Monthly Archives: June 2016

Blueberry Compote

Come blueberry season, you MUST, yes it’s an order, make this sauce at least once to accompany any sort of sweet breakfast item- french toast, pancakes, waffles, even toasted croissants… vanilla ice cream?! It’s simple yet brings out the maximum flavor of blueberries to its fullest.

  • 1.5 cups of fresh blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Put all ingredients in a small pot over medium-low heat. Stir and let simmer for 10 minutes. Once it starts to bubble, turn heat off. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes. Serve with anything you fancy blueberries with!

 

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Bakin’ Bacon

Brunch without bacon is a sin. However the clean-up of bacon splatter is such a pain. When I learned this approach to cook bacon in an oven, it was like the seas parted and my journey to bacon island was revealed. It’s ridiculously easy and the clean-up is a cinch!

  • 1 package of bacon
  • 2 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (optional)

Remove bacon strips from package and place side by side onto a baking sheet lined with foil. Place baking sheet into oven and turn oven on at 375 degrees. After 15 minutes, brush maple syrup onto bacon. If you like your bacon with a little lining of juicy fat, it will be done in 20-22 minutes so remove pan from oven to cool. If you like your bacon crispy, turn the oven off but keep the pan in the oven for 10 more minutes. Either way, transfer strips onto plate lined with paper towel to drain excess grease. Toss foil in garbage once it has cooled.

Watermelon Party

This year, I had plenty of time, well at least more than 24 hrs unlike last year’s party, to prepare for C’s 7th birthday. But we all know that life always has us juggling, so with only three days left to scramble something together, it all came together pretty quickly once we figured out the theme. C originally suggested having another fruit party but then I remembered how a bunch of kids at school chose watermelon as their favorite fruit. I mean like, rows and rows of favorite fruit posters were posted in the hallway with different adaptations of ¬†watermelon pictures and drawings. And so the idea of a watermelon party came to fruit-ion!

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