Friday, December 26, 2014

Garlicky Green Beans

From Pam  for the love of cooking

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 10 min.


1/4 lb green beans, trimmed
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste


Heat a small pot of water over high heat until boiling. Add the trimmed green beans and cook for- 2 minutes. Drain immediately and immerse the green beans in a bowl of ice water.   Drain and set aside.
Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add the green beans and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss the green beans until evenly coated. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Berry Sauces

I make this sauce using strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.

So good over cheesecake, ice cream or lemon loaf.



1/3 cup of water
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
20 oz fresh raspberries
1/4 cup of sugar, (more if your berries are tart)
Zest from 1 small lemon


Mix the cornstarch with the water until well combined. Pour the water mixture, raspberries, sugar, and lemon zest into a pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for 4-5 minutes or until thickened and the berries are bursting. Remove from the heat and let cool.process 10 mins.