Category Archives: Uncategorized

dinner.project.photos

The dinner project is going really well. I love all the pics!

   
    
 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

now.on.bloglovin

I’m super excited to be a part of BlogLovin now! Woo hoo!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

the.worst.zucchini.relish

This is a recipe for the worst zucchini relish ever. I entered it in the state fair last year, and of the 3 zucchini relish entries, I did not place. Not even 3rd. It was that bad. The only nice thing that could be said was “beautiful jar” – the thing I had no actual hand in making. I find this hilarious.

 

My husband on the other hand loves this stuff. He puts it on pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, etc. We sent a jar to my father in law, and I believe it was gone within a week. So, who really cares what the fair folks say, eh? (Though I totally entered a jar this year…just to see.)

  • Grate 10 cups of zucchini into a bowl. Chop 3 -4 bell peppers (red makes for the nicest presentation later) finely, as well as 2 1/2 cups onion. Mix with 5 TB salt and allow to sit in the fridge overnight.
  • The next day, rinse and drain the goods that sat overnight. Add to a pot.
  • Add 3 cups sugar, 3 cups vinegar, 1 TB dried dill, 1 tsp coarse ground pepper, 1 tsp celery seed, and bring to a boil
  • Boil for 30 minutes – start the water in your canner.
  • Pack hot sterilized jars with relish, add sprigs of dill along the side to pretty it up.
  • Water bath for 10 minutes, and viola! The worst zucchini relish ever.

I don’t usually like relish myself (I’m a picky pickle or pickled eater) but think this is pretty good stuff. Give it a try. I bet you’ll agree. And if you want to come judge the category at the fair, let me know!

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized, yummy eats

applesauce.cupcakes

I wanted to make some pumpkin cupcakes for an event my little store had last weekend. But somehow I was out of pumpkin – the horror!! As I was totally fixated on the idea of these cupcakes, I decided to modify the recipe a bit and came up with applesauce cupcakes instead. And they were pretty mind blowing.

  • Cream 4 eggs and 1 & 2/3 cup sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Add 1 1/2 cups chunky applesauce (I used the stuff I canned from local apples last year – I know. I hate myself for being such a hipster too) and 1/2 cup oil and mix
  • Add 2 cups flour, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp baking soda and stir
  • Add to lined baking tin and bake for 12-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Frosting:

  • Beat 3 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 cup soft butter, 1 tsp vanilla and 2 cups confectioner’s sugar until smooth. I prefer to mix until whipped and fluffy
  • Add to ziplock bag, seal, clip corner and pipe like a professional
  • Eat remaining frosting directly from the piping bag

They turned out super moist and delicious. I almost like them better than the pumpkin muffins! Almost…

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized, yummy eats

2014.in.review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,100 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

urban.garden.goodness

Loving all the green in our little urban garden!

20140707-191214-69134555.jpg

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

the.new.norm

the.new.norm

1 Comment

August 23, 2013 · 7:16 pm