plain yogurt from our farm delivery!
- A heapin' scoop of peanut butter (also fat free). The first time I made this I measured everything, and I think it was either 4:1 or 5:1 yogurt to pb. Now I just dump a big tub of yogurt and put in a big spatula scoop of peanut butter. The peanut butter helps the yogurt freeze creamy and lickable instead of a big hard lump.
- and some flavor. Today I added 1/2 cup natural applesauce; you can use bananas, blueberries, juice, tuna juice (gross but they like it!), etc- anything puree-able that your dogs like and is safe and healthy- i.e., no/low sugar and fat and as natural as possible.
Anyway. Puree that mix in the blender, then pour it into little glass containers. These are Pyrex and Anchor 1 cup containers. You can use plastic, but we like reusable in our house.
Put the lids on and freeze.
Dog Ice Cream is both a treat and a great way for Max to cool off on hot (to him) days (everyday).
They lick it and carry it around, but I've rarely found a mess because they lick it before it melts- and no torn-up sticky plastic pieces left over, which we used to get with the store-bought dog ice creams.
If you've got dogs, try this recipe instead of buying the store-bought kinds-
it's healthier, modifiable, and cheaper in the long run!
Speaking of ice cream, I got an email today announcing Mackie's of Scotland's new "indulgence" flavors.
Including my favorite, strawberry.
If you've paid attention to previous FDFs, you'll remember my passion for Mackie's crisps-
well, the ice cream is really what they're known for, but it's hard to find outside of Scotland.
We're planning a last-minute short break to Wales next week and all I can think of is going to Scotland...
I really love that country!