These treats are so beautiful that I cannot bear to slice them up and eat them...
These California avocados are one of many varieties available at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market, and with their shiny, taut skin, they remind me of the avocados that grew in our garden in Kenya - eating them is one of my very earliest food memories - what are yours?
Can you guess what the other picture is? Candied mini-tangerines from Provence, a typical local delicacy that my foodie mum sent me.
These days, I sometimes make a gourmand snack I invented, the Banana Choc Oatmeal:
Add a pureed banana.
When the oatmeal is still hot, add chocolate chips.
And there, you have a chocolaty, fruity, warm and healthy snack.