Capland, Quota and the bacon
The appetizer looked a bit like chocolate bites, but upon closer inspection, it was bacon. Just as good or even better. Jane Nielson created caramelized bacon by spreading a mixture of ground pecans, maple syrup and black pepper onto short strips of thick bacon, then crisped. She was among a bunch of smiling Quota International of Southeast Texas representatives supporting the Capland Speech Therapy Center’s open house.
It’s real green tea.
Fun with fennel
Sweet gardener Jody Perricone Holton passed a bouquet of feathery fennel to me, because she is growing it for the bulbs. She suggested I make tea with some of the tops. Just a pinch flavored my hot water into an anise/licorice sensation. I left the fronds in water overnight and came back to find a pitcher full of water as green as mouthwash. I liked it, but my daughter said it was like drinking a glass of Italian sausage.
By the way, Holton is seeking bees for her garden. Anyone?
Hold the mayo
I’m not even a fan of the fast food breakfast sandwich, but I had all the ingredients, so made a version at home. Instead of adding extra calories of a spread, I sprinkled chili powder inside. It melded into the cheese and egg and tasted like a gourmet version of a drive-through selection.
Barbecue for diabetics
Trinity Hill Farms offers this all natural no-sugar added, low glycemic, diabetic-safe sauce that is just 10 calories a serving. My future son-in-law says the bottle looks like bottle of Stubb’s sauce, but it doesn’t taste like it. I used this sauce in a ham and onion breakfast sandwich. If you have health reasons that make you seek a sauce like this, look them up.