This time of year it’s so difficult to avoid filling the boys with sweets and treats – Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night….Advent – it seems never-ending and although I confess to being one of those moms who loves seeing my cookie monsters happy with their snacks, what does worry me is that when I turn to the ingredients of my boys most loved nibbles, not only do I not know what the ingredients are, I can’t pronounce most of them. That can’t be good.
We took to growing our own vegetables with varying degrees of success when Jensen was born – and just as I did when I was a handkerchief-hat sporting pigtail wearer with chubby little legs tumbling down the garden path to my parents’ vegetable patch, our boys eat what we do produce very happily indeed – except they eat the peas, not the shells as I was partial to.
Our best crop by far is our corn. It grows strong and healthy and the boys have the most fun watching how fast it grows, and being able to learn how to shuck the cobs. When it comes to serving it, Jensen will eat it steamed and plain, but Lyoto loves spices – which are fine – but he doesn’t like it dry. After my visit to River Cottage HQ I’m in love with my new found ability to make my own butter, but with three under fives climbing the walls [sometimes literally] I just don’t always have the time to keep supply up with demand – and so we use Clover.
My mum first recommended it to us about five months ago in the supermarket when we were visiting and until I turned over to the ingredients I never thought about switching from our own brand.
But we did.
Natural and simply made with low fat buttermilk [and nothing nasty] with half of the saturated fat of butter [Hips, hips, hooray], it’s buttery, scrumptious and my boys love it. I can spread it, bake with it, freeze it and even fry it just like butter – plus, it’s suitable for vegetarians.
Our Autumn harvest is over for this year and this afternoon we’re enjoying a favourite – corn on the cob, three ways. Plain for Jensen, with Clover for Hero and with Clover and spices for Lyoto – and although I haven’t had anything on my corn for years now, it’s just TOO good not to have a little Clover melted over my dish when it’s on the table.
We made the switch to using only real butter last year and haven't look back. That being said, we've never tried Clover and it sounds so good. Guess what we'll be looking for on our next grocery visit? 🙂
There are light and extra light versions too – which stops me feeling naughty when I eat so much of it! 😉
I'm a huge fan of buttermilk and bake with it often. It makes my baked goods taste so much better. I would love to try Clover. I've not heard of this before.
I hope you love it as much as we do – it's so tasty!
I LOVE butter, but I do worry about the fat content! I have never heard of Clover, so I will really need to look the next time I go to the store! I've also never had corn with anything other than butter and salt!
I hadn't eaten it any other way until a few years ago when I discovered Pinterest! haha!
I LOVE corn (I actually had some for dinner last week!) Clover sounds awesome, I love that it's natural and made with low fat buttermilk <3
This sounds like a great product! I love finding natural products to give to the kids instead of other brands.
Me too – I feel so pleased with myself! 🙂
It sounds like a wonderful brand and so yummy. I am jealous that I can't get some of this stuff around where we live – it would be great!
I always feel the same when I see American items I wish we had over here – like pumpkin spiced foods. We need an exchange set up!
Ohhh this sure sounds good! And your little one is adorable! 🙂
Thank you so much – he's a cheeky little monkey who is growing up too fast!
i would love to grow my own veggies. i hate corn. lol. but you need butter for everything!
You hate corn?! Oh no! How can that be? It's SO good! It tastes so different straight from the plant though – maybe you should grow your own! 😉 You're right though, you DO need butter for everything!
Sounds really good. I would spread it on many things like toast and corn and pancakes!
It is SO good on toast! Breakfast time is very tasty here 😉
It sounds amazing! I'll have to look for it on the shelves! I do prefer more natural foods than things with a bunch of preservatives in it.
The amount of preservatives in things is shocking these days :/
I love your picture. I want his corn. I think it would be super cool to grow my own.
Thank you! It really is amazing to see your own food grow, I had very little faith in the beginning, but it's pretty easy!
It's nice that you grow your own crops. The corn does look really tasty and is well grown.
The boys really do seem to love their vegetables more when they can harvest them! Thank you!
Oh wow – I know this is slightly off topic but I love your photography! Your overlay of the product is so crisp and clean!
I love butter on corn and other veggies. I would have to try Clover, because it is healthier. If it tastes like butter and contains only half the fat, then I am all for it!
Yep from now through Christmas it will be hard to avoid sweets. For us, and for the kids. 😉
This sounds like it would be yummy, buttermilk is so good! I would love to try this on corn on the cob!
I have yet to try this product. That corn looks amazing!