Monthly Archives: April, 2011

What I’m reading in the blogosphere this week.

This week I have surfed a lot of great blogs.  However, this week I am going to only post one blog link. The horrible devastation the Tornado caused in Alabama. I would love it if you checked out this blog, and if you can do anything to help. Please do. Advertisements

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This week’s taste adventure

Tonight we’re having Matzo ball soup. Specifically we’re having Adele’s Matzo Ball Soup. Foodie for two’s website has a wonderful step-by-step on how to make this soup. Tonight’s dinner is a taste adventure for us because it’s new to us. We’ve never had Matzo balls before. Cutting the chicken was interesting. Note to self:buy a whole …

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I saved a tree for Arbor Day and other garden news. Garden Gab week 6

I saved a tree, and I liked it. An oak seedling was trying to grow between the cushions of one of my patio chairs. It’s been rainy and windy. I’m sure that’s why it was so confused. I saved it yesterday and put it in a pot to grow. Once it’s bigger I’ll plant it …

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This week in fail. Little green weapons.

Food dehydrator..check Fresh sugar snap peas..check Dried sugar snap peas? Chec….erm not so much a check. This week in FAIL……..CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. I wanted crisp,  flavorful little sugar snaps.  I’ve got little green weapons. The dehydration project known as sugar snap was not a success.  Not at all. They are NOT crispy and delightful, as …

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Ummmm….

I’m not confused or anything. I want to tell you about an easy (monkey bread) type bread that we call ummmm. It’s called ummmm mostly because I could not think of a name and my teen called it ummmm. It’s not from scratch, and it’s not very healthy. It sure tastes good though. The idea …

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SWEET, CRISPY SUCCESS

S U C C E S S That is how you spell, well success….which is what I have in drying banana chips. 🙂 At 13 1/2  hours. they were not quite there yet. At 14 1/2 hours. Sweet, sweet success! They don’t get “crisp” until you let them cool. I kept waiting for crisp in …

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Food Dehydrator banana update.

Good morning Ladies and Gents. I woke up this morning excited to see my dried banana slices. I tiptoed into the kitchen and opened the lid of the dehydrator and the banana slices are not done yet. Boo! They are still chewy. Not done yet. The recipe stated that the drying time for bananas is …

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Food dehydrator 101

I just purchased a food dehydrator. I’m excited to start learning how to use it. Since I have a veggie garden, I’d like  to get comfortable with my new toy dehydrator before my garden starts producing. I have searched for recipes, found many.  I have decided to try bananas first, even though there is a …

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What to do with leftover eggs….

I noticed a few of my friends on Facebook asking this question, and this morning the Dallas Morning News had an article about leftover eggs.  So,  here they are  5 things you can do with those hard-boiled eggs. Written by Bill Hogan of the Chicago Tribune. 1. Asparagus mimosa: Sprinkle a chopped egg yolk over …

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Slow Cooker pork roast and mashed sweet potatoes

I love my slow cooker. Make that slow cookers (plural) I have 4. We’re having slow cooked pork roast and sweet potatoes for dinner tonight. I used a dash of white wine and chicken broth. 1 package of frozen shredded carrots, 1/2 package of diced onions, green peppers and celery, 1 TBSP of garlic salt …

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