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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Feb 9, 2017
by Inger

Chocolate Fondue–Fondue Pot Optional

Due to an uncommon family tradition, whenever I think of fondue, I think of New Year’s Eve. For years, instead of going out, we have celebrated quietly–with a holiday film and three fondues in front of the fire.  Cheese and meat for dinner, then chocolate fondue for dessert!

Fondue makes any occasion fun! And chocolate fondue with strawberries & fresh fruits is tasty, healthy & perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Fruit & Chocolate Fondue

But fondue is too much fun to limit to just one night—and chocolate fondue is perfect for Valentine’s Day! So why not melt a little chocolate and pull up some plump ripe strawberries! How many people have chocolate covered strawberries as their favorite Valentine’s Day dessert, after all! Continue Reading →

Feb 5, 2017
by Inger

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

I just got a deal on some red peppers!  Organic for under $1 each. While I like to “eat local” if I can, I sure won’t pass up an opportunity like this.  Time for Quinoa Stuffed Peppers!  

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers combine healthy red peppers with nutritious quinoa, savory tomato sauce and herbs for a tasty vegan entree. You won't miss the meat!

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

I used to make meat filled peppers until a lucky “accident”.  One day while making my usual recipe, I had some prepared quinoa left over from another meal.   I love clearing out my refrigerator, so I swapped out my usual rice for quinoa.  As I mixed the ingredients– before adding the meat–I started nibbling.  Hmmm, did I even need the meat?   Continue Reading →