Sunday, February 23, 2014

Rosemary's Macaroni & Cheese (big batch)

2 900 gram packages of elbow macaroni
optional- about a tablespoon of salt in water
Cook pasta in large pot until firm but tender
Drain and rinse with cold water

20 cups water
3 cups skim milk powder
2 cups corn starch
1 cup of Bulk Barn Vegetarian chicken soup base
salt to taste
4 packages (500 grams) of cheddar cheese (she prefers old)- grate up into shredded cheese

Bring water to a boil, add milk powder and stir in
Turn heat to very low so that it doesn't stick
Stir constantly to prevent burning or sticking
Add just enough water to dissolve corn starch.
Pour into pot but keep stirring with a whisk
Stir in chicken soup base as a seasoning, stir frequently to prevent lumps

Stir in 2 and half packages of the grated cheese, keep stirring until cheese melts, stir constantly

in lightly greased pans put pasta
Used about 5 to 6 pans equivalent to 9 by 13 inches

pour sauce over making sure it goes all the way through
top with balance of shredded cheese.

bake for 45-60 minutes at 350 F until cheese on top is melted and golden brown
Remove and let set for 5-10 minutes
Serve (or freeze for later)

see updated recipe at

Granola Cleanup

had some odds and ends of granola ingredients that needed to be used up
could have used different ingredients- but this is what was available

made 2 batches- there was too much for one batch
ingredients per each batch
2 1/4 cups spelt flakes
2 cups rye flakes
2 3/4 cups oat bran
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup ground flax
3/4 cup quinoa seeds
1 1/4 cup 12 grain cereal
1/2 cup steel cut oats
3/4 cup buckwheat
1/2 cup flax seeds
3/8 cup pumpkin seeds
1 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
3/8 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup white sesame seeds
1/2 cup black sesame seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds

about 16 cups total
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp Artificial vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup oil
1 cup water
250 ml jam
a squirt or two of syrup from fridge
a tablespoon of banana caramel sauce to empty the bottle.

mixed all together,
spread on 3 cookie sheet sprayed with Pam or similar

Bake in oven 250 F for 90 minutes, stirring and changing racks after each 30 minutes

let cool
added raisins- 2 cups

lots of small seeds- little different from granolas with a lot of rolled oats
tasty- not overly sweet, could have used more sweetener

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hot chilli peppers

Misto oil sprayer

1. Fill only halfway 1/2 cup (118 ml ).
(space needed for pressure)
2. Replace and tighten white screw cap.
Set Misto on counter.
3) Pump top cap 10 times or until it resists.
4) Remove top cap before spraying.
At lull pressure, Misto will spray for about
15 seconds before needing to be pumped again.
After use, replace top cap.
• Wash with hot, soaps water 
• MISTO can be used with any oil, vinegar or lemon oirlime juice (not included).
Oil not included. 

To clean, fill bottle halfway with hot tap water
and add one drop of liquid detergent.
Pump 15 times and then spray tor 15 seconds
To rinse. repeat the sequence above with fresh hot water. It is recommended you clean your MISTO every 6 to 8 weeks. 

Imported by costco Canada

Manufactured under license by 
Lifetime Brands, Inc., 1000 Stewart Avenue. Garden City, NY 11530
Made in China 

Liquid motion inc

Patent WO 91/01259 92/22477


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Saturday, February 1, 2014

New bundt pan

Basic recipe:
400 g butter
375 g sugar
2 pkg. vanilla sugar
7 eggs
425 g flour
100 g corn flour
1 pkg. baking powder
Beat softened butter, sugar and
vanilla sugar until frothy; add eggs
one by one. Sift flour, corn flour and
baking powder over the mixture and
stir until mixed.
Pour dough into the greased baking
pan and bake about 60-70 minutes in
the center of an oven preheated to
The cake can be varied as
desired by adding nuts,
almonds, chocolate or fruit.

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Gerry T Okimi
Turf King Hamilton Halton Haldimand
95 Hempstead Dr Unit 14, Hamilton ON L8W 2Y6
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