Food makes me happy. Always has, always will.
Some flavours, smells or recipes bring back memories of past holidays, precious moments or ordinary ones that I would not want to forget. I have flash backs of happy moments whenever I have nectarines (holidays in the South of France), bilberries (picking them in the Alps), pain perdu (we would have French toast once a week when I was little), fondue Savoyarde & raclette (skiing holidays) or crêpes (my whole childhood!).
More recently, some square chocolaty bites have made it to my foodie memory bank. It was when I had reached a low point. Jumpy’s eczema was at its worst. The angry rashes on her face a constant feature and no matter how many ingredients I excluded from her diet, nothing worked. By that time, I had it in my head that she was allergic to water…
My friend Cé came over one evening and proudly offered a packet of cakes I had never heard about for Jumpy. The Lazy Day Foods treats looked way too nice and moreish to be allowed. I checked and rechecked the ingredients, and they were safe (ignoring the ‘Do not guarantee nut free’ warning since they were made in a nut-free factory.)
I am so grateful to Lazy Day Foods for creating those delicious treats for people on exclusion diets. I actually love the rocky road myself, and it is vegan too! I am normally a ‘free from nothing’ kind of person (full fat, full of sugar, full of nuts, full of free-range eggs is normally what I love best).
When they asked me to do some product photography for them, I was honoured (here come the bright red cheeks, and the beaming smile, quickly followed by a phone call to my mum!). A lot of slices were consumed during the photo shoots. It would be rude to leave crumbs on the plate, wouldn’t it?
Lazy Day Foods were happy for me to share a few of the photos I took for them, so here goes…
Fruit Cake Slice
Chocolate Ginger Slice
Belgian Dark Chocolate Tiffin
There you go, these are a few photos from my Lazy Day Foods shoot.
What’s your best memory to do with food?