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Creamy Banana and Kiwi Parfaits

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

Creamy Banana and Kiwi Parfaits, no grains and no sugar.
Creamy Banana and Kiwi Parfaits

I have put these flavors together before and while they tasted superb, but the photo was horrible! A terrible, no good, horrible food photo is usually the result of a delicious surprise when one is playing around in the kitchen, and the end result does, in fact, deserve to be shared. If you are a food blogger, well then it stands to reason that some of the blog posts will have delicious food with a terrible photo....

The down side to blogging a recipe with a horrible photo is that not everyone will take the time to read beyond the photo. So in celebration of delicious food with horrible photos everywhere, I will be repeating some of these recipes, only this time I will include a photo showing how delicious the food really is!

Plus I really think you will enjoy this healthy dessert. It is simple to double or triple depending on your guest or family count. Oh, and did I say, it was healthy?


Creamy Banana and Kiwi Parfaits
by the seat of my pants
serves 2

1 large or 2 small very ripe bananas, chilled (put the banana into the fridge in the morning...)
1/2 c honey yogurt
1 - 2 ripe kiwi fruit depending upon the size


Peel and slice the kiwi(s). For presentation, set aside one slice, cut in half and set aside. Dice the remaining kiwi slices.


Mash the banana, fold in the honey yogurt.


Layer the banana mixture and the kiwi fruit pieces in an attractive glass serving dishes. Top with the reserved half slices. Chill until serving time.

Enjoy!

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Watermelon with Mint and Feta

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

Yesterday my dear husband got the mint settled into its new home in the side yard. This tub of mint has traveled with us to two homes. We (that would be my husband actually) just dig it up and take it with us. Mint is one of those garden items that you want to have some control over, so we plant it is a large heavy duty garden pot, and sink that planter pot into the ground. It has the comforts of being in the ground for temperature control and we get to control how far it spreads and takes over (it does not).


Soon after, the mint got settled I remembered this salad. You know the one with mint and feta to offer a salty contrast to the sweet fruit. I love flavor combinations like this one, it is always refreshing and actually very good for you as well.

But today we are having some with dinner.......

Watermelon with Mint and Feta
Watermelon with Mint and Feta

Watermelon with Feta and Mint

4 c watermelon chunks, you can dice or use a fork for irregular shapes
1/4 c mint leaves, minced
3/4 - 1 c crumbled feta cheese

Combine the watermelon and mint, by folding the mint into the melon. Spoon melon into a shallow serving bowl, scatter the feta over the top.

Refrigerate until serving.

Enjoy!



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How to make Brown Sugar, for your homemade household

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

I just finished a ten-day stretch at work, and now I have a four day weekend in compensation. For ten days I have missed cooking, but I am so very thankful for a sweet husband who kept me fed as the days ticked by. The one task I wanted to complete in the kitchen (before starting to cook!) was a wee bit of organization.

I love our home on the peninsula, but the kitchen, while it is attractive, does not offer the storage and organization that our previous home did. So there was only one thing to do, get busy, more creative, and get it better organized, so I did.

For our breakfast, we had oatmeal with toasted oats (toast your oats before you cook them, the time spent is worth it.....) with raisins, dates, coconut butter and brown sugar. Today's breakfast used up the rest of the commercial brown sugar that came with us to the peninsula when we moved.

Turn your organic sugar into brown sugar.
Homemade Brown Sugar and Dark Brown Sugar

We don't use a lot of sugar normally, yet my goal was to make brown sugar from the organic evaporated cane sugar in our sugar canister. Our tastes have changed in the last few years and sweets are not the first thought when planning a meal.

Brown sugar is very simple to make. You can also customize it for your family's preferences. I do like to have a light brown sugar as well as a dark brown sugar on hand for cooking and baking. Below are the formulas I used. Feel free to adjust for your own taste and preference. Since I only have one sugar bear, the dark brown sugar is stored in a mason jar with a screw on cap.

Soft brown sugar.
Terra Cota Sugar Bear, help keep brown sugar soft in dry climates.

Homemade Brown Sugar
by the seat of my pants

Note: if you have a texture preference, evaporated cane sugar is a larger size than standard sugar. If you like the smaller size (especially over your oatmeal, like we do) you may want to buzz the sugar in a food processor for a few moments before adding the molasses.

Light Brown Sugar
Makes 6 cups

6 c evaporated cane sugar
1/3 c molasses

Drizzle the molasses over the top of the sugar in a large bowl. Using a whisk, stir and fold the sugar over and over until the molasses has been distributed evenly. Store sugar in a canister with a tight-fitting lid, or if you have a terracotta sugar bear, place a drop of water on the bear, spread the water around over the top and gently place it on the sugar. Cover and store. Use in all recipes calling for brown sugar.


Dark Brown Sugar
Makes 4 cups

4 c evaporated cane sugar
1/3 c molasses

Drizzle the molasses over the top of the sugar in a large bowl. Using a whisk, stir and fold the sugar over and over until the molasses had been distributed evenly. Store sugar in a canister with a tight-fitting lid, or if you have a terracotta sugar bear, place a drop of water on the bear, spread the water around over the top and gently place it on the sugar. Cover and store. Use in all recipes calling for brown sugar.

Homemade organic brown sugar is easy!
Organic cane sugar, brown sugar, and dark brown sugar.
Enjoy!

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Butter Roasted Radishes

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

Who remembers eating raw radishes dipped in salt? Or sliced over a salad? Maybe grated and used in a roast beef sandwich (which is delicious by the way)? But cooked? I know; cooked radishes were a new venture for me, but after this salad, I was hooked.

Butter Roasted Radishes, buttery, salty and delicious!
Butter Roasted Radishes

These radishes are simple and just right for a weeknight feast. A little butter, a few radishes, some salt and pepper and you have a wonderful side dish.

Butter Roasted Radishes
adapted from: add a pinch
400-degree oven

2 bunches radishes, cleaned and cut in half
1 T butter
Salt and Pepper


Melt the butter in a skillet, add radish halves, toss to coat. Roast 10 minutes, stir, roast 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Serves 2-4.

Enjoy!


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