summer is pickling time

Summer: Dog Days And Pickling Time

Barbara Klein recipes 8 Comments

Summer Is Pickling Time Summer is in full swing: dog days make you feel mellow and lazy. Probably you are not dreaming about standing in a hot kitchen and pickling. But this is the season for it and towards the middle of July the first produce will be offered on the markets. I love pickles and always watched my mother …

Late Bloomers Tomato Ketchup Recipe

Tomato Ketchup Recipe (revisited)

Barbara Klein recipes 4 Comments

When I was browsing my summer recipes I came upon this tomato ketchup recipe from 2011. I want to be prepared when the fully ripe tomatoes come on the market and make a new batch of tomato ketchup in two variations: one hot and spicy ketchup and a regular one. Some Background Information The origins of tomato ketchup are not …

Sunday sunrise smoothie with kale

Sunday Sunrise Smoothie

Barbara Klein dog, food, Health, recipes 9 Comments

Smoothies are a great way to start your day, they contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and proteins. You can use up your fruit or vegetable and there is no limit to your imagination: spice them up with seeds, nuts, herbs and spices! I use seasonal and regional produce, in winter it will be apples, pears, oranges and bananas, kale and other …

pretty basil flowers

Hot Summer Salad Recipes and Tips

late-bloomers English:, food, garden, recipes 8 Comments

      In summer when the weather is really hot my brains turn to mush! And when it comes to eating my mind’s a blank! I do not crave any hot food and I do not want to stand in the kitchen cooking hot meals. I remember when we spent our holidays at my mum’s home in Southern Spain …

Late Bloomers Goes Green

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Do you have a green dream? Or is yours a green reality? I grew up with a very green mother (at 88 she still prefers outdoor works to in-house chores, suggest knitting or crocheting to her and she will politely decline). As a child I did not appreciate garden work (and up today I cannot stand having soil or flour …