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Fermented Salsa

I got this recipe from http://www.cheeseslave.com/lacto-fermented-salsa/

Fermented Salsa

Ingredients

Chili peppers (1-2 serranos or 1/2-1 jalapeno, depending on how hot you like it)
Medium fresh tomatoes (4), or canned tomatoes (1 pound), organic if possible
Medium white or yellow onion, organic if possible (1)
Garlic cloves (2)
Lemons or 3 limes, organic if possible (2)
Sea salt (1 TBS) — where to buy sea salt or
whey (2 TBS) — if you don’t have any whey, use an additional 1 tablespoon salt
Optional: 1 bunch oregano, fresh (or 1 teaspoon dried)
Optional: cilantro (1 bunch), fresh
Optional: Filtered water

Equipment

Rubber gloves
Quart-sized mason jar with lid
Optional: Food processor

Directions

1. Wearing gloves, cut open the chiles and discard the stems and seeds (If you don’t wear gloves, you risk burns — trust me, I’ve done it. I advise wearing the gloves.) Set aside.

2. If using fresh tomatoes, peel and deseed them: Fill a large saucepan halfway with water, set on high heat and bring to a boil. Carefully set tomatoes in saucepan and let sit for 5-10 seconds, then remove with a slotted spoon or tongs. Cool and peel. Cut tomatoes in half and gently squeeze out the seeds, or scoop out with a spoon, and discard. Set aside.

3. Peel and quarter the onion and peel and smash or crush the garlic.

4. If using fresh herbs, rinse, dry and chop them, discarding the stems.

5. Place the peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and optional herbs into the food processor (you can also do this by hand — just dice everything with a sharp knife).

6. Squeeze the 2 lemons or 3 limes and add the juice.

7. Add the sea salt and whey.

8. Pulse several times (more or less for desired consistency).

9. Transfer to quart-sized mason jar. Add a little filtered water if necessary (if you like it more liquid and it’s too chunky). If you add water, put the lid on and shake it up so it’s incorporated. Make sure to leave at least an inch of space from the top of the jar.

10. Cover and keep at room temperature for 2-3 days before transferring to the fridge. Salsa will keep for weeks or months in fridge.

Spaghetti with Shrimp and Broccoli

1/2 lb spaghetti uncooked

4 cups  small broccoli florets

1/2 cup  KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing
1 lb.  uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp
2 cloves  garlic, minced
1/4 cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

COOK spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding broccoli to the cooking water for the last 2 min.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until shrimp turn pink.

DRAIN spaghetti mixture; return to pan. Add shrimp mixture and cheese; mix lightly.

kraft kitchens tips

SPECIAL EXTRA
Add 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper to the hot dressing along with the shrimp and garlic.
VARIATION
Prepare using thawed frozen cooked cleaned large shrimp, and reducing the cooking time for the shrimp and garlic to 2 to 3 min. or until the shrimp are heated through.

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

HOMEMADE LIQUID LAUNDRY SOAP

1 Bar of Ivory Soap, Fels Naptha, or homemade laundry bar soap-grated= I use 2 cups grated homemade laundry bar soap
4 cups of Water
1 cup Washing Soda
1/2 cup Borax
3 Gallons Warm Water

1.  In a saucepan, bring the 4 cups of water to a boil.  Add the grated bar soap and stir until the soap is melted.

2.  Fill a large pail or container with the 3 gallons of warm water.  Add the washing soda and the borax.  Stir until mixed.

3.  Add the melted soapy mixture from your saucepan to the pail and stir.

4.  Transfer to smaller containers, or cover your mixing container or pail with a lid, and let set for 24 hours, giving it a few stirs during that time.

4.  Use 1/2 cup to 1 cup per load.

I have found that 1/2 cup does most normal loads but for heavily soiled laundry I use 3/4 to 1 cup.

I got this recipe from http://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2010/10/homemade-laundry-soap-what-you-need-to-know-plus-2-recipes.html

 

 

Beautiful Day

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Today has been a beautiful day here in Floyd.  Temperature as I type this is 72 degrees with a slight breeze.  An absolutely georgeous day.  Thank you, Lord. 

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This is a picture Grace took yesterday.  This is the view from the back yard of the house Hubby is working on.  The girls and I have  been working on plums today.  We did one batch of freezer jam.  I am trying out the ponoma pectin that my blog friend Cheryl at http://holcombhappenings.wordpress.com/ uses.  You only have to use a small amount of sugar with it.  I have some now on in the steam juicer.  I wonder how plum juice will taste? One thing for sure,  the  house smells delicious! 

 I am also making yogurt today.  This is a new recipe for me.  I got it from Cheryl too.  The recipe is Sweet Yogurt:
7 cups milk
1 pkg unflavored gelatin
2/3 cups instant milk
1/2 cup sugar
4 Tablespoon yogurt

In a small bowl, measure yogurt and let it sit. Mix ingredients (except yogurt) in a large saucepan and cook to 180º; do not boil. Cool to 112º in pan. Stir in a small amount of milk into the yogurt and then mix it all into saucepan. Stir well. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla (if desired). Divide into 2 quart jars, cover with lid and band. Wrap in a towel and set over a pilot light or on a heating pad covered with a large pot. Check in 4 hours.

The only thing I did different is use my yogurt machine.  Well, actually, it is Jessica’s machine.  She is letting me borrow it.  The recipe filled up the yogurt machine with about 1 pt left over.  I put that pint in the oven and turned the oven light on.  I want to see how that works.  I’ll let you all know. 

Well, the juice is almost done so I better get busy.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

A later note to this post.  The girls and I were working on the plums when the house started shaking.  David, my son-in-law called almost immediately to see if we were okay.  Evidently, there was an earthquake somewhere close to Richmond VA.  We have never felt an earthquake here.  It definitely was strange. Our friends, the Horn’s, felt it at their house also.   We said a prayer of thanks to the Good Lord for his protection over us.  We also prayed for the safety of others.  I will let you all know more about this as I learn of it.  God bless.