The homemade ice cream recipe turned out delicious too. Both recipes are from a cookbook I borrowed from the library. The book is The Honey Kitchen, The Best Honey Recipes in the World, edited by Dadant & Sons, © 1980, 1982 by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
German Potato Salad with Honey
6 medium organic potatoes, cooked and sliced
6 slices of organic bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup raw honey
1 small organic onion minced
6-8 Tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. water (if needed)
1-1/2 Tbsp. organic flour
1 tsp. salt
black pepper to taste
Cook potatoes in boiling water. Cool and slice. Place them into a casserole baking dish.
Cook bacon until crisp. Cool it and crumble it.
Mix onion, honey, vinegar, flour salt and pepper (and water if needed) with bacon drippings. Add bacon. Cook until all ingredients are heated.
Pour sauce evenly over potatoes. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes (serves 4-6).
Note: I doubled this recipe and used a 9 x 13 baking dish.
French Vanilla Ice Cream with Honey
4 farm fresh eggs
1-1/2 cups raw honey
1 pt. whipping cream
2 qt. half and half
1 tsp. organic vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
Beat eggs until foamy. Continue to beating while adding honey in a find stream. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into an ice cream freezer container. Churn according to individual freezer directions.
With the thunderstorms we recently got, today was the first day back into the garden. I knew I would be getting laundry out, and front flower beds weeded, but had no idea what to expect in the garden.
After getting all the laundry out, I headed out to find enough ripe tomatoes to make a batch of fridge salsa. I made about 2 1/2 quarts. I don't know if it's me and my taste buds, or my hot peppers, but they seem to lack heat this year. I made the salsa with 3 cayenne, and typically it's hot. This year not so. I had to add 4 jalapeno and another cayenne. I'll let it sit all day and see what the flavors taste like later.
After a trip to the gym, we baked pizza's for dinner, using the cauliflower pizza crust recipe we found last year. I love this recipe, because everything can be grown or made to make it.
The thunderstorms early Sunday morning prevented me from turning on my computer also. I missed my on-line sermon, but with the convenience of re-runs on-line, I can watch it later tonight. Hopefully, with a hot cup of sage tea, but a glass of wine sounds better.