Monthly Archives: July 2015

Coconut Lime Blackberry Cornbread Muffins

Coconut Lime Blackberry Cornbread Muffins
To say that these muffins are popular with the kids is putting it mildly! What can I say, I seem to have outdone myself. Frankly, I’m a little surprised.

The boys usually like just about every muffin. Favorites tend to have chocolate chips (orange coconut chocolate chip mini muffins) or peanut butter (peanut butter chocolate chip muffins). More unfrosted cupcake like than muffin like. Yes, they like nearly every muffin. But for their new favorite to be gluten free, I’m shocked! Continue reading

Dulce De Leche

Dulce De Leche
I feel I must begin this post with a warning: this recipe is extremely addictive, just ask my three sons!! First they enjoy a lick of the spoon after I season it a little, then they are asking to have it all the time. Frankly I’m surprised they haven’t gone hunting in the fridge for it.

Not only is it delicious, but this dulce de leche is so incredibly easy to make. How much easier can it get than opening a couple cans of sweetened condensed milk, pouring it into jars and letting the slow cooker do the work? I can’t think of much else that is easier than that! And the end result is completely sublime.
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Watermelon Mojito

Watermelon Mojito
This summer we have been eating quite a bit of watermelon. It is the perfect summer food, eat it really cold and the juices are simply refreshing. We’ve had a very hot summer so you can imagine how often we eat watermelon! So why not make some watermelon juice and have a little fun with it!

We grow watermelons in our garden, but so far this summer all our watermelons have been store bought. Our own melons will be ready soon and the boys are VERY ANXIOUS to try them! We’ve had good luck though and all but one of our bought watermelons has been juicy and delicious. Continue reading

Chocolate Cinnamon Peanut Butter

Chocolate CInnamon Peanut Butter
Long time no recipe post! This summer has been beyond insane. I am so ready for school to start up again. Swim has kept us extremely busy, more than I ever expected. Luckily my volunteering duties are nearly done. We only have the City Meet left and a banquet to plan. This week is our first week of no evening meets or practices. That’s right, all dinners at home!!
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Garden Madness

Here is a glimpse at what is happening in our lives, the garden more specifically. It takes a good chunk of time!

I spend many mornings picking tomatoes. Morning is the only time that is remotely tolerable and even them I’m covered in sweat after a short while. Sometimes the boys will help, other times not so much!

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In My Kitchen – July 2015

Once again it is the beginning of the month and time for another IMK post. Where does all the time go?? Days in the summer drag on since the boys are with me ALL THE TIME, yet in general the summer is whizzing by quickly. Thanks to Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting this wonderful event.

It has been another busy month in our house. We continue to dine twice a week at swim meets and I am so out of ideas. It is an adventure getting the kids packed up to swim, let alone fixing and packing dinner for everyone! Luckily we only have two evening meets left, I’m counting down until our dinner schedule is back to normal. Better yet, when my sourdough schedule isn’t interrupted. Between the late afternoon practice twice a week and evening meets twice a week I am having to squeeze in my bread whenever I can.

So here is what else is happening in our kitchen this month. Tomatoes, lots of cherry tomatatoes. The cherry tomatoes are the first to come in and they are growing like crazy. I pick them every couple days. Sean and Ewan will eat a couple but otherwise it’s just me. As a result I make roasted sauce with them, I can only eat so many tomatoes (don’t want to repeat my tongue problems from last year eating too many tomatoes)! The orange cherry tomatoes were made into four jars of smoked paprika tomato jam. It’s quite tasty with a kick, thanks to red pepper flakes and cayene pepper. The full size varieties are also starting to ripen. The first BLT of the season was fantastic.

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