Monday, October 2, 2023

Drying and Bottling

Drying and Bottling

Here is some parsley which I finally
ground up and bottled.
Home grown parsley smells much more fragrant
than store bought.

Drying some Thai Basil.

Marigold Flowers and Dill Seeds Drying.

I also picked a bunch of basil and made 3 batches of pesto.
Grow what you can use what you have.
Enjoy !

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Blueberry Kalamata Olive Ricotta Bombs

Blueberry Kalamata Olive Ricotta Bombs

2 eggs beaten
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
10 seedless Kalamata olives chopped in half (or other olives)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (frozen ones stay suspended in batter)
1 teaspoon dried Herbs de Provence
1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
butter, grease or oil to coat muffin tins

Preheat oven to 375 F. Beat eggs medium, add one cup ricotta and stir in till just mixed. Add chopped olives (use other olives if you wish), frozen blueberries, dried herbs, and seasonings. Grease, oil, or butter six muffin tins. (I had left over Béarnaise sauce so used that, lol.) Bake 25 minutes, watch closely. Cool on rack. Run knife around bombs when cool and then press in with knife to release bottom and turn over to release, then flip back over. These ricotta bombs are quick to make and are great for breakfast, brunch, or a healthy snack. Each time I make these I'm going to try different additions to the batter. Double recipe for 12 bombs.

Enjoy !

Friday, September 29, 2023

A Few Errant Leaves

A few errrant leaves are lying about

as a precursor to this season.

Here's a wall tile I made years ago.
The leaves are patterned after coleus leaves.
Happy changing of the season.