Archive for July, 2010

18
Jul
10

Garden 2010

Other than the raspberries, I am trying different things to grow this year , Oregano , Hot peppers and Onions.

No pictures from the garden yet.

onion sets for planting

Oregano for the garden

18
Jul
10

Diane’s Cake

Diane's cake class she took for fondant

18
Jul
10

Raspberry Syrup

With an abundance of fruit and being tired of soda and various other high priced drinks, fruit syrup is a good way to make use of the fruit that is in season (or fruit that you have frozen).

Put hand picked cleaned raspberries in a measuring cup.

Add enough water to cover, or better yet fresh squeezed orange juice.

Place in a heavy pan at least double the height of the raspberry fruit liquid.

Slowly bring to a boil and mash the berries, skim any foam at the surface.

If available add over ripened bananas

The mixture should boil up and bubble, reduce heat and simmer a couple of minutes.

Remove from heat and with a large spoon and wire mesh sieve ,pour the fruit mixture through the sieve into a bowl.

With the back of the spoon, press the mixture in the sieve till it gives up all it’s juice.

Return the juices to a measuring cup to measure.

Pour the juice back into the pan and add the equivalent amount of sugar.

Heat the mixture to dissolve the sugar, the longer it’s cooked the thicker the syrup will be.

Add some salt, I use about 1/4 oz per cup.

Let cool, bottle and refrigerate.

To make a beverage:

Mix with cold water or seltzer, club soda etc. to taste

(about 1 inch in the bottom of a gatorade style bottle and fill with cold water)

A cool refreshing alternative to other beverages

use as you would for other syrups, over ice cream , pancakes etc.

18
Jul
10

Shopping

prices as of 04/25/2010 warehouse club

18
Jul
10

LOBSTER DINNER

or as pronounced in Rhode Island, Lobsta Dinna

What would be a summer without some seafood specifically Lobster with steamers, (steamahs)

check out your lobster and make sure it’s still moving

prepare a pot of water big enough to cover the lobster

Once the water returns to a boil, it will be about 10 minutes or so.

Steam up some clams, boil some corn on the cob and cook up several small potatoes in the microwave.

Melt some butter and reserve some of the juice from the clams to serve on the side.

It’s a quick meal to prepare.

Here it is !!!

serve with ice cold : beer, lemonade, or a fruity home made Raspberry cooler w/ vodka

You can just hear the waves crashing on the beach and sound of seagulls circling overhead !




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