Friday, September 28, 2012

Pickled Garlic

Canned Pickled Garlic

3 pound peeled, cleaned garlic
4 cups 5% acidity white vinegar
3 Tbl pickling Salt
Herbs and Spices, optional

Cleaning and peeling garlic is a lot of work. Save sometime and buy a big bag from your local wholesale club like Sam's Club or Costco.  Or an asian market.

More to come..

Cantaloupe Jam

What started out as a beautiful cantaloupe, turns into a heavenly jam...


1 X-Large Cantaloupe, Cubed
2 Cups Sugar
1 Vanilla Bean, cut into pieces

Bits of Vanilla Bean

Stir Sugar, Bean, and cantaloupe in pot over med heat

O'hana - Walt Disney World Resort; Orlando, FL

Wood-fired skewered Meats..

Gramaldi's Pizzera - New York, NY


Sunflower, Dublin, OH - Beef Chow Fun

Sunflower Restaurant
7370 Sawmill Road  Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 764-7888

Beef Chow Fun

Cherries, Brandied

Brandied Cherries

Great for cocktail garnishes or a quick sweet bite now and then...keep a jar in the fridge, they won't last long..


2 Cups Brandy
1 Cup Red Wine
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
3 Pounds Pitted Cherries (Fresh when in season, but Frozen will due in a pinch)

Goodies Co. Box - Kashi Chocolate Soft-Baked Square

Wonderfully soft, very chocolaty...can satisfy a chocolate and cookie craving all in one.

Fiber, Protein, Low fat and good taste...and only 160 calories.  A healthful alternative to cookies.

Description per Card:

"Made with whole grains, agave, sweet potatoes and beans, the indulgence is really not indulgent at all."

Look for them in your local store, like Giant Eagle, Kroger or Wal-Mart

of find them online at Amazon.

PS - check out these bars from Kashi, they are heavenly!

A fun Beta Test - Goodies Co. Taster's Box - 1

I got to be part of goodies beta test.

My first Goodies Box!

Goodies is a new company that sends a taster's box monthly for a low monthly cost (mine started at $7.00 monthly, including the shipping)...not sure if the price will change....but it was a great deal for several sample size goodies, I would otherwise not know about!

What's inside..
Containing a 1 serving sample of:

snackLets Kale Chips
Sensible Food Crunch Dried (R) Snacks
Wai Lana Chips

A nice description card...

Back Side of Description Card

I can't wait to give them all a try!

Check them out on facebook...and request an invitation to their beta test...I haven't been disapointed yet..

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Homemade Pumpkin Butter.....

Pumpkin Butter Cooling on the counter

Fall weather brings jeans, sweatshirts, trips apple picking and wonderful pumpkin butter...

What starts as ordinary little pumpkins, turns into a wonderfully smooth, sweet treat..

Make sure to get pie pumpkins, not carving pumpkins.  These are from Bambi's in Circleville, OH