• HOMEMADE SPICES AND CONDIMENTS

    Lavender Infused Sugar

    Making infused sugars is one of my favorite things to do lately. And Lavender Infused Sugar is my favorite of all. We normally don’t eat white sugar, but you can’t really do these things with brown sugar because you can’t see the flowers or the citrus peel that you infuse that sugar with. It just looks better with white sugar, even if you don’t eat it. I love the fact that you have so many options to make infused sugar: with lavender citrus peel cinnamon vanilla lilac violet flower etc. There are so many great, delicious and good looking options to make this. They are really great as a gift as…

  • HOMEMADE SPICES AND CONDIMENTS

    Make your own Dried Citrus Peel

    This dried citrus peel is excellent in tea, it gives such a unique flavor to it. It’s really good in baked goods as well, ground. When I’m getting my hands on some organic and delicious citrus I try to get the best of them, to use every piece. That’s why I use the inside and the outside of the fruits. The citrus from the supermarket, the conventional ones, are good, but you can’t really use the peel because it has some nasty things on it, like Orthophenylphenate and Thiabendazole. I don’t really know what’s that, but surely I don’t want that in my stomach. The citrus peels are covered with some kind…

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    Corn Flakes Mixture for Fried or Baked Chicken

    Do you like fried chicken? Or baked, of course, if you don’t want to fry it. You can easily make fried chicken at home if you prepare this Corn Flakes Mixture ahead of time. On weekends we like to watch a tv show and eat a pizza (always homemade), fries and fried or baked chicken, or chicken nuggets. We are not going to a fast-food, we make these things at home. If you have these ingredients on hand, you can easily make a batch of baked chicken nuggets. Ingredients: 150 g of corn flakes, crushed 150 g of breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon of paprika 1/2 a teaspoon of pepper 1 teaspoon…

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    How To: Homemade Vanilla Sugar and Extract

    Making homemade vanilla sugar and extract is cheaper than any vanilla flavorings you can buy at the supermarket, and you need only 2 INGREDIENTS for each recipe. People always say that homemade is always better and they’re soo right. When you make things like cakes, cookies or even food, you add to the recipe just a few and the right ingredients, but when you buy already processed foods, they’re full of preservatives and nasty stuff. I encourage you to try and make some of the things at home, they’re easy to make and most of the time, they’re CHEAPER. How about that?! You simply have to get up and do it.…

  • HOMEMADE SPICES AND CONDIMENTS

    Homemade Greek Seasoning

    If you haven’t tried making seasonings at home, this is a good place to start. Make this Homemade Greek Seasoning and you will not buy it again. It’s so much fun making homemade spices and blends – at least for me. Ingredients: 2 teaspoons of dried rosemary 3 teaspoons of garlic powder 2 teaspoons of onion flakes 2 teaspoons of dried thyme 2 teaspoons of dried basil 2 teaspoons of dried dill 3 teaspoons of dried oregano 2 teaspoons of dried parsley 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of salt flakes 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg 1 teaspoon of ground pepper Mix every ingredient and pour them into an…

  • Homemade Herbs de Provence
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    Homemade Herbs de Provence

    If you don’t have homemade mixed spices, I encourage you to try to make this Homemade Herbs de Provence. It’s cheaper and healthier because you control the salt intake. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of dried rosemary 2 tablespoons of dried thyme 2 tablespoons of dried oregano 2 tablespoons of dried basil 2 tablespoons of dried marjoram 2 tablespoons of dried parsley 1 teaspoon of black pepper 1/2 a teaspoon of dried chili Mix everything together and you have your own seasoning Herbs de Provence. It’s really good on meat and fries. You can keep it fresh for months in an airtight container.

  • HOMEMADE SPICES AND CONDIMENTS

    Lemon Salt

    This Lemon Salt you can use for meat, fish or with vegetables. It gives a nice texture and taste to everything you use it in. My husband brought home some beautiful big lemons and we used them in tea most of the time, but I didn’t want to throw the skin, knowing they’re organic lemons. I saved the skin from two lemons and I let it dry at room temperature because I wanted to make something I had in mind for some time. Ingredients: 2 organic lemons 1 teaspoon of sea salt 2 organic lemons 2 teaspoons of sugar For desserts, zest the lemon and put it in a jar.…

  • Homemade Bouillon
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    Homemade Bouillon

    This Homemade Bouillon is great if you don’t want to use bouillon cubes, or store-bought seasonings, that are filled with salt. Ingredients: 2 carrots 1 parsnip 1 stalk of celery a little bit of celery root 1 leek 1/2 a bell pepper celery and parsley leaves one tomato 2 cloves of garlic 2 tablespoons of salt Chop every vegetable and blend them until you have a fine paste. You end up with a moist paste you can use in many meals. But be careful, season your meal after you taste it so that you don’t ruin it because this paste has salt. Keep the bouillon in the fridge for the next…

  • Homemade Dried Vegetables for Soup (No Additives)
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    Homemade Dried Vegetables for Soup (No Additives)

    These Homemade Dried Vegetables are a great addition to your meals. It adds flavor but without the additives or chemicals. I think that what you do at home it’s best for you, it has lesser ingredients and it’s more healthy. I don’t use soup mixes of any kind, I make this myself, and you can keep it months in an airtight container, in a dry place. You can make this in the oven, but it takes a while. You have to dry this for 3-4 hours and I think it’s a lot because the oven consumes a lot of energy. I don’t think it’s economic to dry this 3 hours and…