Every year in late spring, the kids and I pile in the van to trek 50 miles to a pick-your-own orchard to gather up enough strawberries to last us all year long. We have a blast every time we go. We’re pretty fast pickers, too. It only takes us a couple of hours to harvest […]
I call it Popeye’s Citrus Smoothie because it has all the bright flavors of orange and strawberry, with an iron punch from the spinach. The banana really helps to bring the group together with it’s creaminess.
Walnut smoothies with pineapple and strawberries are a great way to start the day. If you have picky eaters who think they don’t like walnuts, run this recipe by them, but don’t let them see you make it. ;D Walnuts have such a mild taste that they’re easily overpowered by sweet fruits. When you serve […]
The first growing season I spent putting up jams and jellies, I used pectin in everything. That’s what the recipe said to add, so that’s what I did. This past strawberry pickin’ season, I made strawberry jam the old fashion way or the classic way. I kept the pectin box in the pantry and I […]
Freezing whole berries is the fastest method and most excellent way to preserve the quality and freshness of the product. The method I’ve explained here works for freezing blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Carefully wash berries and drain on an absorbent towel. Pat dry with another towel. Place dry berries on […]
I’ve been playing with my immersion blender, again. Here’s another fresh smoothie drink recipe that turned out refreshing and filled my tummy. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1/2 cup crushed ice 1 cup orange juice 1 cup vanilla yogurt 6 to 8 ripe strawberries, cleaned & quartered Blend until smooth in a drink blender or with […]
In honor of my daughter’s 5th birthday, I’m making pink smoothies for breakfast. Maggie was my 35th birthday present that came four days late. She’s a cool kid with a lot of personality and a great sense of humor. Maggie loves pink, chocolate, and sparkly Vessi vegan shoes. Yep, she’s pretty awesome. MAGGIE’S PINK SMOOTHIES […]