The macadamia theme continues this week! If you scroll down a little you'll see that my last recipe was inspired by this creamy, crispy nut, and this week is no different. Now, where did I leave that G clamp?
I haven't made a banana loaf in a long time, which is ironic because these days there is almost always a bunch of bananas in my fruit basket. They are a favourite of my daughters and something I know she will always eat ... so I like to have them around as back-up for those teething days when she refuses all other food. Needless to say the bananas are not usually around long enough to become overripe! But if you happen to find yourself in this situation then this recipe is a great way to use them up.
It is canning season! My poor roommate is enduring the explosion of mess in our kitchen every night. I have made 2 batches of cherry salsa, but gave it all away. This week is the last of the cherries; third time is a charm (which makes 30 lbs of cherries this year) and I’m keeping this batch… probably…mostly. I have flats of tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers for pickles, and peaches strewen all over the place (ripening). Last night I washed the 6 dozen jars that my mother had collected for me, organized rings and lids for them all. I am ready to can my heart out. I have a pretty great roommate to put up with the mess. I’ll of course share my preserves, and here I am already giving away my not-even-made-yet cherry salsa. It feels good to give and share the love.