Our ginger ale finished fermenting, and we bottled it in these cute soda bottles. It didn’t get as “bubbly and effervescent” as I hoped from the description, but it does taste kinda carbonated! A bit of a zing to it! Plus all those good bacteria swimming around in there. Next we are trying a beet/apple soda!
These cookies are one of my very favorites. Many of my favorite things revolve around jam. Baby B was a great helper right up until the second batch needed rolling out. He didn’t believe me that I just needed a few more minutes, before the dough got all warm. But somehow all the cookies got made, and eaten!
I’ve been experimenting with different ferments this winter. We made a lemon dill sauerkraut that is delicious, a beet kraut that is great with potatoes, and we’ve got a spicier kraut mix still bubbling away. Now we are trying out a ginger bug, that we can add to juice to make soda. I was hoping for more bubbles, but we still have a couple more days until it’s ready to try! Have you been cooking up anything exciting??
Me and baby B took to the kitchen last week to make our own granola! I’ve made granola before, but this was a no-extra-sugar variety. We added some cinnamon, a little honey, pecans, and dried cranberries. Pour some over plain, healthy yogurt, and we got ourselves a good breakfast! (Of course, B only enjoys watching us eat it, but loves helping in the kitchen.)
Our little guy LOVES watching us eat. He’ll sit at the table with us and just watch and smile in awe. We started by sharing tiny, mushed up bits of banana with him, and since then, we’ve also tried pears, pumpkin, zucchini, sweet potatoes, and brown rice cereal. A good chunk of it still ends up on his bib, but we think he’s getting the hang of it! We got one of those baby blenders as a gift, so it’s been fun to mix up different things to try!
Our oven is back, and better than ever! We celebrated its return with some blueberry muffins. We are also looking forward to baked potatoes, roasted broccoli, lasagna, and of course, cookies!
Our oven is still being sassy. Which is the pits because it’s warm food and baking season! The weather even currently matches! Hopefully it will be fixed soon. In the meantime, we got the idea to make little microwave mug cakes! A fun evening treat to mix up after baby bedtime. (ps- it says two minutes, which is the cooking time, but then it says wait 15 minutes for cooling. So it’s kind of a lie, but still fun.) Do you have any favorite no bake or microwave treats we can try??