Wednesday, 28 May 2014
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Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Asparagus like most fresh fruits or vegetables, begins to lose its natural sugars immediately when it is harvested. This loss is rapid, and unless used very soon after it is picked it becomes less flavorful and sometimes even bitter. There is a method to amend this, and it is very simple.....
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Appreciation for Mom is shown in a lot of different ways in my family. It can be anything from flowers to a lovely piece of jewelry, but, it always includes food...good food!
When my children were young they would make me a course by course breakfast, with the first course being strawberries. I love strawberries, and these days you can buy fairly sweet ones all year long! Yum!
I decided to do a twist on the strawberry theme this year, I put them together with rhubarb and made a little mason jar pie! You can find these wide mouth 8 ounce Mason jars at most hardware stores, grocery stores or on Amazon, about $10.00 for 12. The acerbic punch of the rhubarb mellows out while it cooks and is the perfect complement to the ripe sweetness of the strawberries. Use my delicious, flaky pie crust recipe or keep it simple with a pre-made dough and customize with different cutout shapes or crimping styles around the edges.