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Friday, August 5, 2022

Rustic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.
 
 
I've been dreading the start of August all summer. Not particularly because there's anything major happening here this month, but because it's the month that I have to buckle down and get my fall inventory in order for the upcoming September festivals. Y'all, I am stressing the hell out right about now. Thankfully, my bestie is in the same boat because I made her book the same shows with me, so I'm not alone in my struggles. Both of us were starting to feel the burn out this week, and she decided to come over so we could take a break from our hot mess situations for a bit. It was too hot to sit outside and catch up, so we took to the kitchen instead and ended up making this Rustic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Golden Blossom Honey. 
 
 
Nothing is sweeter than a time out with your best friend where you can bake delicious pie and catch up on all the latest details and drama of each other's lives. This is a great recipe for a girl's night in, shared over a bottle of wine. It's classy and elegant but really simple to make. According to me anyway. I'm pretty sure my baking style of just winging measurements by eyeballing it stressed the bestie out more than her inventory issues, she might have regretted trading work for time spent with me by the time she left LOL. I know some of you are ready to switch out to pumpkin spice everything now that it's August, but there's still A LOT of summer left to enjoy the fruits of the season! Hocus Pocus 2 isn't out for another 7 weeks, so let's not rush through the remaining days of warm weather yet. And definitely don't let this summer pass you by without making this incredible pie!

Ingredients


1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chilled butter
1/4 cup ice water
3 -4 cups fresh rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 egg, beaten (for glaze)
 


 

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What do you do to break away from home or work stress for a bit ? 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Mahi-Mahi with Tomato-Tomatillo Salsa

Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.
 
 
So it seems that my daughter brought home a lovely souvenir from Colorado in the form of Covid. She started feeling ill late last week, and even though we quarantined her to her bedroom and made her wear her mask any time she left her room, I seemed to have picked it up from her this week. While her test was positive, I did take an at home test that registered negative, but I'm having all of the same symptoms as her so I'm starting to think mine was a false negative. And then we have Jason who tested negative and feels healthier than ever. I told them I didn't think it was fair that I not only didn't get to go on the trip, I got the negative fall out from their adventure. Not cool. Allison and I haven't had much of an appetite this week, so we've been living on Starbucks and cheese sticks. Jason decided to take advantage of the situation and cook something that the two of us normally wouldn't eat- fish. We've had some Mahi-Mahi fillets in the freezer, so this week was the perfect time to try out this Mahi-Mahi with Tomato-Tomatillo Salsa from Golden Blossom Honey.
 
 
While my husband can make pretty much any breakfast dish to perfection, he's never been much of a dinner chef. So when we can find delicious, yet simple recipes that even he can't mess up, it's already a winning recipe in my book. There are minimal ingredients required here, meaning you can make quick work of getting this recipe done in under 20 minutes, especially if you have a good chopper. This is especially handy for amateur cooks to keep tucked away for an easy, yet impressive dish. I've never grown tomatillos before, but according to my best friend who planted them last year, they grow like they are on crack. If you find yourself with an abundance in your garden, the salsa here is a fantastic way to use them up! 

Ingredients

1 cup fresh plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup fresh tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed and cut into fine dice
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM RAW HONEY
salt and pepper to taste

4 (6-ounce) portions mahi-mahi fillets
olive oil
salt and pepper
 



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Sorry for the slow replies! I'll get to those in the next few days when I'm feeling a bit better. 
  
For those who have went through Covid, did you have a comfort meal to get you through? 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

White Bean, Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad

Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.
 
 
This year I decided that I would nix the beefsteak tomatoes that I normally plant in my garden and focus solely on growing cherry and grape tomatoes. I love a big, hearty tomato as much as the next gal, but we seem to eat them a lot less frequently than the smaller varieties, and I knew I wasn't going to be up for canning any this season because my work load is triple compared to this time last year. But lo and behold, to my surprise, I ended up with large tomatoes in the garden anyway. They must have been improperly marked at the nursery when I bought them in the spring, but it's one of those things where you just have to roll with it. Kind of like when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When the garden gods give you big fat tomatoes, you make White Bean, Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad, a colorful and flavorful recipe that you can find right on Golden Blossom Honey's website. 

 
As many of us are experiencing record high temperatures, we're turning to lighter, easy to prepare dishes like this one. Normally I am not one to eat onions raw in any form, but oddly enough, I found them very satisfying to chomp on in this salad. This is a recipe that you can have on the table from start to finish in about 10 minutes, and best of all, there's hardly any stove top time involved in the prep process. And with the heat waves rippling across the globe, this is a recipe we can all get behind until Mother Nature gives us a little cooling relief!
 
Ingredients
 
Dressing
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
salt and pepper to taste
Salad
2 (16 ounce) cans cannellini or great northern beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups plum tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
 
 


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Have you ever had an unexpected growth in your garden? 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Banana Upside-Down Cake

Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.
 
 
My daughter moved to Colorado and my best friend moved to Georgia this week, so needless to say, I've been feeling a bit emotional these last 7 days. I had an infusion appointment on Wednesday that I couldn't miss, so I had to stay behind while the rest of the family made the 15 hour drive to The Centennial State to help her get settled in. Jason called last night and asked if I was doing productive things since I had the house to myself and I had to be honest and say no. Instead of checking off things to do from my work schedule, I made a cake and binge watched trash television on Netflix all week. This is something I never do, so it was kind of a welcome indulgence for me. On the binge-list was Inventing Anna and The Ultimatum, as well as this divine Banana Upside-Down Cake from Golden Blossom Honey. 
 
You should have everything needed to make this cake in your pantry already, so when you're in your feels too, no need to peel off the 2 day old leggings and head out to the store for ingredients. This is a scrumptious cake no matter what emotions you're feeling. Happy or sad, it hits the spot. The only thing I would have done differently here is add chopped walnuts or pecans to the banana sauce before pouring in the cake batter and maybe doubling the amount of sliced bananas simply because I love me some caramelized bananas and the more the merrier, I say. I'll make those additions the next time I bake this cake, which seems like some fall inspired changes, but while it's still summer, you could add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the top of your slice for an indulgent warm weather treat. 

Ingredients

Bananas:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
2 ripe but firm bananas, sliced 1/4-inch thick
Cake:
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
 


 

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Is there anything weighing on your heart today? 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 8, 2022

Cantaloupe Mousse

Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.
 
 
The kitchen is usually my happy place, but when it's overwhelmingly hot out, it's usually one of the last places I like to spend time in. I don't like standing over a stove or turning the oven on, so I try to keep ready meals or minimal prep foods on hand throughout most of July when I know the weather is almost unbearable. I also like to keep a variety of ice cream on hand, but because of my tummy issues, it isn't something that I can indulge in every day. That's why I am a fan of homemade mousse. Chocolate or peanut butter is usually my go-to for mousse, but I saw this Cantaloupe Mousse recipe on Golden Blossom Honey recently and thought it might be fun to switch things up a bit this time.  
 
 
Cantaloupe mousse is a cool, creamy, and light dessert that is perfect to have on hand during these scorching summer months. I am a huge fan of cantaloupe because of how juicy and refreshing it is on its own. But using it in a mousse takes this fruit to a whole other level of summertime goodness that I think needs to be tasted by all. And unlike ice cream, since this is not a dairy based dessert, I can indulge in this tasty treat frequently because it doesn't inflame my tummy issues. It's easy to prepare, requires very minimal stove top use, and can be stored in the fridge for several days, making it the perfect ready-to-eat snack when you need a refresher on a hot July day. 

Ingredients

1 package unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
1 cup pureed, ripe cantaloupe
1/3 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM RAW HONEY
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups non-dairy whipped topping
 


 

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What cool treats do you like to indulge in on a hot summer day?