Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Almost Summer Smoothie

There is a paper … well, there are papers… around this house somewhere with a scribbled array of smoothie recipes I’ve been making, drinking and serving. When I find them (if they didn’t get thrown away in one of the almost rare instances someone cleans around here), I will share.


For now, I can remember the last one I made and it was refreshing and nourishing.


Summer is on the way Smoothie


1 cup of coconut water

1 cup of frozen strawberries (we picked them ourselves!)

1 apple

2 teaspoons local, raw honey




My daughter has been preparing all of our dinners and they have been so tasty.  She has made up her own recipes so sharing might be hard but I’ll see if I can get her to stop long enough to share. She is graduating from high school in a few days and I almost cannot believe it. The time has flown and I will cry more than I can stand if I don’t switch subjects. I typed too long so she isn’t in here to ask anymore. I will try to get the dish notes for you soon.


I saw a youtube video recently where someone showed how to make carrot juice using a Blendtec. I am SO trying that. It is a few carrots, some water, a piece of ginger and maybe one or two other things.

I would be more clear but I have yet to add speakers to this computer so I haven’t actually heard the video. . . smiles.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Potatoes & Kale

I miss cooking! I want to bake something, make something, take something delicious to someone!
Alas! My daughter and niece are doing all the cooking for now. . . I hurt my knee and have been on the couch instead of the kitchen.

My DIL and I were watching something on tv last night that shared a scrumptious way to use kale. It made me want to hop to the kitchen to make it but I kind of hobbled to the coffeepot instead. My DIL, however... went home and MADE the kale dish and brought me some! Hi, Ryann for whenever you see this!

For those who don't know yet, our third to oldest son got married on March 18th of this year and we are blessed with another daughter to the family. She has been making cakes, kale, and all kinds of things in their apartment a few minutes away. We get to sample things sometimes and so far, all has been so good!

The kale dish she made? Easy and can be changed in all kinds of ways .
You just rub olive oil on potatoes and put them right on the oven racks. Heat at 400 degrees F until tender. I think the person doing the recipe may have said about 45 minutes but I don't recall and I always just check mine until I know they are done.

Anyway, you let the potatoes cook as they sit and then slice the top portion of the potato off and mash these together. I think it is a version of twice baked potatoes... where you scoop out some of the potato and make a form of mashed potatoes and put these back in the potato boat or skin and bake in the oven. With this recipe, you caramelize onions in a skillet and add kale and some seasonings and then mix this into the mashed potato mixture or serve on top. The ones my DIL, Ryann made were just wonderful!

I am really trying to figure out what to do about this blog. The actual blog is fine but blogspot now has such hard (for me) to figure out formatting that things don't look or function as they should. I've been playing around with one in Wordpress but it isn't even user friendly enough for me. I would take a computer course to figure html and other mystifying things out but the thought bores me.

Until I figure something out... things will make do as they are, I suppose.