Strawberry Covered Chocolate. You Heard Me.

While halving and hulling thirty-six pounds of strawberries for an extra large batch of Strawberries and Cream Jam, I had several silly ideas. One of which was a B-Grade horror movie in which the tagline read “To Halve and to Hull”, but that’s another blog post. The other was to make strawberry covered chocolate. I wanted to take a very familiar dessert and twist it around. The results were delicious.

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Brown Sugar Banana Nut Bread

A real quick post. Yesterday a friend came over and dropped off some super ripe bananas (thanks Cathleen!), so of course it was time to make some tasty banana bread. This is a super simple recipe that is easy to whip up and get in the oven. The brown sugar helps darken the loaf and gives the bread a nice rich flavor. You will notice I don’t add any butter or oil to the bread. It gives it a nice crispy outside (instead of tacky), while retaining the moistness on the inside.

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Norwegian waffles! …the way my friend’s great grandmother used to make!

Let me just start by saying, these things are AWESOME! I discovered these little beauties while travelling in San Miguel de Allende earlier this month. We had the privilege to meet some wonderful people that were part of an acrobat troop there called Gravity Works, one of which was Norwegian. Kalyana was nice enough to invite us to his house and cook for us. Continue reading

Agarita Jelly, how to harvest and how to make it

Agarita Jelly

Back in May of 2010, I noticed around the farm that we had an ABUNDANCE of beautiful agarita berries.  If you have never heard of agaritas before, they are a Texas native plant that produce a very sweet-tart like red berry about the 1/4″ in diameter. Someone said, “Hey you should make some agarita jelly!”.  Sure, why not. Continue reading