Archive for the ‘Fruit’ Category

Apple Salad

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

This easy salad comes together in a few minutes. The hardest part is chopping the apples. My recipe is based off of this one from AllRecipes. Apple Salad Serves 4 8 oz vanilla yogurt (I like Stonyfield whole milk vanilla yogurt) 1 tbsp honey 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup craisins 4 medium granny ...

Nectarot Upside Down Cake

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

This delicicous cake is based off one I found via Pinterest. The buttermilk adds a subtle tang. The original recipe called for nectarines, but this would work well with any stone fruit. I used some of the surplus of nectarots (a hybrid of nectarines and apricots) in ...

Pork Tacos with Clementine Salsa

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

This recipe was inspired by the pork tacos with mango salsa in the excellent The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook. I say inspired by, because we immediate proceeded to change just about everything. I'm sure it's an awesome recipe, but it also provided us with a great way to use ...

No Pectin Added Blueberry Jam

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

I followed this Taste of Southern recipe for a no pectin added blueberry jam. I had about 4 cups of blueberries, used 2 cups of sugar, and still a full 2 tbsp of lemon juice. Not sure yet how well it will set up, but it looks promising, ...

Peach Cobbler

Friday, July 4th, 2014

This recipe is modified from the one on the back of a bag of frozen peaches. A good starting point, I think, for future endeavours. :) It turned out quite well, especially for how little effort it took to put together. Peach Cobbler For the peaches 1 16-oz bag frozen peaches 2/3 ...

Guacamole in a Molcajete

Friday, May 16th, 2014

I got a great molcajete for Mother's Day. :-D This one is made out of granite rather than the traditional basalt, so it was blessedly easier to season - one round of grinding rice to get out grit, then grinding a garlic and canola oil paste to entirely ...

Pork Chops with Spiked Chunky Applesauce

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

This is another recipe of my mom's, inspired by several similar ones out there on the web. We had this with some baked yam fries and steamed veggies. Very tasty! Pork Chops with Spiked Chunky Applesauce For the apples: 1 tbsp butter 2 small granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and each cut ...

Cherry Pie

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

This is my go-to recipe for cherry pie, based off of the one in Joy of Cooking. I either use an all butter crust also adapted from Joy of Cooking (see bottom of the post), or I cheat and get one of the refrigerated versions, which aren't quite as ...

Everett Mall Farmer’s Market

Friday, July 19th, 2013

A new farmer's market opened this past week at the Everett Mall. It was small, but quite nice, and I got some great tomatoes, spinach, peaches, "nectarots" (a hybrid of apricots and nectarines), beets, and some delicious just fried mini doughnuts tossed in cinnamon sugar that are not pictured, ...

Loot from the Mukilteo Farmer’s Market

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Loot from the Mukilteo Farmer's Market  - Rainer Cherries and Cherry Cider from First Fruits, olive oil from Far North, and my absolute favorite tayberries from Swanson Brothers.  The all too short tayberry season is here, hurrah!