Sunday, December 29, 2013

San Agustinillo. Oaxaca

Wow this has been an off the charts adventure. Were started in Oaxaca City and now via a very Small plane have journeyed to the pacific coast. I will be blogging more about Oaxaca city, the radish festival, the Christmas Eve celebrations later on. I just now have secured internet.

Below is the view from our cabana. Then a view inside the cabana. We are staying at the cabanas Bamboo. They are Eco cabanas. Our is very comfortable and very lovely.





Yesterday Kalee and will took a surfing lesson and we took a boat tour of the white mangroves . We spied many crocodiles and iguanas . Plus a variety of birds.

Stayed tuned. More adventures to come.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Best Sweet Potatoes

I have a love/ hate relationship with Sweet Potatoes. My husband loves them. I am very marginally in like with them. For years I have been slammed with this wonderful sweet potato Casserole his mom made.

So when I was asked to bring sweet potatoes to a"his family gathering " I was a little concerned. So what the heck... I went for it. everyone loved this recipe and every time I make it it gets great reviews. Try it... It is wonderful

3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Topping(recipe to follow)

Mix sweet potatoes,sugar, eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla together. Pour into a well greased casserole Cover with topping and bake at 375degrees for about 30 minutes

Topping

1 cup,light brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 cup coconut
1 cup pecans

combine above and mix well to form crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole.

Enjoy. This is great.





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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Just a few updates.....,

Please go to www. Statebystategardening.com And then go the blogs. I just did a post on Sage. Who doesn't need Sage for the Holidays. I put a great recipe for Sage crackers from the Disney institute on it.

Also check out this book:




Just started reading it. I love the idea ! I am going throughout ornaments and Christmas decorations. Much love. Have a great snowy day !!!!
Friday morning before the winter mix came in I made a last harvest trip to my garden. The temperatures were going to drop down to below 20 degrees so that may officially halt my growing season.

I cut some collards, Kale and some nice red lettuce.





I made my favorite Collard recipe Friday night. it is adapted from a recipe from Southern Living

Ingredients
12 Hickory-smoked bacon slices, finely chopped
2 medium slice onions
3/4 pound smoked ham
6 garlic cloves chopped
3 (32 ounce) containers of chicken broth
Approximately 3 lbs fresh collards, washed and trimmed
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper

1. Cook bacon in a 10 qt stockpot over medium heat sautéed until almost crisp. Add onion and sauté approx 8 minutes and ham and garlic and sauté a minute longer. Stir in the broth and remaining ingredients. Cook 2 hours or to desired level of tenderness.

Now on to decorating for Christmas We are traveling some during the holidays so I am not going 100%. I am just having fun looking through all the hugh collection of mismatched Christmas decorations. Stayed tuned !!!

Location:Last Harvest

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