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How to Make Dried Apples

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How to Make Dried Apples, photo by Anna Brones

In an attempt to eat more local, I have been trying to find things in my regular baking and cooking repertoire that I can switch out for alternatives that come from closer to home. Dried fruit is something that I use a lot of, and this week I experimented with drying my own apples. Turns out it’s super simple, and the footprint of these apples is a whole lot less than figs, apricots and dates that come from much farther away.

You use the same method you do for drying citrus peels – an hour or two in the oven at low heat (I did them at200°F (95°C)) – and you end up with tasty dried apples that are good on their own, or in baked goods. The full explanation is over on Foodie Underground.

Next on the to do list: drying pears.

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February 27, 2015 at 09:32

Make These Orange Chili Chocolate Tarts

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Orange Chili Chocolate Tarts by Anna Brones

Pretty proud of this recipe I just did over on Foodie Underground. A vegan chocolate ganache filling, spiced up with chili and dried orange peel, and poured into a gluten-free almond crust.

And yes, you can make them in the form of hearts. If you’re into that kind of thing, or if you need a fun Valentine’s Day recipe that isn’t full of processed ingredients and tons of sugar.

Get the recipe: Orange Chili Chocolate Tarts

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February 13, 2015 at 12:37

Recipe: Make Dried Citrus Peel

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Dried Citrus Peel by Anna Brones

I’ve been turning all of my leftover orange and clementine peels lately into dried citrus peel. Perfect for baking with, adding to tea, etc. Basically anytime you want citrus zest and don’t have any fresh stuff.

It really is as simple as washing the peels, removing the pith, and drying out in the oven for a couple of hours. Just pop them in at 200°F (95°C) and wait until they are nice and dry. Get the full instructions on Foodie Underground.

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February 4, 2015 at 12:51

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Ginger Almond Cookies with Whiskey

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Chocolate Covered Whiskey Ginger Almond Cookies by Anna Brones

Concocted a mean Christmas cookie this weekend. You should probably bake up a batch. The full story is up over on Foodie Underground, but sharing the recipe here. And yes, they’re made with ground almonds, so no flour involved!

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December 23, 2014 at 09:01

Bake a Ginger Spice Cake This Weekend

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Ginger Spice Cake, illustration by Johanna Kindvall

Johanna Kindvall (my collaborator on the forthcoming book Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break) and I have a recipe up for a tasty ginger spice cake on Foodie Underground, as well as a little background on Swedish holiday baking.

Plenty of links to recipes in there, which means you now have your official weekend baking to do list! Just in time for Christmas…

Illustration: Johanna Kindvall

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December 20, 2014 at 09:01

Recipe: Zucchini Millet Risotto

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Zucchini Millet by Anna Brones

I developed this recipe for Foodie Underground recently and it has quickly become a favorite. It’s quick, easy and healthy.

You can make a classic cheesy version, or you can even do a vegan version with a toasted hazelnut and salt blend. There’s a full story and description over on Foodie Underground if you want it. Otherwise, get to cooking!

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September 5, 2014 at 12:13

Kombucha Smoothies? Yes, Please

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Kombucha Smoothie with Apricot, Apple and Mint by Anna Brones

 

I have been brewing kombucha at home for many years now. Which in turn has made me a bit of a kombucha freak. But this is hat happens when you start fermenting at home. The process is fun and it’s kind of amazing to be able to make your own bubbly, fermented drink with nothing more than tea, sugar and a kombucha mother.

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August 1, 2014 at 17:54