We pulled up the basil that is flowering for the second time and I decided to just go ahead and make some frugal pesto even though I’ve heard that basil goes bitter after flowering. Let me just say that if you put enough garlic and Parmesan cheese in it there’s no noticeable bitterness. We made about a gallon. Hopefully enough to last until next summer.
Did you know you can make your own brown sugar? It’s just a cup of granulated sugar and a tablespoon of molasses. I made about 6 cups to bake with and use in coffee…mmmmm. It’s probably not much cheaper than buying it but at least I know that there’s real molasses in it. I’m not saying it’s healthy, just better.
I made 5, yes 5, batches of Chewy No Bake Granola Bars. I cut them up and freeze them for snacks and for Carl to pack in his lunch. I substitute ground flax for the wheat bran and I don’t put chocolate chips in every batch.
I also cooked up a batch of chickpeas and made some hummus. I used this recipe as the base but I left out the onion powder and added 2 tsp. of cumin, 1 tsp. of chili powder and a heaping tbsp of tahini. I also drizzled in some olive oil. It was so very good. (no picture because my camera batteries died).
I’m really needing to make some waffles – maybe I can do that for lunch?
What’s been happening in your kitchen lately?