Saturday, August 6, 2016

Weekend Round-Up

Best New Flower Discovery
Casablanca Lily
It's a bulb and the fragrance is AMAZING. Smells like jasmine. I checked online and can be found at Home Depot.

Best New Twist for a Smoothie
Raspberry Smoothie Bowl
Cook's notes: 
It’s a smoothie that you eat with a spoon. Thick enough
 for toppings!
Recipe from Real and Simple magazine June 2016
Ingredients:
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • ¾ cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
Topping
  • 1 kiwi or banana, 
sliced
  • 2 TB. chopped roasted almonds 
or walnuts
  • 1 tsp.  flaxseed or chia seeds
  • 2 TB. granola

Directions:
  • Place the banana, 
raspberries, almond 
 milk, honey, vanilla, 
and cinnamon in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy.
  • Pour the smoothie 
into a bowl.
  • Top with the kiwi or banana, almonds, 
flaxseed, and cereal.
Best Cake Recipe for the Week
Maple Apple Nut Cake
Cook's notes: This moist cake is sure to be an early fall favorite with maple syrup, apples, cinnamon and nuts. Recipe adapted from pillsbury. com 
Cake Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup maple-flavored syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Saigon cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 3 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Glaze Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 TB. maple-flavored syrup
  • 1 TB. butter, softened 
  • 1 TB. chopped walnuts
Cake Directions:
  • Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.
  • In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and 3/4 cup butter; beat until smooth. Add 3/4 cup syrup and eggs; blend well.
  • Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and allspice; mix well. Stir in apples and 1/2 cup walnuts. Spoon into greased and floured pan.
  • Bake at 350°F. for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
Icing Directions: 
  • In small bowl, combine powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons syrup and 1 tablespoon butter; mix until smooth. 
  • Spoon over top of cake. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon walnuts.
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1 comment:

  1. I really need to plant some lilies. I have only the orange wild tiger lilies.

    I've been eating lots of smoothies lately. So refreshing in the summer. Today I'll have my first bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with my first ripe tomato.

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