Do you love good sauce as much as I do? I mean really, what food isn’t better with a good sauce to drizzle over the top, dip into, or soak up? Am I right? Of course I am, just nod and follow along. [Read more…]
I’ve recently decided homemade apple sauce is the way to go. I received a bunch of apples from a co-worker. They were the standard red delicious variety, which Tommy doesn’t like to eat out of hand, so I decided to try my hand at making apple sauce out of them.
The first batch I made, I peeled all the apples and diced them to about 1×1 inch cubes, and using the crockpot, cooked them on high for a few hours. Once they looked good and cooked down, I used a potato masher to make it more of a sauce consistency. This method didn’t take all the lumps out, but I enjoyed the final result.
So much, that I ate both of the resulting jars in a few days. Although it only made two jars, because I only started with around eight apples, both jars were eaten very quickly.
I’m very excited today to share a recipe using Amish Friendship Bread Starter! Darien over at Friendship Bread Kitchen (FBK) posted a request on Food Blogger Pro for new recipes using the Friendship Bread starter. Of course, I volunteered!
I think the hardest part of making friendship bread is the waiting. I started my bread 9 days ago and basically had to do nothing for 8 days! Oh, the agony! Seeing that lovely, bubbly, yeasty starter sitting on the counter and not being able to do anything other than mush it once a day is pure torture. Don’t laugh, you’ll be there soon.
Ok, so first off, I have to admit I didn’t think I liked Tamales. The only one I had ever tried was too spicy for my taste.
Then, came the day that everything changed… I was re-introduced to tamales a year or so ago when a local lady came to the farmers market with an ice chest full of love. I was very cautious, asking her how spicy they were… She said they were “mild”, so I tried one of her samples. Wholly-yummy-party-in-my-mouth! So I purchased a dozen tamales from her to take home and share with Tommy. We even took a few on a picnic the next day. [Read more…]
Sweet, Sweet Summer tomatoes! As beautiful as a red red rose. At least to most people.
I myself am not a big fan of fresh tomatoes. *ACKK* Don’t hate me forever for admitting this terrible truth. “Hello, my name is Tammy and I don’t like tomatoes”.
Well, maybe that isn’t entirely true. I love fresh out of the garden tomatoes, but only if they are cooked in another dish. Tomato sauce, fodder for a chicken wrap, margarita pizza, sun dried tomatoes… The list goes on. Yes, fresh home grown tomatoes are by far better for all recipes that call for tomatoes. [Read more…]
Yes, I do realize this is my second post about beets. And I realize that not everyone is a fan of beets. But if you aren’t YOU SHOULD BE! Super food, any one? It’s ok, if you really have a deep hatred for this quiet, unassuming vegetable, you may be excused. I won’t hold it against you, buh-bye now.
Delicious, falling apart, super easy. Now that’s a recipe I can get behind!
Here in Southwestern Colorado Fall is upon us. The days are getting shorter, the evenings are cooling down, and the humming birds have migrated south in search of warmer climes. It’s a wonderful time of year here, where the mornings are crisp but the days are still warm enough to enjoy a day hike, or walk down the river trail.
I find myself standing on our deck looking down the valley towards New Mexico and I remember why I love living here. Yes, winter will be here soon, and now is the time to prepare for colder weather and that white stuff that falls from the sky between December and April. But Fall is so beautiful. [Read more…]
Ok, this is a picture that cannot be faked! We were on our way home yesterday when Tommy noticed this totally backwards scene. He even made me turn around so he could take a picture of him.
I suppose it’s a good thing this lovely buck can’t read. But I suppose if he could he would be laughing at the hunters, knowing they couldn’t stop in the middle of town to shoot him.
There are definitely advantages to living in a small town!
I will be attending the Alzheimer’s Walk/Run this Saturday as a vendor, and I just finished the item I will be donating to the silent auction. I had a lot of fun making the towels and putting the basket together so I thought I’d share it.
In total the value of the basket is around $60, $20 for the wine , $30 for the towels, and $10 for the glasses. I debated if I should include one of the wine bottle gift bags that I make out of shirt sleeves, but in the end I decided against it since it would hide the wine bottle.
If you are interested in finding more towels like the ones shown above, you can visit my etsy store HERE. Thanks for looking!
I was in my sewing room this morning and listening to the birds outside, when I noticed some of the chirps sounded like they were coming from the deck right outside. So I went out onto the deck, and looked around. I was surprised to see that we had a bird family making a nest in the side of our house!
I’m not sure what kind of bird they are. I did some internet research and I think they are either a sparrow, or maybe a finch… If anyone can identify them, please let me know! [Read more…]