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Broiled Shrimp in Olive Oil and Spices

I love shrimp and I love a quick recipe for a delicious dinner. If you like shrimp this is one of those recipes you will find yourself making again and again. In less than ½ hour, start to finish; you can have a delicious meal on the table. I usually start by cooking up some rice. While the rice is cooking you can make the shrimp and it will all be done at the same time. If you want you can mix up he shrimp and the marinade several hours in advance and refrigerated until ready to toss under the broiler.

Broiled Shrimp in Olive Oil and Spices

2 pounds of shrimp, the larger the better
½ cup olive oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic
2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
1/8  tsp crushed red pepper
½ tsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp fine fresh bread crumbs

Preheat your broiler to high. Split the shrimp down the backside, rinse and pat dry. Add the remaining ingredients to the shrimp and toss to coat evenly. Line a baking dish with foil and arrange the shrimp over it.

Ready for the oven.

Ready for the oven.

Place the shrimp under the broiler, about three to four inches from the source of heat. Broil 5-6 minutes. It is not necessary to turn the shrimp as they cook.

Ready in minutes!

Ready in minutes!

Bakes four servings. This recipe can easily be halved as well.

Broiled Shrimp in Olive Oil & Spices

Broiled Shrimp in Olive Oil & Spices

Linked To: WeekendReTreat, FridayFlashBlog, FreedomFridays, FoodieFriday, FridayFavorites, WeekendPotluck, #GetHimFedFriday, FoodieFriendsFriday, #FoodieFriday RealFoodFriday, PinJunkiePinParty, WhatToDoWeekends, CityOfLinks

 

 

 

HomeAcre Hop #80

IMG_0257Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

Share your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts!

You are invited to link up your favorite posts or just check out the various links and be inspired, there are some very talented bloggers out there! I am learning so much each week from all of you. 

 Now it’s time to link up! 

Please, only link posts that you haven’t linked before and follow the rules!

Be sure to visit the other hosts as well. We would love to have you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google+, Instagram or by email! 

Sandra @ Clearwater Farm,

Kathi  @ Oak Hill Homestead,

Mary  @ Homegrown on the Hill,

Jenny  @ Black Fox Homestead,

Heidi  @ Pint Size Farm,

Lisa @ The Self Sufficient Homeacre,

and Me! (Nancy @ On The Home Front)

Usually each host will feature her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. I love reading through the posts and commenting on them each week. However for the month of July the co-hosts of the HomeAcre Hop will be taking a break from commenting on your posts. We will resume in August.

I will still be featuring one of my favorite posts. Thank you everyone for your fantastic posts.  If you were featured be sure to pick up your “I was featured” button. We look forward to seeing what you have to share this week!

Last week it was Lee’s post on Cleaning and Storing Dry Garlic. If you haven’t already check out the post at Lee’s wonderful blog Lady Lee’s Home! Thanks for linking up Lee!cleaning-storing-dry-garlic

 

 

 

Prudent Living on the Homefront

Before you link up your perfect post remember the rules!

1. All posts should be family friendly!

2. Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.

3. Link as many seasonal and harvest posts as you’d like! Older posts are great too.

4. Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!

5. If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on any host’s blog) with the button or a text link (this can be in your post, side bar, or on a special Blog Hop Page), and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and/or Pinterest!

6. Only share content and photos that you have created or have permission to share.

7. By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. Posts may be pinned to Pinterest, shared on Facebook, or promoted on Google+ and Twitter. :)

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My Garden: Busy Days

I had hoped to harvest my garlic this week but it’s just not quite ready. Instead my daughter and our two grandchildren are visiting and we’ve been checking the garden out, picking blueberries and seeing what else is ripe. Fun days.

Fun days in the garden.

Fun days in the garden.

Photo Credit: Jessica Keating

Linked To: WhimsyWednesday, OutdoorWednesday, GardenTuesday, WildcraftingWednesday, FavoriteThingsBlogHop, RuraltyBlogHop

Prudent Pantry: Strawberries in Vanilla Syrup

Our garden has produced an abundance of strawberries this year. The plants are just about finished producing and I have bags in the freezer and have also made one batch of Strawberry Fig Jam. I decided to make some strawberry syrup with the remaining berries. This syrup is perfect drizzled over plain yogurt or served with pound cake, a little bit of summertime to enjoy in the winter.

Whole Strawberries in Vanilla Syrup

1 ½ pounds of strawberries
3 ½ cups sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Wash the strawberries and remove the stems and leaves.

Remove stems and leaves from strawberries.

Remove stems and leaves from strawberries.

Place the berries in a medium bowl and cover with the sugar. Add the vanilla bean seeds and the bean and stir gently to combine. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

When the time is up pour the strawberries, vanilla bean juices and any remaining sugar into a shallow, wide pan. Add the lemon juice and slowly bring to a boil. Cook the strawberries at a boil for 10-12 minutes, until they go a bit translucent and the syrup is thick.

Cook until the syrup is thick.

Cook until the syrup is thick.

Pour the berries and syrup into a shallow bowl, cool and refrigerate, uncovered for a day.

Let sit in your refrigerator for a day.

Let sit in your refrigerator for a day.

When you are ready to can follow the directions to prepare your water bath canner and jars for processing. Scape the strawberry mixture into a medium pan and heat just to a simmer.

Let simmer for 10 minutes.

Heat just to a simmer.

Ladle the berries into the jars and cover with the syrup. Leave 1/2 inch headspace.

Ladle into clean, hot jars.

Ladle into clean, hot jars.

Wipe the rims; apply the lids and rings and process in your boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes. Remove the jars, let cool and store in your pantry.

Whole Strawberries in Vanilla Syrup

Whole Strawberries in Vanilla Syrup

I have to say this syrup is excellent on Lemon Sorbet.IMG_0236

 

Linked To: HomesteadBarnHop, TheBackyardFarmingConnection, FatTuesday, TuesdaysWithATwist, FreshFoodWednesdays, GreenThumbThursday, FabulouslyFrugalThursday, FromTheFarm, DIY LINKY

Recipe Box: Light Lemon Pound Cake

Light Lemon Pound CakeThis is a delicious cake that brings a taste of summer to your table!

Light Lemon Pound Cake

½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 egg whites
1 egg
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda
¾ cup (60z) fat free lemon yogurt

Glaze:
¾ cup confectioner’s sugar
4 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1/3 cup dried apricots, finely chopped

In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg whites and egg, beating well. Add the lemon juice and the extracts.

In a separate bowl combine the flours, baking powder, salt and backing soda; add to the butter mixture alternately with the yogurt.

Pour into a 10 inch Bundt pan coated with cooking spray.IMG_2507 Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until done. Cool for ten minutes before removing from the pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For the glaze: Whisk the confectioner’s sugar, lemon juice and lemon peel until blended. Stir in the apricots. Drizzle over the cake.

Light Lemon Pound Cake

Light Lemon Pound Cake

This cake is delicious with fresh strawberries and lemon sorbet!

Light Lemon Pound Cake

Light Lemon Pound Cake

Linked to: FoodieFriday, FridayFavorites, #FoodieFriday, FoodieFriendsFriday, #GetHimFedFridays, WeekendPotluck, WhatToDoWeekends, PinJunkieParty, FridayFrenzy, WeekendReTreat, FreedomFridays, FridayFlashBlog, ShowStopperSaturday, CleverChicksBlogHop, MerryMondayLinkyParty, MixItUpMonday, MeltInYourMouthMonday, What’dYouDoThisWeekend, InAndOutOfTheKitchen, #PinterestFoodie, ShareYourStuffTuesday, TuesdaysTable, You’reGonnaLoveItTuesday, TheGatheringSpot, HearthAndSoulHop, #TastyTuesday, WakeUpWednesday, WonderfulWednesday, TheYuckStopsHere, TickleMyTastebuds, TastyTuesday, RealFoodWednesday, WonderfullyCreativeWednesday, CreateItThursday, ThinkTankThursday, FullPlateThursday, LinkParty, RivertonHousewives, PennyPinchingParty

 

 

HomeAcre Hop #79

IMG_0257Welcome to The HomeAcre Hop!

Share your homesteading, homemaking, and homeschooling posts!IMG_0242

You are invited to link up your favorite posts or just check out the various links and be inspired, there are some very talented bloggers out there! I am learning so much each week from all of you. 

 Now it’s time to link up! 

Please, only link posts that you haven’t linked before and follow the rules!

Be sure to visit the other hosts as well. We would love to have you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, Google+, Instagram or by email! 

Sandra @ Clearwater Farm,

Kathi  @ Oak Hill Homestead,

Mary  @ Homegrown on the Hill,

Jenny  @ Black Fox Homestead,

Heidi  @ Pint Size Farm,

Lisa @ The Self Sufficient Homeacre,

and Me! (Nancy @ On The Home Front)

Usually each host will feature her own picks from the posts linked the previous week. I love reading through the posts and commenting on them each week. However for the month of July the co-hosts of the HomeAcre Hop will be taking a break from commenting on your posts. We will resume in August.

I will still be featuring one of my favorite posts. Thank you everyone for your fantastic posts.  If you were featured be sure to pick up your “I was featured” button. We look forward to seeing what you have to share this week!

Mary from Back To The Basics post on Growing Organic Garlic caught my eye last week. I love growing garlic, it’s so easy! Be sure to check Mary’s post for more information!killarney red

 

 

Prudent Living on the Homefront

Before you link up your perfect post remember the rules!

1. All posts should be family friendly!

2. Please, no posts dedicated to advertising products.

3. Link as many seasonal and harvest posts as you’d like! Older posts are great too.

4. Please visit as many of the other posts as you can and let them know you found them here!

5. If you wish to be featured, you must link back to the hop (on any host’s blog) with the button or a text link (this can be in your post, side bar, or on a special Blog Hop Page), and please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and/or Pinterest!

6. Only share content and photos that you have created or have permission to share.

7. By linking to this hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. Posts may be pinned to Pinterest, shared on Facebook, or promoted

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