Saturday, August 13, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
A Blueberry Torte had been on my mind. This is a great dessert to bake using Marian Burros' & Lois Levine's Plum Torte recipe. Then, change it a bit. We like the taste of Blueberries better than Plums, so I bake a Blueberry Torte.
More of my changes:
- Use 2 Egg Whites + 1 Whole Egg instead of 2 Whole Eggs.
- Add 1 teaspoon Cinnamon into batter.
- Add 1/4 Cup Milk (I use Soy Milk) into batter.
- Sprinkle less Cinnamon/ Sugar on top.
|Ready to place in the oven!|
Click here for Blueberry Torte recipe.
If you have 2 Cups of Blueberries, bake this Torte! If you do not have Blueberries, put them on your grocery list! It is so good! Oh, don't forget to add a small scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream on top before serving a slice!
Friday, July 29, 2016
At the same time our side garden is filled with colorful Zinnias! They grew from seeds saved from last year's colorful crop.
|Zinnias planted with seeds saved from last year's crop!|
Friday, July 22, 2016
|Local Blueberry Season is here!|
Our winter supply is now packed away in the freezer.
Definitely Blueberry Freezer Jam was on my agenda, too. On Wednesday afternoon 2 batches were prepared, separately. The fresh Blueberries double rinsed under cool running water & drained, Certo, Sugar & Lemon Juice were placed on my counter- ready to use. The Ziploc Freezer Containers were washed & dried. It was time to make the yummy homemade jam! The directions are found inside each box of Certo. Before I knew it, the containers were filled & the top was popped in place.
Then, each container was labelled/ dated including the time it was placed in the plastic Ziploc Freezer Container. The 2 batches of Blueberry Freezer Jam sat on our dining room table making themselves for the 24 hour wait period. After 24 hours, into the freezer each container was placed.
If you are interested in Blueberry Freezer Jam, click here for my Helpful Hints! Homemade Jams & Jellies taste so much better than the commercial brands!
Do you prep/ freeze local fresh Blueberries to use the remainder of the year?
Friday, July 15, 2016
|Chicken Salad Platter|
Then Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette drizzled on top. This is definitely my kind of Salad Platter for dinner. It's been HHH lately, so after enjoying Grilled Chicken, Grilled Zucchini & a microwaved "Baked Potato" one night at dinner, a cold Chicken Salad Platter the next evening is oh so good!
The OXO salad dressing shaker is filled with:
Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/2 Cup Olive Oil for salads
- 2 teaspoons Raspberry Jam or Jelly
Repeat & repeat again until the Jam/ Jelly is dissolved.
If I had cold Grilled Zucchini left, I'd add it to the Salad platter, too! This is a great refreshing nutritious dinner on an HHH night!
Thursday, July 7, 2016
|Saved Dried Marigold Seeds|
Woohoo! What cute little plants!
Do you save seeds from annuals to plant the following spring?
I'll be Enjoying these special plants all summer into autumn!