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Stevia sweetened sweet ice tea

Today at the famers market I found fresh stevia. I’ve seen it before but never thought of buying it. I love making sweet tea but don’t like using sugar or honey too much. Now I tired brewing a few of the stevia leafs along with the rooibos tea leafs. It …

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Blueberry scones for lazy morning

 Noah’s 4th tooth is coming in so he woke up at 1:30 am and then again at 5am. The way this little boy is making teeth he will be 10 month with a mouthful of them. Poor James was tired this morning so when Noah went down for a nap …

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Good news at Sammy’s wood fire pizza and pumpkin soup

It’s been a gorgeous day with the family visiting pumpkin patch, lots of playing, cuddling and a lunch at Bella’s favorite restaurant Sammy’s Wood fire pizza. In all honesty I don’t think she loves this place for the food but rather because you can watch the trolley go by. My …

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Warm fruit salad

I guess that was that fall because today it’s warm and sunny again. I had to admit I’m little disappointed because I was looking forward  to cuddling in front of the fire with hot cocoa and my family. This day has been absolutely insane with a photo shoot for my …

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Homemade vanilla sugar

Vanilla sugar is hard to find here in the USA. In Sweden where I come from it’s a common product used in pretty much all desserts and baking. I’m not big on vanilla extract so I’ve been using vanilla beans for my cooking but it get fairly expensive so now …

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Peppermint hot cocoa

Wow we’re having our first fall storm and off course it happens when we’re dog sitting so poor James and Lola are out in the heavy rain, hopefully taking care of business. Nothing taste better than after being outside in the cold than a hot drink in this care it …

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French green lentil salad

The plan today was to go out hiking in the morning with my friend Jess and Lola which is a dog we’re dog sitting for a few days. Through out the hike we got rained on so we arrived home very wet. When I’m thinking cold and rainy weather I …

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Warm yam and cheese salad

I have all these yams in my fridge and wanted to make a different kind of potato salad. This is the result, a side dish we ate with our BBQ dinner on Saturday. The combination of sweet, salty and sour is wonderful. 1 large yam, peeled and sliced2/3 cup hard …

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Balsamic marinated mushrooms for BBQ

Well the intent was to BBQ last night but when the food was cooked half way through, the BBQ ran out of gas so I had to finish cooking everything in the kitchen instead. It did not effect the taste however. I loved this marinade and Bella who sometime can …

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Orange cheese cake in a jar

I found a web site with recipes for cheese cakes in a jar and I thought it looked so much fun that I decided to give it a try and made a cheese cake with orange flavor mixed with chocolate. This cheese cake is not baked so it’s a very …

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