Monday, February 27, 2012

cranberry applesauce to share

I recently made a large batch of this tart and delicious homemade applesauce for friends this February. The finished product was a home run!

Serve a spoonful atop oatmeal with a sprinkling of cinnamon or layer applesauce with Greek yogurt and granola for a delish breakfast parfait. Adapted from this recipe.

Cranberry Applesauce

yields approximately 3 cups

3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
1.5 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
pinch of salt

In a heavy saucepan, cook the apples, cranberries, sugar, apple cider, the cinnamon stick, and the zest over medium heat, stirring often, for 15-20 minutes, or until the apples are very soft. Remove the cinnamon stick and pass applesauce through a food mill or potato ricer. Stir in butter and salt. The applesauce keeps, covered and chilled, for 1 week.

This tart treat will keep you wanting more!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

coffee flan + mardi gras


local Austin beets

Tangerine + Habanero Martini
recipe seen in Inside Fort Worth Magazine

Pizettes with Shrimp, Romesco,
Toasted Coconut & Microgreens

my latest Pinterest
inspiration board screenshot

local Rainbow Chard
sauteed in bacon grease

Larry the lobsta

bubbles + coffee flan

homemade V-Day treat

Bordelaise from Black Rooster Bakery

Edamame potsticker forming

"looking forward to spring"
photo shoot with Kari Crowe Photography

Fat Tuesday Chocolate Chunk Cookies