Often you can get apples for free this time of year. At the least, they are cheaper in the stores. Why not dehydrate some and have them all year? It has to be easy, I do it. Continue reading Dehydrated Apple Slices
Here is another great recipe from Foodie Home Chef. She is the master of making elegant original meals from fresh ingredients. I encourage you to visit her site! Continue reading Refreshing Mango Salsa Salad From Foodie Home Chef
Pears with Raspberry Sauce
This tastes totally decadent, like something you’d eat in an expensive restaurant, yet it’s healthy & easy to make. It makes a wonderful breakfast, anytime snack or healthy dessert.
Serves: 2 to 4
2 ripe Bartlett pears (skin should just be starting to turn yellow)
Juice from 1/4 of an organic lemon (approx 2 tsp)
1/2 cup frozen whole red raspberries, thawed (takes about 1 hour) – plus 8 extra for serving
2 Medjool dates, pitted & chopped (see Tip# 1)
2 tsp pomegranate blueberry juice
1. Cut pears in half lengthwise, peel & core. Place them in a glass pie plate or small shallow baking dish & drizzle with lemon juice.
2. Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when they’re soft & you see some liquid in the bottom of the plate.
3. Using a slotted spoon; remove pears to your serving dishes, reserving the liquid.
4. In a blender or bullet; add the 1/2 cup raspberries, dates, pomegranate/blueberry juice & all the liquid from the cooked pears. Blend until smooth.
5. Top pears with raspberry sauce. Garnish each pear half with 2 whole raspberries & serve immediately.
Tips & Suggestions
1. Medjool dates are larger than regular dates & have a magnificent creamy caramel taste to them. You can find them in the produce section of most larger supermarkets.
Apples are plentiful and cheap this time of year so it is time for an apple dessert.
OK, we have all had apple crisp but when I was growing up, I loved apple crumble. Apple crisp usually has oatmeal in the topping. Apple crumble is flour, butter and sugar made into an almost cookie like topping. I love both but a crumble takes me back to my youth. Continue reading Apple Crumble
I had the last of my Haskaps in the freezer. I had friends coming for dinner. I like to make different dishes for my guests to try (which may explain why I have so few friends). So, I made Haskap Pudding Cake for my guests. Continue reading Haskap Pudding Cake (Can Be Made With Blueberries)
It is the first half of June and I am starting to get excited by our garden. The walking onions already have bud heads. The beans are coming up. The potatoes are growing well and have been hilled. The garlic is past my waist and is forming scapes already. I have blossoms on my zucchini and the leeks are starting to grow. Continue reading The Mountain Garden Is Looking Good