Wonderful Fruit Smoothies
I love fruit smoothies. I don't know why I don't have them more often. When I do, I totally love them. They taste as good as any dessert and if made correctly, are very good for you. Find your favorite and give it a try. If you have good one, send it my way either by email or Facebook. If you have a ninja (like a mini food processor except 10 times better!) you can make a smoothie in no time at all.
Sweet Potato Time
It's time for us to dig up our sweet potatoes. I will can some of them. I will make sweet potato butter from some of them. That still leaves a lot of sweet potatoes to use up. So, each year I look for new recipes for the sweet potatoes. I hope that you enjoy these.
Cooking with Rum
A few weeks ago, a colleague went to Jamaica. He came back with bottles of Rum for our team. A very nice gesture and of course that made me start looking for rum recipes! There are a lot of them out there. Here are a few that I really liked and that I think you will enjoy too.
Use Your Fresh Summer Vegetables
Most everyone has access to fresh vegetables during the summer months. It seems a shame not to take advantage of having fresh fruit, herbs and veggies.
Bounty of the Sear
I'm currently working in Charleston. Probably until about the end of November. Of course that means great seafood. I can go down and buy it within a few hours of it coming off the boats. I love it! There is absolutely nothing that I love more than good seafood. Besides, I need the Omega 3's that come from eating seafood. So do you!
Butternut Squash is easy and delish!
My garden is beginning to fade away! It's hard to believe that summer is so close to being a memory. I'm not ready! But, one of the things that I love about the end of summer is harvesting my winter squash. This season we planted butternut squash. We vary what we plant each season.
More Canning Tips and Do's/Don'ts
Do not use overripe fruit. Canning doesn't improve the quality of food, so if you start out with low quality, it will only get worse in storage. Plus
Do not add more low-acid ingredients (onions, celery, peppers, garlic) than specified in the recipe. This may result in an unsafe product.
Cool Summer Drinks
It has been sooo hot! I guess that we are paying for the mild winter that we had. I know I felt that heat here in Charleston, where I'm working right now. So, when it feels like 110 in the shade, it's a great time to cool down with icy cold and delicious summer drinks. Especially since you can find fresh fruit to go in them right now!
Kabobs for all tastes
There is almost no end to what you can cook on a stick. If you can cook it and it's solid, you can skewer it and grill it. That applies to meat, veggies, fruit, bread and even tofu! So, use your imagination to come up with great combinations. The only rule is that you want the items on the kabobs to be about the same size so that they will cook at the same rate.
Small Bites and Crisp Whites
Warm weather calls for lighter fare and the simplicity of outdoor entertaining. So, take your entertaining outdoors and chill out by serving up delicious small bites paired with crisp, refreshing white wines.
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