The Art of the Orange

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Morning Bloggers:) Happy Saturday! Just wanted to share our quick morning breakfast and the delightful craft-tastic idea that followed.

While prepping our fruit salad and bacon breakfast this morning {yum} I was feeling a bit nostalgic, and I decided to make this fabulous “Mama” inspired potpourri!  As a kid growing up my Mom used to smell the house all up with different flavors of potpourri that she would boil on the stove. We would come running up the stairs {our kitchen was upstairs} after school thinking for sure we had a big pie waiting for us in the kitchen.  Although, I’m not into the art of trickery I definitely love the way this makes my house smell like a home 🙂 And I want my beautiful family to experience it too! Maybe even make memories in the process…

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Ok, lets get to it already…

Quick Breakfast

serves 3

4 Ripe Kiwi

1 Banana

1 Orange {saving the peels}

9 slices nitrate/nitrite free Bacon 

  • –Fill a bowl with your sliced and peeled fruit! Serve with a plate full of deliciously crisp bacon.

Enjoy your allergy free & clean eats!–

Potpourri

The peels of an orange

Cinnamon

Vanilla

Water

Fill a medium-sized pot half way with water.

Add orange peels {more than one if you want a stronger smell}.

You can add either a cinnamon stick or just some ground cinnamon, your choice.

Add a few good shakes though if you choose the ground.  

Then pour in about a teaspoon of vanilla.

Voila! Let this come to a boil, then reduce to a very low simmer.–I usually let this go for an hour or two in my home. You have to check it regularly to make sure it doesn’t dry up!!! Very important!! When the water is running a little low just fill it back up to half way and let it simmer down again.–

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I hope you enjoy your weekend! 

-Jennifer-

Bacon and Apple Fry

This has been my latest addiction for breakfast since I need to lay off the grains. It makes my house smell like a mixture between Christmas and Mamas potpourri 🙂 It also doesn’t hurt that this meal really doesn’t require much thinkin’ so early in the morning….and of course it is allergy free:)

Bacon and Apple Fry
 Bacon {chopped... Or not} 2-4 pieces
 2 Organic Apples
 Cinnamon
 Stevia or maple syrup*

…sounds simple right?!

Start bacon in large frying pan over med heat. While bacon is starting to cook- rinse, core, and slice two apples. {I have one of those doohickeys you can use to do it all at once! They don’t cost much at the store}
After your apples are ready, your bacon should be sizzling, toss them in! Reduce heat to med low. Stir with a wooden spoon to ensure your bacon doesn’t crisp. Add a little cinnamon and continue stirring until desired doneness:) Once removed from heat add either your stevia or maple syrup to sweeten! Enjoy!

This would also be great with some organic peaches thrown in! I can’t wait to scoop some up when I start seeing them!
Also- another tip- save your pan leftovers! This sweet oil would be great over a bacon salad later on!!!

Jennifer