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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Another year and more things to be thankful for.

Having great friends
Loving family (2 and 4 legged)
Having a job that I love and that pays the bills
Getting to travel
Trying new things and so much more...

Speaking of new things we got a bunch of apples from Zina's Produce and I decided to try make applesauce. This is another one of those things that is so simple but I have just never thought about making it myself before.

I looked at several recipes some called for tons of ingredients others for almost none. I decided to stick with the more natural approach and just cut the apples leaving the skin on.

I put them in a big pot and added just a bit of water so they wouldn't burn on the bottom. Once they were all soft I spooned them into my magic bullet container a bit tedious since you have to do it several times but it does the trick. Once pureed I put it back in the pot and tasted it to see if any sugar was needed - none was just a bit of cinnamon.

Looks good enough to eat and even better no chemicals, preservatives or added sugars. I still have a lot of apples so I will make more and freeze them so we can have them later. Got a few apple recipes I can't wait to try like apple fritters and apple pancakes.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Want some delicious soup?

The other day Ms Jewel mentioned she'd made a carrot and parsnip soup that was delicious. This reminded me that I had some carrots who had seen better days and kohlrabi that needed to be eaten. I adore home made soups so off to the kitchen I went.

I cut up the carrots and kohlrabi chopped an onion and added to potatoes - cubed into a pot added some water and a bit of salt.

Boiling the veggies until soft, then drain but be sure to catch the water.

But veggies with some of the broth in a blender and puree. I placed the puree back on the stove and added some nutmeg to taste.

Guten Appetit

Friday, November 11, 2011


I know i have been scarce and I can't promise that I will post here more now as life is still busy. I did want to note that I created a new Blog - one to chronicle our new journey which hopefully will end with us being parents of a beautiful baby girl or boy or both. You can follow our story here