The first time Poppy and I met Margaret Fulton, Poppy slept blissfully in her pram.
No photo for Poppy. Annoying.
Incredibly, last month I had the opportunity to meet Margaret again, and this time Poppy was ready for her Kodak moment. Say cheese!
OK, I know she’s not smiling, but she’s not crying either – and she’s awake! Miracles do happen.
Margaret is the nicest woman and so obliging with photos and kind words to Poppy. Plus, she baked an incredible cheesecake, but more on that in a minute…
We were invited to a morning tea event hosted by Philadelphia cream cheese ambassador Louise Fulton Keats (author, mum and Margaret’s grand daughter) at her beautiful home.
It was a small gathering of a few mummy bloggers and their adorable children to hear the lovely Louise chat about how she incorporates Philadelphia cream cheese into some delicious baby (and adult) friendly recipes.
I particularly liked her idea of stuffing dates with cream cheese as Poppy really likes dates on their own and her favourite sandwich filling is cream cheese, so together it is a winning snack combination.
We all chatted about some of the difficulties of getting children to try new foods and some super sneaky ways of hiding veggies in meals, but ultimately about how it’s so important to be a good role model by eating a healthy diet. Not to mention the golden rule of offering new foods to little ones at least 10 times, because in most instances they’ll start to like it eventually! Or at least tolerate it out of familiarity. Either way works for me.
Now, onto that cheesecake. It’s one thing to drool over cookbooks with recipes and beautifully styled pictures by Margaret Fulton but it’s something else altogether to actually eat a cake baked especially for you by Margaret Fulton (well, almost just for me).
It was light and rich and creamy with a crunchy moreish crust. On the side was a nice big dollop of Philly Cream for Desserts – by far my favourite Philly product – which tastes a lot like mascarpone, but with a lot less fat.
I’m curious, have you met anyone famous?
Fig & Cherry attended the hosted morning tea with compliments of Philadelphia/Kraft and Liquid Ideas (thanks Peta!).