Rose Geranium and Apple Syrup

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In the previous apple post, I asked you to save apple cores for a following recipe. This is it!

On my front porch, I have taken the time in the past few month to grow a small garden formed of small plastic pots. Basil has been growing here for a long time, with seeds going into the ground to fuel the coming year’s plants. The cactus are old, a hearbreak old, the flowering succulent is another. The rest are either bought or planted from seed.

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Sugar-free Roasted Apple Butter and EatTheLebaneseSeason

You know when you haven’t talked to someone for a while? They haven’t talked back either and you have no idea how to start a conversation again? I am having this with my baby blog. It’s been a while. It feels so wrong having all these recipes and gorgeous photos I took stored in folders as time passes. But here I am again, publishing a post after a week of behind the scene conversation to prepare for something fun. A fellow cook (@thekitchenbabe) and I decided to gather a few cooks on instagram and start posting recipes we cook and photograph according to what’s in season.

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#EatTheLebaneseSeason is the account and hashtag we decided to use to archive the recipes. This is our first week and things look very promising! We are now 9 passionate cooks willing to take the challenge and play with the seasonal produce! Care to join? Post your recipes on your blog and instagram account with the hashtag #EatTheLebaneseSeason and we’ll regram the best recipes. We’ll be posting the coming week’s ingredient early in the week to give you enough time to prepare and shoot your recipes.

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17 Essential Kitchen Ingredients and Apple Ginger Chicory Salad

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In the previous post, I’ve covered the basic kitchen equipment needed to start making magic in the kitchen. After setting a kitchen up, you need to have some basic spices, condiments, and ingredients that are necessary for making some simple recipes.

I have included at the end of the post a simple salad recipe that is so fresh and full of flavor, you won’t stop eating until you’ve finished the whole bowl!
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Plum and Apple Salted Caramel Pie & a Digital Giveaway

Come on-a my house, My house

I’m going to give you candy

Come on-a my house, My house

I’m going to give you apple and plum….

It’s the end of the season. A good covered pie is still on my mind. I brought granny Smith apples and some red plums to bake. As always, I get busy with something else, or put the project on hold until I have more time and a better mindset. My little sister doesn’t share this notion. She swept the whole bag of apples. All but one, as I discovered later.

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Autumn Apple Crumble and More Autumn Memories

With every passing week, more days are added to the time we spent in our mountain lair. Tucked in tents or a tiny room each night, side by side, laughing till we sleep, laughing the moment we open our eyes, this group has built strong ties. It’s no longer just about being out in nature with random strangers, it’s about being with these once-strangers folks and sharing our time wherever we were.

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The third installment of our successful Autumn Secret Photo by Bruno

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