Barmbrack is a tea bread popular in Ireland, especially around Halloween and to be honest i never had it anytime other than for Halloween. I like mine plain with no butter or jam and when i want to fancy it up i will use some raspberry jam. BarmBrack traditionally contained various objects baked into the bread and was used as a sort of fortune-telling game. In the barmbrack were: a pea, a stick, a piece of cloth, a small coin (originally a silver sixpence) and a ring. [...]
I’ve got a couple of tips. My son’s not too picky, and he really likes fruit and some vegetables such as raw carrots and green beans (fresh)… so anyway, here goes. Please pitch in if you guys have any ideas.
Smoothies can be a gr eat way to get your kids to eat healthy, especially in hot weather. Throw in some low-fat yogurt for calcium, and even a small serving has huge nutritional benefits.
Freezing your own fruit can save you money. How many times have you bought berries and half of them get moldy in the fridge? (Is it just me?) If you freeze your own berries when they’re in season, it’s much cheaper than buying a bag of frozen ones. You can freeze peaches, bananas, mangoes, pineapple…the list goes on and on.
Frozen fruit instantly cools down hot oatmeal, and gives it a nice nutritional boost. Think chopped up frozen Peaches or (our favorite) frozen blueberries.
Wheat Germ- I add it to oatmeal, bread, I use it in pasta dishes (has an effect sort of like adding bread crumbs). You can add some to meatloaf, yogurt, cold cereals. It’s a great source of folic acid as well as fiber and tons of minerals. Keep it in the fridge.
Flax Seeds-These can be added to just about anything as well. They are rich in omega-3′s which lower bad cholesterol and promote brain health. I have noticed that they take on kind of [...]
Cranberry and White Chocolate Scones – Morrigan
* 1 3/4 cups flour * 1/4 cup sugar * 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 5 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces * 6 tablespoons half-and-half * 1 large egg, beaten * 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries * 1/2 cup white chocolate chips ore more depending on if you are a chocolate fiend like me
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 2. In a bowl by hand or using an electric mixer, blend together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter. 3. Add the half and half, beaten egg, cranberries, and the white chocolate chips, and stir until the dough holds together. 4. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead for 2 minutes. 5. Form into a 1/2-inch thick round, then cut the round into 8 wedges or whatever shape you like, mine came out in various shapes and sizes lol 6. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil, then transfer the scones to the sheet. 7. Bake the scones at 400 degrees F for 14 minutes or until golden brown.
3 cups diced rhubarb 1 1/2 cups strawberries 3/4 c sugar Pie crust dough, enough for top and bottom
Mix the cut rhubarb and strawberries together in a bowl, and gently toss with the sugar. Let the mixture rest to allow the juices to drip to the bottom of the bowl. Let it sit for approximately a half hour.
Divide the dough in half, and roll out both pieces.
Place one crust in a 9″ pie shell. you can buy premade pie crust or make the pastry yourself, i buy the premade pastry as i am horrible at making it lol. Add the rhubarb mixture and pour the juice over top evenly.
You can form a lattice by cutting strips and placing them over top, or simply lay the crust down over the pie, i lay it over the pie in one piece.
Trim edges, and crimp down using a fork.
Bake at 350F for 40 to 50 minutes.
Vicky WAU Ireland