1. Freezing Jalapenos
I had to stop in Trader Joe’s the other day for raw honey to make more elderberry syrup. I also needed one jalapeno for a recipe. But Trader Joe’s only had a large bag of them.
I didn’t want to run to a different store just for the jalapeno, so I bought the whole bag, took them home, diced and froze them.
It’s a good idea to wear gloves when you’re working with hot peppers. I didn’t have any, so I put my hand into a plastic baggie to protect my skin from the peppers. Not as convenient as gloves, but it worked.
And now I’ve got plenty of jalapenos that can be added to all kinds of recipes.
2. Oatmeal Latte
I saw this post on Saturday and on Sunday morning we had to make it happen. The idea of an Oatmeal Latte at first didn’t sound too great, but I was curious enough to investigate further. When I read that it’s a creamy, warm bowl of oatmeal topped with a shot of espresso I had to try it.
This is some of the best oatmeal I’ve ever had – so rich, slightly sweet with the strong flavor of coffee. It makes for an amazing bowl – or mug, if you’ve got one large enough. We won’t be making this our everyday breakfast, but it’s great for a relaxed weekend morning.
3. Detox Salad
I made Detox Salad on Saturday night. It’s so good! I didn’t chop mine as finely as Kim did hers. I don’t have a food processor, so I was chopping by hand. It’s an easy salad to make, even by hand. And it is so good! Did I mention that already?