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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Beet Broth

Beets are good for you. They can help lower blood pressure, fight inflammation, and have anti-cancer properties.

My grandmother used to make the best borscht in the world. None of us can make it like she did. I have tried a few times. She would boil pork ribs to make the broth.

I like to eat beets raw on a salad, or cooked with a little salt and vinegar. They're great boiled, steamed or roasted. They're great for making soup. They're great for pickling! They're great for juicing! They can be used as a natural food colouring. Beets are wonderful!

Yesterday I boiled some beets and decided to drink the cooking liquid. I peeled the beets and removed the ends before I cooked them, so the liquid was clean. Mine didn't come with leaves, but if you do buy them in bunches, save the leaves, chop them very small and add them to the broth.

I had about 1/2 cup of liquid by the time the beets were done. I only boiled 3 beets. I added a pinch of salt, a pinch of dried dill and about 1/2 a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. It was tasty!

If you add more water to the pot at the beginning, you'll end up with more broth at the end. It'll be delicious. Try it!


Beet Broth

Here are some articles about the health benefits of beets.

Mercola
Organic Facts About Beets
Livestrong

And here are some awesome beet recipes!

Babi's Beet Soup
Vegan Lentil Soup with Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash
Vegan Borscht
Traditional Ukranian Borscht
Roasted Whole Beets without Foil
Crunchy Raw Beetroot Salad With Feta and Pear
Spring Clean Raw Beet, Carrot, and Apple Salad
Colorful Beet Salad with Carrot, Quinoa & Spinach
Beet Chips
Golden Beet Salad
Raw Pickled Beets
7 Delicious and Nutritious Beetroot Juice Recipes
Love Beets - lots of beet recipes here!

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