Drink me

Sundays in France are made for: mornings in the kitchen and afternoons in the garden. With a possible visit to the vide-grenier [garage sale] and a few drinks at a café.

We started early today. With pancakes and enough lattes to keep us awake for the day. Fast-forward to the vide-grenier where I found a set of cute glasses with a straw.

They reminded me of the drink-me potion Heston Blumenthal made for his Alice in Wonderland party. And I’m more than excited to think about everything I’m going to be doing with them.

As soon as I got home after the aforementionned drinks at a café, Aïda begged for a strawberry and banana milkshake.

She’d started making one only to realise we had no vanilla ice-cream in the house.

So I made a milkshake after my own heart. Fruits, milk and ice. Shaped in cubes.
You might call it a smoothie. And it’s a pretty good one.

I don’t think you need any kind of recipe for it. Or one that calls for…

Hull a handful of strawberries and place them in a blender. Add a banana, in rough hand-cut pieces. A punnet of ice cubes. And a dash of milk. Blitz until smooth.

Add a straw and feel like how being en vacances [on holiday] should feel like.


  1. great glasses!!
    I have been making just the thing this whole week! I have been adding a dollop of vanilla yogurt to mine. They are so very good and refreshing.


    I love them already!

  2. i’ve told you before, but i must say it again….

    i ADORE your blog…it makes my heart’s face smile and squinch its eyes up in delight.


  3. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend. And now all I want is a strawberry smoothie, alas it is not strawberry season way down here in Australia… x

  4. Ahh, I love Heston feasts!! I thought the ‘drink me’ potion was genius, and since your milkshake is pretty much the same color, at first glance I actually thought you had recreated it :)

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