Purely Homespun

Homemade from the heart


Autumn in the park

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower

Albert Camus


Peach Lemonade

4 peaches peeled and sliced


1/2 cup stevia

1/2 cup lemon juice

pinch salt

4 cups fizzy water

Puree peach slices with stevia and lemon juice in blender.  Mix with ice and fizzy water.  Serve immediately.

For a sweeter drink add 1/4 cup more of stevia to puree.



Robert Louis Stevenson Quotation

Sundried Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese Toast

Rye Bread slicesSundriedTomatoSalad

Olive Oil

Goat Cheese

Spread olive oil on rye bread and smear with goat cheese.  Heat under broiler just until cheese begins to melt.

Mixed Greens

Sundried Tomatoes (




Mushrooms (chopped)

Mix and top with dressing below.

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

3/4 tsp chopped basil

1 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp garlic

salt and pepper

Mix and drizzle on salad.  Makes two small salads lightly dressed.  If you prefer lots of dressing double or triple the dressing recipe.



Warren Buffet quotation

Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins

2 cups pumpkinPumpkinCinnamonMuffin

2 cups sugar

1 cup oil

4 eggs beaten

1 cup wheat bran

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

2tsp baking powder

3 tsp cinnamon

Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl.  Sift dry ingredients into wet and fold until combined.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes.


Ralph Waldo Emerson quotation

Cheddar Soup

3 tbsp butterCheddarSoup

1 chopped red onion

1 lb chopped button mushrooms

3 tbsp flour

1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning

3/4 tsp dry mustard

2 cups milk

2 cups water

2 1/2 cups shredded extra old cheddar

Saute onion and mushrooms in butter.  When onions are translucent blend in flour, mustard and lemon pepper seasoning.  Stir in liquids over medium heat until the mixture boils and thickens.  Stir in cheese to melt.


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