Friday, January 9, 2015

Onion Syrup

Hubby has been really ill with a respiratory infection.  This will be our second week in...  His cough is relentless.  It is so difficult to watch. 

We ran out of cough medicine so after he went to bed...and continued to cough incessantly...I did some searching.  I came up with a recipe that I found on Pinterest.

I whipped up a batch last night and allowed it to sit for 12 hours.  It is harmless and can be used whenever needed.  I used a sweet onion.  The honey was local but I cannot vouch for it being organic. 

Were you aware that honey that you buy in a grocery store may not be pure honey?

All I did was chop a whole sweet onion and add enough liquified honey to cover.

Please go to www.herbalrootszine to check out this and many more great ideas!

This syrup will store in the refrigerator for several months.  The onions will be removed later today.  The taste is subtle.  Please do not give honey to any child under one year of age, however.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce!

This morning we woke to several inches of snow that was covered with a slick coat of ice.  The safest bet was to stay home, and off the roads, so I got at a task that had been calling for a while.

My son had a garden last summer, that put mine to shame.  He had tomato plants that were huge, and loaded with the most beautiful fruit.  When he harvested them, he filled many freezer bags, and sent them to my house where they would become spaghetti sauce.

Many, may hours were spent in my kitchen....but oh, the results were impressive...if I say so myself!  I filled a large saucepan with frozen tomatoes which had been previously dipped in boiling water to remove their skins.  When they had cooked down a little, I added sauteed onions and garlic, and red pepper.  The sauce was flavored with oregano, parsley and salt.  Towards the end of cooking, I added a small can of organic tomato paste.  The whole dish was, in fact, organic, and so so good!

So...  I'm pleased...and I hope that my son is too!  I'm so proud of the fact that all of our children are gardening in various degrees...and I look forward to seeing what is produced this summer!