The Jesus Diet


Harvesting Potatoes..
September 1, 2011, 5:10 pm
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Canning a year of Spag Sauce
August 26, 2011, 10:19 pm
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Assemble supplies..

Blanch tomatoes

Plunge into COLD water and peel skin.

Don’t forget something awesome to listen to… (10 points for whoever knows my choice!)

Start chopping!  First tomatoes…

Then all the other stuff..

Add it all to the pot and cook

Pour into jars and water-bath

REVEL in your hard work!!

PHEW!



Where Has Megan Gone?
August 22, 2011, 3:36 pm
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Into her kitchen to preserve food!!

 



Preparing for August Preservation Workshop
July 29, 2011, 5:28 pm
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I’m counting down the days for the food preservation workshop I’m hosting on August 13th.  I’m working down my list of things to prepare.. So, here’s your time to let me know what you want to learn about preserving.  So far on my list:

1.  drying tomatoes

2.  freezing green beans

3.  How to make (and can) tomato sauce

4.  How to make fruit leathers

5.  How to dry herbs

What else do you want to learn about?  I’m looking forward to answering your questions the best that I am able.  The workshop is Saturday, August 13th at 10:00

 

Also, check out  Simple Lives Thursday over at Just Making Noise!



Stuffed Tomatoes
July 17, 2011, 1:21 am
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Everyone has heard of stuffed peppers, but stuffed tomatoes?!  Last year I tried a recipe for tomatoes stuffed with spinach and cheese.  They were amaze-balls.  This year, I switched it up a little.. Here’s the recipe!

Stuffed Tomatoes

4 tomatoes

1 green pepper

1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese

2T parmesan cheese

Salt and Pepper

Cut the top off of the tomatoes and scoop out the guts (leave enough flesh on the side that they can hold their form).  Put the guts into your food processor with the big blade attachment.  Season the inside of your tomatoes with a little bit of salt and fresh ground pepper.  Throw your seeded and cored green pepper and cheeses into the food processor with your tomato guts.  Whiz a few times until it’s thoroughly mixed together and spoon it back into your tomatoes.  Cook at 350 for about 15 minutes, until all the cheese is melty and the tomatoes are soft.

Alterations:  You can throw about anything inside your tomato.. Add some basil, cooked rice, meat, beans.. Seriously people, the tomato’s your oyster!



Wilted Greens
July 14, 2011, 5:07 pm
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About a year ago my massage therapist told me about this recipe that her grandmother used to make all the time.  I tried it this spring, and it’s now my FAVORITE way to eat my greens!

Wilted Greens

6 slices of bacon (know your farmer!  Make sure to buy bacon without nitrites or nitrates)

1/2 c chopped green onions

1/4 c Apple Cider Vinegar

2 T honey

8 cups greens, torn into pieces

Cook the bacon until crispy.  Drain and save drippings.  Crumble the bacon and set aside.  Add green onions to the drippings and cook until tender.  Add the ACV, honey and 1/4 c water.  Cook and stir until boiling.  Add bacon and stir together.  Pour over lettuce and serve immediately.

Hey, and while you’re at it, check out Mare at Just Making Noise!  I’ve entered this recipe in the Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop.  Have a look!



Mulberry Frozen Yogurt
July 13, 2011, 5:04 pm
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Do you have access to a mulberry tree?  Is there one dropping copious amounts of berries into your yard?  We do!  I’ve been trying to come up with recipes to use them up and I have a winner!

Mulberry Frozen Yogurt

1 qt plain yogurt (Locally I like to use Kalona Supernatural)

2 T maple syrup

a dash

1/4 c pureed mulberries

Mix all of this together and either process in an ice cream maker or stick it in the freezer, stirring every half an hour or so until it is firm.