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Foodies Freebie: November 2013 Wallpaper Collection

Hello fellow foodies! Had enough candy from Halloween yet? We sure have! We are still enjoying all the colors from the fall. We were lucky that this year  we were able to find some pumpkins, not like the gorgeous ones you see here, but close enough.

logo_websiteThis month in our wallpaper collection, we feature another picture from the very talented Susan Ochaeta, from Andie.M Design Shop. We are loving so much the pictures that she sent us that we just had to share a second wallpaper from her… again with pumpkins! But this time, different colored pumpkins with a touch of flower and woods.

As always, all of our desktops are iOS7 and Retina display friendly. Feel free to download them all and remember to spread the word about Susan’s great work.

Kitty & Helga

Foodies Freebie: November 2013 Wallpaper Collection

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Pumpkin Muffins

Since September we’ve been going crazy for pumpkin everything with Helga. I went on a two-week vacation (after almost 2 years!) and I was able to feed my pumpkin craziness in the states. Here in Guate we didn’t used to get pumpkins until last year that it turned into a craze… and we were happy to be part of the pumpkin craziness! This year, we are sharing a few of our new favorite pumpkin recipes.

Looking for Pumpkin Muffin recipes, you’ll find many different ones. I always go through the ingredient list, how much it calls from each and that can give you a good idea if the batter will turn into a moist muffin or a very dry one. This combination from Deb at Smitten Kitchen, is definitely a winner, and the cinnamon and sugar mixture to sprinkle on top… is genius.

I can say, that having them  just a few inches away from where I’m sitting and writing this post, it makes you want to reach out and grab one to munch while working!

Kitty

Pumpkin Muffins

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Warm Apple Salad

All through the year, we’ve been eating salads a lot. I’m always trying to find new ingredients, or new ways to use common ingredients to try to make my salads a little bit more interesting.  I saw a photo of a salad, and on the caption it read “warm apple salad”.  I didn’t even read the recipe, and I can’t remember where I saw it, probably on Pinterest. But I was inspired to try my own version, putting together a few ingredients.  I’ve already made it several times after that. A simple grilled apple and some nuts give so much flavor to mixed greens.  I whipped up a vinaigrette with a little mustard and honey, which I think is the perfect pairing for apples and almonds in a salad. This is not only pumpkin season, but apple season as well… so take advantage, you won’t regret it, I promise… and you’ll make it in a flash.

Helga

Warm Apple Salad

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Homemade Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

Fall is here!  Sadly, we don’t have fall in Guatemala… I would love to watch the leaves change color in all the beautiful trees we have around, but I know I shouldn’t complain, we have mostly great weather all year long.  Even if we don’t get to watch the leaves turn into orange and red hues, the weather does begin to get a little chillier, and we have the best sunsets this time of year.   So, to start  settling into the season, I made this coffee creamer using canned pumpkin puree.

I wasn’t sure about using maple syrup for this, but it’s a definite key ingredient. Don’t skip it, and use pure maple syrup, if possible.  Another critical step and I urge you not to skip, is to strain the mixture.  If you don’t, you’ll get grit at the bottom of your mug… you’ll feel like you’re drinking coffee with dirt in it.   You can guess how I know…

As far as the flavor goes.  It is sweet, you can taste the maple, spices and pumpkin, which make it a lovely fall beverage.  I wouldn’t drink it every day, but it’s a definite must for this season.

 Helga

Homemade Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

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