Feb 23, 2017
by Inger

Healthier Broccoli Cheese Soup

Does the world really need another broccoli cheese soup?  I hear you, probably not.  But how about a version with an added vegetable?  Less fat? Or a little more flavor and an extra antioxidant (turmeric)? How about that!  

How about a new Broccoli Cheese Soup... with an added vegetable...  less fat...  a little more flavor and an extra antioxidant (turmeric)...

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I tend to suffer from what the tech industry calls “analysis paralysis”.  I want to research every recipe ever written, test them all, then mix & match to arrive at the very best possible version.   Continue Reading →

Feb 19, 2017
by Inger

Botswanan Iced Tea

Wow, it’s been a strange year for weather.  But I wasn’t about to complain when it topped 50 in Wisconsin this week.  It almost felt like spring.  Time for a warm weather beverage–Botswanan Iced Tea!  

With Rooibos, black tea, lemon juice and ginger beer, this Botswanan Iced Tea will get you psyched for summer. The antioxidants are just a fringe benefit!

Botswanan Iced Tea

I got my first taste of Botswanan Iced Tea at book club this month.  Our hostess had just returned from a trip to Africa where she liked this so much she asked for the recipe. Isn’t it great to have friends who are well traveled!    Continue Reading →

Feb 16, 2017
by Inger

Step by Step Home Cured Gravlax (Salmon)

It’s month two of the Food in Jars Canning Challenge–and I’m still psyched.  This time I’ve made Home Cured Gravlax (Salmon).  

Home cured gravlax is delicious and a better value than heading to the deli. And it is super easy with this step by step guide.

Home Cured Gravlax

If you’re not familiar with gravlax, it is (per Wikipediaa Nordic dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill. Gravlax is usually served as an appetizer, sliced thinly and accompanied by  a dill and mustard sauce, either on bread, or with boiled potatoes.”  Continue Reading →

Feb 12, 2017
by Inger

Valentines Day Trail Mix

It’s really my father’s fault.  He started delivering Valentine’s Day candy to his (adult) children many years ago.  And when his grandkids came along, they got miniature boxes.  Hand delivered with love. Talk about feeling special!  

Avoid a holiday candy coma-try some trail mix made with granola, nuts, dried fruit & holiday M&Ms. Great for Valentines Day Trail Mix or for any holiday!

Valentines Day Trail Mix

When my father passed away in 2009, I couldn’t let the tradition go.  And this year I included something new, Valentines Day Trail Mix!  

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