Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette for #FreshTastyValentines

Welcome to #FreshTastyValentines with a wonderful vinaigrette (along with a tasty salad). DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!!! . . . → Read More: Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette for #FreshTastyValentines

Ginger-Peach Jam (Freezer Version and Traditional)

I must praise the book my mom got me for an uber early birthday:  The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.   For more information and praises on this book, click here for an earlier post.

Since work is still super busy, I am pulling this draft out of the archives from peach season . . . → Read More: Ginger-Peach Jam (Freezer Version and Traditional)

Smoothies Round Up

To refresh, since January 1, we have been trying to have smoothies “mostly” for dinner.   We eat either a granola bar or granola with milk or yogurt for breakfast, salads for lunch and a hearty (pun intended) smoothie for dinner.   Here is a round-up of what we have tried so far.

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Ginger-Almond Brownies

These brownies have some unexpected flavors and are even better the next day after all the flavors meld together. They would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration. . . . → Read More: Ginger-Almond Brownies

Mulling Spices

What smells like Christmas to me?

That’s easy…cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.

What tastes like the holidays to me?

That’s easy…something warm, spicy and mulled.

These mulling spice mixes are easy to make and you can assure the freshness of all the flavors involved.    To make small mulling packets to give as gifts, follow the . . . → Read More: Mulling Spices

Ginger Butter Tea Cookies

A very elegant and simple cookie, this is the perfect choice to accompany that cup of fragrant tea. Spiced with ginger and orange zest, this is the perfect Christmas cookie. . . . → Read More: Ginger Butter Tea Cookies

Maldivian Body Scrub

Ah, wouldn’t a trip to a tropical paradise be great right about now? Can’t carve out enough time to go during this holiday season? Make this spice scrub instead….. . . . → Read More: Maldivian Body Scrub

Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

I had grandiose ideas.

Yes, I had done the The Twelve Days of Christmas for 2010 and I had done fourteen Christmas gift posts last year.

This year promised to bring posts on “Gifts from the Kitchen 2012.”   I had even written many drafts, some  as far back as January 2012.   I had lots of things . . . → Read More: Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

And then there were nectarines: Red Nectarine and Candied Ginger Jam

I am including nectarines in my Peach-palooza. Here is another great recipe from The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook. . . . → Read More: And then there were nectarines: Red Nectarine and Candied Ginger Jam

Makin’ jam with mom and bakin’ away the rain

It rained all week during Spring Break. What to do? Bake and make jam! . . . → Read More: Makin’ jam with mom and bakin’ away the rain