Make your own palettas! Mexican ice pops in watermelon & chili, and pineapple flavours
Sweet Paul magazine is out again, just in time to give us all kinds of inspiration for cool summery treats, 'unfussy' DIYs (I like that kind) and beautiful presentation ideas. The styling and photography in the pages of Sweet Paul is so irresistibly gorgeous that it's a delight just to browse, but you'd be nuts not to try something for yourself. As usual, Paul Lowe brings us ideas that are so simple to make yet will greatly impress, without any pretension - hence the 'Sweet'! (At the weekend I finally made the Polka Dot Milkshake from the Spring 2011 kids' issue for my daughter and it was a huge hit, she loved the 'surprise ingredient' of the marshmallows. And of course I had some!)
Some of my favourites from the Summer 2012 issue are the palettas, above (I now know that's what Mexican ice pops are called), and these have my brain swirling in the best way:
Kris Mullen contributed her Orange Creamsicle Milkshake to the 'My Happy Food' feature
'Perfect Day for a Picnic' offers ideas for gourmet snacks on the go
The gorgeous styling of the radishes in blue, pink and green in 'The Best Summer Pickle' might actually get me to eat a radish
From 'Memories and Inspiration: How Flea Market Finds Can Inspire You' - if it gets anything like this out of me I'll have a go!
This issue's cupcake is a simple strawberry and cream - perfect for Wimbledon!
Never mind the kids, we could all benefit from a Princess Party! And below, a simple recipe for homemade caramel corn (I am in such trouble) plus a few sheets of colourful paper turns a regular snack into an irresistible party treat:
Read, ogle and drool over the entire Sweet Paul Summer issue online
Photos from Sweet Paul magazine