Monday, March 28, 2011

The craving.

I've been craving bacon since yesterday and I thought the craving would go away.  It did not.  I hit the gym after work with the promise of a BLT dinner to follow.  It was a little painstaking to make, my house will smell of bacon for days, and it was totally worth it.  It always amazes me how some of the simplest food is truly delicious.  Yum.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

R is for really neat perfume bottle.

I'd had my eye on this antique perfume bottle at a local antique shop since November.  It was on sale this weekend, so on Sunday I picked it up at 55% off.  It's etched on the bottom "Raphael, Paris, Made in France", and even has the original "R" wax seal and cord around the neck.  This will look great in my bathroom with some of my other perfume bottles and clear glass containers!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rhubarb Freezer Jam + Pyrex.

At the Farmer's Market on Saturday I bought a few punches of rhubarb and a neat little old lady started talking to me about her rhubarb freezer jam and her secret ingredient- a packet of raspberry Jell-o.  So I attempted to make it today and the refrigerator portion is housed in vintage Pyrex.  I have two smaller containers in the freezer, so hopefully it's delicious!

Rhubarb freezer jam:
2 bunches rhubarb, chopped into small pieces (approx. 6 cups)
4 cups sugar
1 small box raspberry Jell-o

I washed and chopped up all the rhubarb, and tossed it with the sugar in a large pot.  I let it sit for about an hour to let the rhubarb release some juice.  I simmered it on low for about half an hour, then turned it up to a rolling boil for 5-6 minutes.  I lowered the heat again, and added the Jell-o, then let it simmer for another 10 minutes. 

It was a total experiment, so although I am sure the flavor is super the consistency may be a little off.  Either way though it will be great.  Oh- and rhubarb jam/sauce/compote is one of the best things ever on vanilla ice cream!!!