Recycling Old Boxes.

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Hello everybody.

Today’s order was some cute strawberry and orange jams,wrapped them with a piece of paper I kept from a flower bouquet 😀

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Another recycling was the box, old shoe box covered with old lively magazine papers, turned out a beautifully packed package 🎁

 

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Mini Sale !

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Hello everybody.

An idea clicked my mind last night why not make a small market at my house as a trial, this came up after visiting a local farmer’s market yesterday. Well I do make or already have many products so why not sell them the same way but through social media instead of going to a market.

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So my kitchen started buzzing early this morning, baked some za’tar puffs, date rolls, jams and marmalade, walnut cookies and a full basket of farm eggs .

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After I posted the products on Facebook all was gone in an hour specially the eggs, already have orders for the next batch , guess my mini market will be a fixed event !
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Swedish Meatballs And Jam Pie.

Hello everybody.

Cold rainy snowy day, started it  cooking Swedish meatballs “Ikea style ” both for an order and home for lunch, did some mashed potatoes on the side.

I also did jam pie, used marmalade this time, smell is devine.

Now that snow is accumulated and we’re stuck, time to make a hot drink right?

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Sable or Jam Butter Cookies.

Hello everybody.

These ones took me back to my childhood days were they were maybe the only ones available.

Found this nice recipe, loved the yogurt in it guess it did make a difference.

Ingredients and method :
# 3/4 cup butter.
# 2 tablespoons yogurt.
# 1 cup sugar.
# 1 egg
# 1 tsp vanilla.
#1 tsp lemon zest.
# 2 tablespoons cornflour.
# 1 tsp baking powder.
# 2  1/2 cups flour.
#pinch of salt.

#beat butter and sugar well till creamy then add eggs and vanilla.
#add zest and yogurt.
# add all dry ingredients till dough is crumbly.
# knead well till you get a firm dough.
# cover and cool for 30 minutes.
# roll dough in between wax paper or floured surface then use cutters and make any shapes you like.
# bake for 10-13 minutes in a medium heated oven.

#assemble cookies with jam or marmalade.

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Eggs in a Bun.

Hello everybody.

In no mood to cook today,my son suggested to do this eggs in the bun thing he saw once on Instagram so we did, tasted good but more a breakfast than a lunch option but a good choice with the remaining chicken pie from yesterday.You simply remove the inside of the bun,stuff it with cheese,turkey or salami and add the eggs then cover with foil paper and put it in the oven till eggs are done.

I also made some orange marmalade cause I have lots of citrus fruits from Ghor sent to us from our dear aunt, love this kind of jam, my favorite actually.

I also made some jam biscuits,needed the jar to be honest,they’ll be a good treat for tomorrow’s hunting trip.

Well full long day , hoping for a relaxing weekend !!

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Light lunch with yesterday’s leftovers ( Mushroom Soup and Ceazar Salad)

I know almost every mom faces this problem 2 or 3 times a week leftovers won’t be enough and backup is needed,as my mom always say (سنده ).

Well today I made mushroom soup and Caesars salad.
I usually make mushroom soup from scratch..never used ready packs.it’s very easy and much more tasty for sure.
You will need:
1 small onion.
1 packet fresh mushroom or 1 can.
3 big spoons butter.
3 big spoons flour.
1 cube chicken stock.
1 cup heavy cooking cream or 1/2 cup milk with 1 small pack of cream as u wish.
3 cups of water.

Heat the butter..then add the inions and a small bunch of sliced mushrooms..stirr well till tender then add flour and stirr very well until flour is well absorbed and brownish. .add the water slowly then mix all with food mixer till creamy…
Then add the cream and remaining sliced mushrooms…add salt and pepper. ..leave to boil then simmer for half an hour
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As for the salad you’ll need luttuce, mushroom, capers if you like, parmesan cheese, croutons.
For the dressing :
A juice of half a lemon.
1 small teaspoon mustard.
2 big spoons mayonnaise. 2 big spoons yoghurt ( a trick so as not to use too much mayonnaise).
Salt.pepper.dried oregano…and a small cup olive oil.
A useful way to get a thick creamy dressing is to put all ingredients in a tightly closed jar and shake it very well….very easy.
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Today I also made orange marmalade. …well I had too much oranges about to be ruined…thought that a jar if marmalade will be a nice gift for family and friends in this cold weather.
This is a very easy recipe I got from tv.
You boil the oranges as is in water…no peeling or cutting…for 10 minutes.
Then you discard the water and add fresh water to cover the oranges and boil for 1 hour.
Discard all water then remove top and bottom of oranges..cut in half to remove seeds then place them with peel in the food processer ..spin but don’t let them be too fine.
Measure oranges in cups..then add 1 cup of sugar to each cup of oranges.
Add a juice of a lemon to the mixture and let it boil on low heat for 1 hour or more…till syrup is thick.
Let it cool then fill it in clean jars.
Note: home made jams and marmalade must be kept in the fridge cause no preservatives are added.
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