Archive for the ‘Kitchen’ Category

Hot Chilli and Corn Bread

The day is gray and cold and windy. It is perfect for making hot, spicy chilli, and Jalapeno corn bread! There are some things that I learned in Texas that make this day in Minnesota Happy! Happy! Happy!

November 7, 2014 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Kitchen

Cheese #1

I made my first batch of mozzarella cheese today. It will take practice, but is not bad for a beginner.

October 29, 2014 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Kitchen

Elderberry syrup

I am having fun now. Just finished making a quart jar of Elderberry syrup that is said to be good to treat flu and colds.  The Elderberry’s are from our own Elderberry bushes.  I hope we will not need it, but it always helps to be prepared.  Just saying!

October 3, 2014 · Sarah · No Comments
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Spiced Vinegar

My kitchen smells like Vinegar.  Today, I am making Spiced vinegars. So far, there are jars of Garlic vinegar, Ginger Vinegar, Fennel Vinegar, and Chili Vinegar.  They will have to “sit” for several weeks and then will be strained and poured into pretty bottles.  I will use some and give away some. Today, is is […]

October 1, 2014 · Sarah · No Comments
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Pizza and fresh Herbs

I just finished cutting Basil, Oregano and Garlic Chives to add to Bob’s famous pizza. With his homemade crust, spicy tomato sauce, fresh tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, garlic, onions and three kinds of shredded cheese, it will be incredible.  The plan is to make two Pizzas. One pizza is for week end feasting and the other […]

September 26, 2014 · Sarah · No Comments
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Pumpkin Pie

Fresh pumpkins demand pie. Let the games begin!

September 19, 2014 · Sarah · No Comments
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Pumpkins Rock

There are pumpkin pies, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pancakes, and now, pumpkin curry. Using a base of chicken broth and coconut milk, with spices of curry, cumin, coriander, and cloves, added to onions, garlic and ginger, with a dash of cayenne pepper, pumpkin curry can warm you down to your toes!

September 17, 2014 · Sarah · No Comments
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It is cold, wet, gray and cloudy outside. Inside, it is warm and spicy, with two huge pots of chili bubbling on the stove.  This makes me Happy! Happy! Happy!

September 11, 2014 · Sarah · No Comments
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Hot Peppers

One very important thing that I learned the hard way is to wear gloves when I cut up hot peppers. I grow Jalapeno peppers, Cayenne Peppers, Indian Peppers, and Thai peppers.  The current project is to make Candied Jalapeno peppers.  These have got to be my all time favorite thing to put on top of […]

September 5, 2014 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Garden, Kitchen

Tomato Sauce

My stove top is full of pots of  simmering tomato sauce. What I enjoy most about the annual tomato sauce project is having fresh herbs to cut up and fold into the sauce.  It always comes out different.  This mornings sauce has fresh basil leaves . Last week, I made the sauce with Oregano and […]

September 2, 2014 · Sarah · No Comments
Posted in: Kitchen