Sunday, July 17, 2011

Raspberry Delight (Dessert)

We keep having Raspberries at the farmer's market, so I thought I would share one of my favorite desserts using raspberries. Of course, just eating them and putting them on ice cream or with some cream or half and half is a fantastic way to enjoy raspberries - not to mention they are loaded with all the healthy anti-oxidants a body could use.

But this is cool and refreshing and WONDERFUL!!

I call is Raspberry Delight. My sister calls it Raspberry Dessert on her blog: Taste the Joy

I'll giver her the credit because she takes better pictures than I do and already has the recipe typed up for us to use. In fact, I just hand wrote it down in my most favorite, most used cookbook so I could have it a little more handy. I might just make this today and DOUBLE the recipe!! I only get this about once a year, you know, so I'd better make it worth it, don't you think?

Have you ever had this recipe or something similar? Please share!

p.s. Don't forget to go get the raspberry recipe on Taste the Joy blog and buy raspberries from us at our farmer's markets we are at. See you there!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Augason Farms - Part 1

Hi! I know I've been pre-occupied, but I have recently been in contact with Augason farms. They sent me some samples for me to try and let you know what I thought of them. I got the freeze dried chicken breast chunks (AMAZING!), Chicken Gravy mix (which is gluten free), and some buttermilk biscuit mix.

So, Sunday we decided to start sampling. I was anxious to try the freeze dried chicken breast chunks, so we made Hawaiian haystacks. We started with rice and chicken gravy and all the fixin's over the top. So, I made the chicken gravy mix (following the easy directions on the back of the label) and added the (rehydrated) freeze dried chicken (also followed exact easy instructions). The gravy was totally easy to make quite tasty. The chicken rehydrated in ONLY one minute in water and tasted like CROCK-POTTED CHICKEN! It was nice and tender - not rubbery, like I expected. Everything tasted good. I even sampled it to people who stopped by, and they agreed that it was really good. Something I will definitely want to have in my regular food storage.

And just for your information, we like to top our Hawaiian haystacks with Chinese noodles, cheese, celery, diced tomatoes, chopped olives, pineapple or mandarin oranges, coconut, peas, and whatever else we can find... 

Augason Farms does food for everyday, food storage and emergencies. I'll report on the biscuit mix as soon as I sample it. (Soon.)


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