Jul 312015
 
Five Friday Finds #197Since we got back from California, we're trying to get back to a regular schedule as well as tweaking our routines. Looking at where my time goes, it seems like I'm spending it on a lot on random things - errands, appointments, and of course, playing around on social media or going down the rabbit hole that is the intarwebs. I'm hoping to become more focused and have time allocated to things instead of just [click to continue...]
Jul 302015
 
Pineapple Coconut PopsiclesAfter cutting the pineapple for the pineapple cutting tutorial I wrote a while back, I needed to make something with the pineapple since I'm not actually a fan of eating fresh pineapple plain. I thought about how I also like coconut and piña colada, so combined with the weather lately, some pineapple coconut popsicles were in order! We enjoyed the creaminess of the coconut milk and the sweetness of the pineapple. You might want to [click to continue...]
Jul 282015
 
SauerkrautWe recently got a head of cabbage, and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. Then James mentioned he thought some sauerkraut would be good, but I didn't want to risk making a whole cabbage's worth of sauerkraut only to not have it turn out since I remembered the last time I did, and we ended up discarding most of the batch. So I thought maybe I could make a few different [click to continue...]
Jul 272015
 
Inspire Me Monday #43Welcome to Inspire Me Monday! It's such a pleasure to have you join us. :) Starting off with what I've been up to this week: Pineapple Vinegar Make your own raw pineapple vinegar and easily add a bit of pineapple flavor along with the power of probiotics to your food. Brown Butter Level up your butter to the nutty, toasted, magical awesomeness of brown butter! Five Friday Finds - "Yosemite" edition Party open until midnight [click to continue...]
Jul 242015
 
Five Friday Finds #196We went and visited my brother in California last week and also hiked some of the trails in Yosemite. Let's just say hiking with a baby's definitely a lot harder than hiking without! Even with a baby carrier, walking around with an extra 20 pounds or so was a lot more difficult than expected. The scariest part? Walking down uneven steps when you can't see your feet! Hope you enjoy these Five Friday Finds! And [click to continue...]
Jul 232015
 
Brown ButterIf you know me, then you know I like butter. But you know what's even better than regular ol' butta? BROWN butter. Also known as beurre noisette, or hazelnut butter in French. It's got a bit of nutty flavor just packed with yum. Use it on all sorts of things - veggies, pasta, fish, chicken, or even just on a spoon. No judgement here! Fortunately for you, it's also really simple to make. Afterall, what [click to continue...]
Jul 212015
 
Pineapple VinegarLast time, we went over how to cut a pineapple. Now, the question is - what should you do with those pineapple skins and core? Sure, you could trash or compost them, but wouldn't it be nice to use them somehow first? Well, here's your solution! Make pineapple vinegar! And if you really want to compost or trash it, you still can - after making this pineapple vinegar. :) Why would you want to make [click to continue...]
Jul 172015
 
Five Friday Finds #195I'm running a bit behind, so I'm going to go ahead and post the linky party so you can all join in. I'll update with the features in a bit! Hope you all have a fun and delicious weekend! Spread the word! Grab this button for your site. <p style="text-align:center;"><a href="http://morselsoflife.com" title="Morsels of Life"><img src="http://morselsoflife.com/upload/fff.png" alt="Share your recipes on Morsels of Life: Five Friday Finds" title="Share your recipes on Morsels of Life: Five Friday Finds" [click to continue...]
Jul 162015
 
How to Cut a PineappleDid you know each pineapple is actually composed of many flowers with their fruitlets fused together around a central core? Each flower leaves behind an "eye." So now you know why there's so many of those spots on a pineapple! Anyway, back to cutting pineapples. You'll want to cut off the top and bottom first since it'll make cutting the skin off simpler. You can also grow another pineapple by planting the top if you [click to continue...]

Tropical Smoothie

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Jul 132015
 
Tropical SmoothieIt's SRC time again! As part of the Secret Recipe Club, we're (secretly) assigned another blogger, and we get to select a recipe from their blog to make. This month, I got The Harried Cook, where Marsha shares her recipes as a record for her daughters. What a great way to pass recipes on! Looking through her posts, I was drawn to her homemade quark (wonder who came up with the name?), smoky BBQ sauce, [click to continue...]