Jul 1, 2016
by Inger
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July 4th Grilled Fruit Salad

I love hanging out (even virtually) with other bloggers.  Nothing like a bunch of clever cooks and a food challenge to push you to new levels.  So this week I made a Grilled Fruit Salad, decked out for the 4th of July, for a Wisconsin Whisk link party. 

Grilled Fruit Salad

Grilled Fruit Salad

Wisconsin Whisk is an organization of Wisconsin food bloggers who do outings and classes and promotions.  This month’s challenge was grilling—something I normally leave to my husband.   Continue Reading →

Jun 29, 2016
by Inger
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Magic Mushroom Drinks: Cocoa, Coffee, Elixir

I have a new love. it’s homemade flavored beverages—from teas to fruit syrups with fizzy water.  And I have just added some new mushroom supplement beverages, sent to me from Four Sigmatic.   I am calling them Magic Mushroom Drinks! 

Four SIgmatic Mushroom Drinks

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Drinks

Four Sigmatic “was founded with the goal of cutting through all of the hype and helping people eat more of the world’s most scientifically studied superfoods, like mushrooms.” They wanted to make them easy to incorporate in your diet, “no more fads, no more pills, and no more capsules.” Their mushroom drinks were even named one of the top 10 products at Paleof(x), a holistic wellness conference this spring.  Making healthy foods easy–what a concept! They even donate a portion of proceeds from each sale to Boarding 4 Breast Cancer, a non-profit foundation focused on breast cancer prevention. Continue Reading →

Jun 26, 2016
by Inger
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Blueberry Strawberry Parfait USA

The 4th of July holiday is a time for fun and celebration!  This year I am trying to be health conscious as well and wanted to make a dessert that was healthier–but still keep all the fun!  What better seasonal food to use for this day of red, white and blue than berries!   So I layered strawberries, blueberries and a cream cheese whip into glasses and called it… Blueberry Strawberry Parfait USA!  

Blueberry Strawberry Parfait USA

Blueberry Strawberry Parfait USA

I always associate the 4th of July with strawberries.  A couple decades ago, as penny-watching newlyweds, my sister and I used to go out to our CSA farm where they let us pick the last small berries for free. This always happened on the 4th, since we were both off work and our husbands could watch the kids.  We’d go out early, pick until our backs were sore and our fingers stained pink, then stop for a lunch of malts and pizza burgers (yes, I was less health conscious back then 😉 ).  What fun–buckets of berries, a “girls” lunch, and time left for 4th of July celebrating!   Continue Reading →

Jun 20, 2016
by Inger
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Lemon Balm Pesto with Shrimp

I grew a new herb on a whim last year—lemon balm. Lemons had been scarce in our area and virtually absent in organic form, which is always my first choice. I had even needed to make my Lemon Ginger Honey Tea with lime. Yes, it was a tough year for lemon lovers. 

Lemon Balm Pesto

Lemon Balm Pesto

But what if I could produce a nice lemon flavor from another (natural) source? At an affordable price of course. It all led to Lemon Balm Pesto.   Continue Reading →

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