Desserts, Photography

Sugar free small pear tarts

Using the other half of this Sugar free chocolate banana bread batter I made some beautiful small tarts with pears from our garden. We had a lot of pears this year so most of them are falling from the tree. I thought of this dessert for a long time and now I did it. Hope… Continue reading Sugar free small pear tarts

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Chanterelle

One of my favorite wild mushrooms are Chanterelles. They tend to grow in mossy coniferous forests and among grasses and low-growing herbs. They have a funnel shape and are orange or yellow. Chanterelles have a distinctive taste and aroma. Chanterelles are high in Vitamin C, potassium and Vitamin D. We eat them with sour cream,… Continue reading Chanterelle

Maine dish, Photography

Baked potatoes in the oven

I love to bake unpeeled potatoes in the oven. Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, you get a perfect baked potato served cracked open and still steaming. You can have it with butter and salt, cheese, baked beans or chili sauce. Any filling is good, vegetarian or not. You can baked them… Continue reading Baked potatoes in the oven

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Stinging nettle – your best friend

Nettles is also known as stinging nettle and has been use in the kitchen and medicine since old times. My mom used to put it in almost any food in the spring. We used to run in garden and get sting by it, when we were playing hide and seek.  I remember all the adults… Continue reading Stinging nettle – your best friend

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Wild garlic

When you say spring all I can think about it is wild garlic. Fresh from the garden or the forest, these leaves are my favorite for a pesto. Forget about basil. Go bold, go wild and make a wild garlic pesto. It is also known as ramsons, buckrams, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek, or bear's garlic. I use the leaves in… Continue reading Wild garlic

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

I always wanted to have a homemade vanilla extract. It has only 2 ingredients and is all natural, no chemicals at all. I found so many recipes on the net about the process and all of them had lots of vanilla beans. In my country vanilla beans are very expensive so buying 8 or 10… Continue reading Homemade Vanilla Extract