Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Summer Fresh
Summer Fresh

A company which has a fresh line of tasty
Hummus
&
Salads
Has packaged convenient 1, 3oz. serving size
Hummus's with Crackers
or a
4, 3oz  pack of Hummus that you can pop into 
your child's lunch bag or your lunch!
There are a variety of flavours
Classic, Garlic and my fave
Roasted Red Pepper!
So easy to handle

Vegetarian/Vegan
Gluten and Dairy free
and Kosher

These small snacks or small meal pack a punch of:
3 g of fibre
4g of protein
only 120 calories!
0 g trans fats!

Tasty, creamy and nutritious

You can feel secure tucking these packs into your kids lunch.
Guilt free if you are packing it into your lunch!
If you don't want the crackers,
add your own flair
 of crispy veggies!

I have been given these as samples to test and blog about them.
I left them on the kitchen table after I photographed them and thank goodness I took the pictures!
They disappeared with my adult children on their way out to University! 
Each picking their favourite flavour.
My husband finished the remaining ones!

I love Hummus soooo much,
I spread it on bread as a nutritious alternative to mayonnaise.
I hope you try these as they are in grocery stores in the packaged Salad section.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

                                                                                   


     Harvest Peaches

It is always sad for me to see summer go...
I love the hot weather and the freedom of being out all day relaxing or entertaining.
This summer here in Toronto
was definitely short and had many mixed weather days~
Not enough hot ones for me!

One of the pleasures of fall weather for me is
Harvest time.
This year I have started the season with
taking a great trip to the Niagara region with my hubby and good friends.
We were lucky enough to hit peach season so....
I bought 2 bushels of peaches.
These are Baby Golds
a large firm peach perfect for canning.
Although this type of harvesting is not for everyone, every few years I don't mind taking a few hours and canning something my family loves to enjoy. 
When this fresh fruit is no longer available in the cold winter months, we can pop open a jar and enjoy the sweet scented fruit straight or over ice cream!
This is an arduous task and did take me 5 hrs. by myself to make! But, I recommend gathering the family to help make this task simpler and faster. 

Lets Begin:
 Wash the peaches with cold water.
Allow to drain.

 Bring to a boil a large pot of water 3/4 filled.
Drop in some peaches.
Enough to bring the water to the top.
Cook for 2 min.
Drain to a large bowl.
Cut or peel off the skin.



Cut into sections, neatly and place in sterilized mason jars.
Fill and pack the jars.
 Place desired sugar into jar.
I used 1/4 cup for a light syrup.
Fill with cooled boiled water.
Wipe top rim and place sterilized lid on.
Screw tightly.
 Place jars in a large pot.
Fill with 3/4 full of water.
Bring to a boil, cover with a cloth.
Boil for 20min.
Cool in hot water.
Allow to sit for 1 week to combine flavours.
Enjoy with love!