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MT – Day 30 – Cutting Nectarines with Renzi PLUS Smoothie Recipe :)

With the apricots out of the way it was time to work on some of the nectarines. We all LOVE fresh nectarines so some are being kept in the fridge. HOWEVER we cannot eat 80lbs of them! I have dehydrated nectarines before but with all the other dehydrated fruit that I have stashed away this year I opted to cut the nectarines into chunks and freeze them. I discovered that a nectarine smoothie is absolutely... read more

Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler

After picking all those cherries yesterday I just HAD to make a dessert with some of them. This is what we had for lunch: Please note that I was making this to feed 11 people. Feel free to half the amount if you are feeding a smaller crowd. FILLING INGREDIENTS: 12 cups of pitted cherries 4 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp arrowroot powder 4 tbsp raw cane sugar INSTRUCTIONS: Mix the lemon juice, arrowroot and raw... read more

Ginger Snaps

Recently, we have been reading the Famous Five series again by Enid Blyton (British author). I read them to Michelle and Michael a LONG time ago, again to Daniel several years ago and now Caleb is in to them. I read them as a child and thus have the original series of 21 books. Last week the Famous Five were enjoying ginger biscuits (cookies) and that got me craving some of our own! Not being able to find... read more

Elderberry Syrup

2 photos in this post. Last winter we purchased Elderberry Syrup during the cold season but it was rather expensive. I happened to mention something to Jess about it or she said something to me, can’t remember! Anyways, she knew where there were some elderberry trees so last Friday off we went up a gravel road. Sydnee LOVES to climb trees so she was extremely helpful in pulling the big branches down... read more

Plum Fruit Leather

Large purple plums are SO plentiful here that we are having a hard time keeping up with them and there is no way we can eat them all fresh even though they are delicious. Dehydrating them in halves takes a LONG time so we decided to experiment with fruit leather. Yum! Yum! (Picture above actually shows both golden plum and purple plum leather.) It has turned out really well so here is our recipe. Be... read more

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