Monthly Archives: May 2015

Herb Marinated Feta

Herb Marinated Feta
Need a way to jazz up your cheese plate? Spice up your life with some marinated feta cheese! It is beyond easy and yet the resulting cheese is so full of flavor.

With our herbs finally growing well it is time to have some fun. All right, the fun may have already started with plenty of minty cocktails. Mint grows and spreads really well so we have LOTS. Add in two boys who just had to get chocolate mint plants and our herb boxes overfloweth with mint! Continue reading

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Dried Fruit Focaccia

Dried Fruit Focaccia
The other day Sean and I had on Unique Sweets while I was getting our carpet picnic ready. Let’s just say this is a dangerous show to have on, so many delicious looking sweet treats. The good thing is that we don’t live near most of the places they go! Another good thing to come of it is that it is an inspiration, the result of which is this recipe.

Some restaurant on the show served a fruit studded focaccia for brunch. Why hadn’t I ever thought of that before?! I simply had to come up with a recipe for this. Sean agreed! Of course when he sees any food on television he usually wants it, “can we make that Mommy”!!
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Easy Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca

The title of this post may be confusing you. Isn’t all agua fresca easy to make?! Well, I suppose it is. But this version is even easier, I promise! It uses an ingredient most of you probably haven’t even thought about.

Perhaps you don’t know what agua fresca is. It is simply water and fruit, combine the two and you have a very refreshing drink for those hot summer days. It may only be spring still, but here in South Carolina the heat has kicked in full force.
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In My Kitchen – May 2015

As you may have noticed I have not posted much lately. It has been beyond crazy busy here.  I was busy planning our school’s spring carnival and it finally happened last weekend.  As if I wasn’t already stressed, Jack decided to fall and cut himself just as setup for the big event began.  I took him to the school nurse who said he really should go to Doctor’s Care.  The cut was too big for DermaBond so it took three people to hold him down while another put in three stitches.  STRESS!!!  Luckily we made it back before the carnival began and I had an awesome committee and volunteers who set it all up while I was gone.

Then this past week was Teacher’s Appreciation week at school.  We had treats for the whole school staff all week.  One day I baked an Apfelkuchen, Mandelkuchen, and blueberry crumb bars.  Another day I felt like I spent all afternoon cutting watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple and making fruit kebabs.  The last day it was a batch of chocolate chip cookies and double dark chocolate chipotle cookies. Continue reading