Thursday, January 22, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Making coconut milk at home is super easy. I began making it at home because guar gum found in most commercial coconut milk, including organic varieties, makes me sick in my stomach.
Recipe for Coconut Milk
Unsweetened coconut flakes 7oz.
Boiled water cooled slightly
Put half the coconut flakes in a Vitamix or other similar blender. Add 5-6 cups of very hot, not boiling, water. Process as a hot soup in the blender being sure to hold down the top. I usually use a kitchen mitt to protect my hand from the heat.
Once finished strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove the coconut. You can repeat the process with the rest of the coconut flakes.
The coconut milk can then be stored in the refrigerator for four days. The fat will separate. It can be reincorporated with vigorous shaking.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
Bringing flowers in from the garden is one of my great joys as a gardener. Winter presents a challenge in that there is less to choose from, but the desire for greenery grows stronger. One of my goals this winter is to create an arrangement each week from the garden. It will not only beautify my living space, but will satisfy my desire to be in the garden at a time of year I ordinarily would not. I share with you week 1.