Dried Fig and Apple Butter
- 10 dried figs, stems removed, coarsely chopped
- 4 apples, peeled, cored, diced
- 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
1. Combine figs, apples, cider and ginger in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples soften, 10 to 20 minutes.
2. Partially cover and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are mushy and falling apart, 20 to 35 minutes longer. Puree in batches in a blender. Cool completely, transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
He really is the better half 💗 My super amazing hubby likes to surprise me with gifts. Which he knows I love because they are unplanned, spur of the moment and not given at the traditional birthday, Christmas, Yule, etc…. We exchange gifts for those too, but he likes me to feel pampered and will get me things I would never spend the money on because “they aren’t practical”. And he wants more for me.
So after opening my super awesome presents I decided a great accompaniment to the fruit would be a nice hot cup of semi-homemade cider. The apples are wrapped in chocolate and caramel so the sound of cider along with the fruit sounded so good! So I made some cider!
Throw It Together Quick Cider
4-5 cups apple juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
a couple drops of artificial caramel, or rum flavoring, to taste (optional)
garnish with a cinnamon stick or apple slice (if you have it and want to make it pretty)
Heat the apple juice and spices in a small pot, stir over medium heat, reducing heat as it starts to get hotter. Keep stirring so the spices fully dissolve or you will have clumps in your cider. Last, before removing from heat add in the artificial flavoring if adding it, stir for a moment or two. Serve hot and enjoy a cozy cup of autumn
Didn’t I say that fall was approaching steadily? Well, here it is – I guess I shouldn’t have jinxed it… Here in Copenhagen, it was raining so much that I will probably…
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Almond Butter Baked Apples- sweet baked apples stuffed with vanilla almond butter, pecans, cinnamon and sea salt then drizzled with pure maple syrup. Makes for a delicious guilt-free snack or dessert! (vegan + gluten-free) It’s finally starting to feel like fall in California! It was cloudy all day today and I loved every second of …
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…started off with a new book on the patio. Anyone ever read this? I know it’s been out a while and they are making a movie, but I finally have the chance to sit and read now. Is it any good? I was hesitant to read the book before the movie. Books have the benefit of being able to take their sweet time as the plot moves forward. I’ve seen so many movies get low ratings from the book readers of that title. I don’t think it’s fair. I think a movie and a book have to be rated and entertained differently because of the medium each has to deal with. Your thoughts?
We seem to have some wicked pretty clouds starting to move through in time for me to snap a few shots. I love cloud formations. It’s art in the sky and more lovely because it’s so temporary. Check out this site if you are a cloud lover.
See those pants I have on? They are INKnBURN. These Rose Capris I wear everywhere. They look just like denim but are so soft and so comfy. They are awesome when I have ti transition from going out to lunch with a friend and then heading to the gym. Or worn to work and then they can be dressed up a bit for a casual night out. And when I run in them people ask “how can you run in denim?” Ha, INKnBURN lets me, that’s how! Today I took these beauties out to lunch then breezed through the grocery store for a fruit and veggie haul. Then headed right back out for strength training, it was a leg day 😓 And they we the perfect capri for this kind of rushed day!
These pass easily as denim! The first is Rose Capri, that’s what I have on in the photo above. This one is no longer in stock, but that’s ok because in this area it’s getting cooler and the the second photo IS in stock and they are the Rose Performance Denim!! I have to get mine hemmed (I’m a shoty) but they are beautiful! And the color is nice enough to dress down or dress up! But unlike denim, they don’t fade!! The third photo is the blue and white striped Dahlia Capris, some sizes are still left, but hurry this design is really popular!
October is finally here and hopefully the temps and humidity will get a bit more under control. I love training in cooler weather. My body does not like humidity at all. And October brings apple, cinnamon and pumpkin everything which I give a big thumbs up to! I will be sharing recipes so keep a look out! Autumn is my favorite time of year
Had some time so just wanted to chat, hope you are all having an amazing weekend!