Monthly Archives: July 2020

The WORST Bottle Of Wine I’ve Ever Bought!

When I go grocery shopping, sometimes things catch my eye.

I saw this Wine and thought I’d give it a whirl. I do enjoy a good Sangria from time to time, even though I’m a White Wine enthusiast.

This Wine was bar none, the WORST Wine I have ever had, EVER!!

I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around the fact that this Wine was given 95 points by the Los Angeles Wine Competition and a Gold Medal?

Seriously, that stuff is so gross, I threw out the entire bottle, minus a small sip. Now, I’m not one to waste anything, but that was not fit for Man nor Beast! There was no way, no how that I’d be able to morph that Wine into anything that would be consumable, period. Down the drain it went. 

Save Those Egg Whites!

Not so long ago, I made another batch of Meyer Lemon Curd for a recipe I want to try later down the road.  This recipe calls for 12, yes a dozen Egg Yolks.  😮

NOW!

What are we to do with all of these Egg Whites?

 

 

Freeze them!

I divvied up each Egg White into a small, snack size zip-top bag and then put all 12 of them into a freezer bag.  AH!  Don’t forget to mark the bag with it’s content as well as the date that you froze it, I’ve made that mistake a coupla times :/

You can then take out as many Egg Whites as you need for all sorts of things.

 

What I did was to add an extra White to DH’s Scrambled Eggs in the morning, SHHHH!  Don’t tell him that I was lightening up his morning 😀

 

 

Happy Birthday To ME!!!

 

Yup!  I’m a July baby.  AND I make my own Birthday cake, every year!

Anchovy Vinaigrette

Well, it’s Salad Season again and I love to make my own Dressings, which brought to mind this post from 2017 :

https://mykitcheninthemiddleofthedesert.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/a-different-twist-on-salad-dressing/

I didn’t tell you all about the Anchovy Oil that I save and use in the recipe above.

 

 

My Husband is crazy for these little Fishies, me, can’t stand them! I hunted high and low for Anchovies from Italy, and finally found them at Cost Plus World Market, love this store!

Once DH has finished a jar of these babies, I save the Oil for Vinaigrette.  But you can read more about that part in the thread above.

ENJOY!

More Crafting!

I like to change out my front door décor from time to time and went looking in my storage cabinet for something Summer-y.

I pulled this one out

https://mykitcheninthemiddleofthedesert.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/it-was-craft-day/

… but alas, the little paper umbrellas were goners!  I just so happen to have MORE of those Cocktail Parasols, so a-crafting we shall go!

 

 

GET CRAFTING!!

Homemade No Knead Crusty White Bread

Since the World fell off it’s axis back in, what was it March, I think, anyways … since then, it has been nearly impossible to find Dry Active or Instant Yeast, let alone any Wheat Flour!

WELL!

I may have made mention that my Pal Carolyn from up the street a ways, gifted me some Yeast and I did find two 5 pound bags of All-Purpose Flour, YAY!!

 

 

I already made one batch of No Knead Dutch Oven Bread with the recipe that Carolyn gave me, adapted for High Altitude, now let’s make KAF No Knead Crusty White Bread, shall we?

 

 

This recipe made me 4 decent sized baguettes, not bad.  But oops, can you see the two loaves to the left there?  I didn’t make deep enough slashes in the dough prior to baking round one on my Baking Stone.

 

 

But look how gorgeous this came out!  I’m very pleased with the results.

 

 

YUM!

 

 

I shared three of the loaves with the Neighbors, along with a jar of homemade Fresh Strawberry Jam that I tried my hand at.  I mean what goes better with Bread than Jam and Butter?

Share your food everyone.

 

Happy Fourth Of July!

I wanted to change out our ‘wreath’ on our front window to something along the lines of The 4th of July themed …

 

 

I think this came out GREAT!

It’s dead simple too …

I just got myself a piece of corrugated cardboard, cut it into a 8″ X 8″ square

Heated up my Glue Gun

Glued down 5 pairs of inexpensive slippers (or as you may call them Flip Flops) from Dollar Tree

and lastly I hung it on the window out front with a loop of Floral Wire, stuck through the cardboard.

 

I hope that you and yours have a happy and safe Fourth Of July!