Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Recalls Galore-- What's Up?

Scary to see so many recalls. At least I am unnerved. Especially about the cumin recalls:
Perhaps I should have been anxious about spices before these recalls. 

Perhaps I should have purchased  whole spices and ground them myself. 

Perhaps I never should have used cumin or chile or tumeric or curry --
Oh wait, I didn't. 

But even so, these recalls are scary, and although I never like to cross something completely off my list-- I am crossing off cumin. And other ground spices. 
  And, I may even stop using dried herbs and spices in general-- salt and pepper aside. 
  Years ago my mom told me " when in doubt, don't". Think it's good advice now in light of these recalls. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Candied Orange Peel a lá Allergy-Free

As easy as one two three. 
   Candied orange peel-- which is orange peel, sugar, glucose, and sorbitol preservative. 
  Semisweet chocolate morsels from Vermont Nut Free Chocolates. Dairy free, nut and egg and other top eight- free. 
The finished product is in middle. 

Heat the morsels and with great dexterity-- which i do not possess FYI!--dip the orange peel in the chocolate to coat tips.  Refrigerate until chocolate is hardened.