Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Brain Food: An American Type

the book was published after his death.  the author writes about meeting his future wife at the artist colony, Yaddo, in Saratoga Springs, NY.  His struggles as a poor writer in NYC, and his life during the 1930s.  I would read more books of his.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Review: Dried Persimmons

Bella Viva dried persimmons are good - chewy and nothing added except the fruit.  I got these for $10/lb at TJ Maxx packaged in 6 oz bags.

nutrition facts from livestrong:

"Persimmons are high in vitamins A and C, the trace mineral manganese and dietary fiber."

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Ginger Bread

Mary Berry’s gingerbread recipe…
375g unsalted butter
300g dark muscovado sugar
150g golden syrup
900g plain flour
1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp ground ginger
For the icing
3 egg whites
675g icing sugar, sifted
3 tsp lemon juice
To decorate 
1 x 30cm square cake board
6 cocktail sticks
200g giant milk chocolate buttons
15 yellow or orange boiled sweets
2 night-light candles

Friday, December 11, 2015

Product Review

REVIEW - ingredients are very good - the apricot is very tart, tasting the orange and lemon but not the apricot.  The Pear is very textured, grainy, like a pear and has more of a pear flavor than the apricot has of apricot.  All in all - I think this company attempts to create a wholesome product.  I would like to see the percentage of the main fruit listed to determine the authenticity of the fruit itself contained within. I paid $46+11 shipping for 12, 18 oz glass jars.  A cost of $4.75 per jar which is a good price for a local product.  They are not organic.  That would be nice.  But it appears from the video they do a good job of washing the fruit before they process.  Apple butter is their main product - that includes only apples and apple cider - and that product is really good!  Very thick and apple like.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Meal Plans

One of the hottest new company trends for foodies and dieters:

Gift Ideas!