Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Bing Cherries

Twelve jars of canned Cherries.
Four jars of Amaretto Cherries
to try on a dessert in winter.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Strawberry Pie / Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry season in full swing.

Made three batches of jam, more berries in the freezer for winter.
And for good measure strawberry shortcake

Monday, May 23, 2016

Chicken in Creme Sauce

Chicken in Creme Sauce:

4 skinless boned breast cut into bite size pieces.
1 small chopped onion
1/2 pint of sour creme
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1piece of celery cut small
1/2 Tsp. of oregano
1/2 tsp. of cracked pepper
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tbsp chili powder
2 garlic cloves minced ( more if you love garlic)
1 cup of white cheddar cheese
In a medium heat skillet with olive oil ( bit of butter)
cook chicken until all pink is gone. drain excess oil return chicken to pan
Add onions, celery, sour creme, cheese, parsley, oregano, pepper.
Taste before adding salt, then add chili powder, garlic, cheese, heat until cheese melts. If sauce is too thick add a bit of pasta water to sauce.
Simmer for a few minutes until all spices
Either make rice or pasta and pour chicken and sauce over it, adding some
grated Parmesan.
Twigged it by adding some white wine instead of water and topped with fresh basil.

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Strawberries Are early this year. Make sure you get enough to eat make jam and freeze for winter.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Blueberry /Cranberry Sauce

 A nice change for a sauce 8 ounces of each 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon dash of lemon juice.
 Boil for 1 min.then simmer for 20 mins. pour into jars. If you want to preserve put in canner for 15 minutes. Or just put in fridge keeps for about 2 weeks in you don't use a canner.

 Cabernet Cranberry and Blueberry Sauce (vegan, GF) - Make your own cranberry sauce with amazing depth of flavor in 30 minutes! Easy recipe at

Blackberry/ Blueberry Jam

I never usually mix berries for jam, But had berries in the freezer from last year.
So did a batch of a combination of Blackberries and Blueberries. Came out tasty as both berries are good for you. Cut back on the sugar and it still tasted delicious.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Canning Season Coming Soon!

With this weather so warm already the berries will soon be in full bloom.
I have my list already, jars too,
Strawberry always the first, then raspberry and my list goes on.
Just finished my last jar of strawberry a week ago so will make sure I make more this year.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Soda Bread


4 cups of flour
4 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. soda
1 1/2 salt
4 tbsp.cold butter
1 3/4 cups buttermilk milk shaken
1 large egg
1 tsp.of grated orange zest
1 cup of dried cranberries dust with some flour.( or currents)
 Preheat oven to 375  line baking sheet with parchment paper

Combined flour,sugar soda,salt in a bowl. Add butter mixing at a low speed or by hand
With a fork beat buttermilk, eggs zest put in flour mixture. add cranberries.
Dough will be wet.
Dump dough onto a floured surface and knead till you forms a round loaf.
Place on sheet that you prepared with parchment paper, cutting an X on top
Bake 45 to55 minutes test with a toothpick when it comes out clean it's ready.
tap it will sound hollow.
Serve warm with butter and homemade jam.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Food for thought.

A variety of foods that are healthy and tasty.


We all want to eat healthy when a new year begins.
After finishing off all the goodies that were baked over the holidays.
Easier said than done.
I have made a mental list of foods that I will cut back on.

Less meat maybe once a week (maybe twice)
Stop baking every day.
More greens and salads.
Cut portions we already have done this in 2015.
No candy dish full.
Well that is a start!