Friday, November 20, 2015

Apple Pie Pockets

Cooking for One or Two?

Here is the perfect solution for getting your apple pie fix!

I get such a taste for apple pie sometimes.  Yes, I could just buy one but at this time of year, my apple tree puts out a lot of beautiful Jonathan apples.
All organic too since I don't spray my trees.  This was the best year ever!

Here's how I made these:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
I used a box of 2 Pillsbury ready made pie crusts to make things really simple!
(Take these out of the refrigerator while you are peeling your apples.)
2 Cups of fresh peeled and diced apples
1/3 cup sugar
1 TBSP flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Combine the dry ingredients then add diced apples and coat.

Lay out first crust and cut in fourths
Put 1/3 cup apple mixture onto crust and fold over.  
Pinch edges to seal and poke top with a fork to let steam escape.
Continue this until 8 crust sections and all the apple mixture is used up.
Place on a cookie sheet.
Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.
(Mine were perfectly done at 18 minutes)

There you have it!
Easy and came out PERFECT!!

(The only thing I'll do different next time is to paint the tops with some melted butter to make them prettier!)


Monday, November 9, 2015

Sprouting Beans and Seeds for You and Your Chickens

I know I did this before but made lots of mistakes at the time.
So here is my second try (in a smaller scale!)

Last time, (which I think there is a post about it awhile back), I tried to make a large flat container of wheat grass.  Well, it stayed to wet,(too hard to drain) and it got moldy and had to be tossed.

This time I am doing some organic lentils in little mason jars.
Just big enough for me or treats for my chickens.

These are organic mung beans.
1. First step, rinse the beans, lentils or seeds well.
Then soak for 8 hours.
2. drain well and rinse again, then drain well again.
3. Set in a darkened area till beans start to sprout.  (rinsing and draining twice a day.)
3. When beans start to sprout well, put into a light area.
They should be ready for your salad etc. or for treats for your chickens in about 5 days.

Mine started to sprout by the 2nd day.
These will be ready in another day.

When seeds, beans or lentils are sprouted they contain more nutrients than just the beans or seeds.
Beans and lentils have always been known as the best source of protein.
When sprouted they also contain more Vitamin C and B vitamins, more thiamine, niacin and riboflavin compared to the seeds.
Beans and legumes are also easier to digest when sprouted.  They don't produce as much intestinal gas because the complex sugars are broken down when sprouted.

So there are many, many advantaged of sprouting!!
Give it a try.

I have done scopes about this subject the past couple days on Periscope.
You can get to them on my Twitter page here:

also here where all my scopes are stored:


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