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Henny Peach Turnovers

So as I’m here eating these Henny Peach Turnovers and getting crumbs everywhere! I had to share this recipe. Peach season is almost over so I grabbed a few at the Farmers Market and wanted to elevate the sweetness of the peach! Had a bottle of some Hennessey and a few spices plus some puff pastry. Perfect combination of sweet guilt. I wish I had some brown sugar and next time I might add some fresh herbs. Have fun making these!

Henny Peach Turnovers

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 4 peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 1tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cognac
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Start by making sure your puff pastry is thawed. Follow instructions on box! Go ahead and place your peaches, sugar and pumpkin spice in a pot over medium high heat.
  2. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring so your sugar won't burn. Add your cognac*, stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Start smashing your peaches but not too mushy. Your mixture should be thick.
  4. Add your water and cook for about 6-8 minutes. You want your peaches to break down easily.**
  5. Most of your water should be gone. Turn off heat, set aside and cool.
  6. Mean time preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Roll out your puff pastry and cut out squares.
  7. Once your peach mixture cooled, add a spoonful in the middle of your puff pastry. Don't do that to all of them leave the other half empty to cover the mixture.
  8. Take the empty puff pastry to cover the mixture. Press a fork on the sides to close it and cut a slit in the middle. Sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Pop in your 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  10. I broiled them for a few for a slight browning and to caramelize the sugars.
  11. Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or alone!
  12. *You can add more if you need to
  13. **Add more water if it evaporates too fast
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Snapchat Meal

I normally Snapchat me making some food. So now I’m going to edit those videos and make small clips to share with you all on my site and IG. This here is my first of many! I will do better with editing and keeping it clean. Im trying to figure out now how to upload the video here on the site. But enjoy this simple weeknight pasta meal!

 

 

Chicken Ragu

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 chicken thighs, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp salt + pepper
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Start by melting 2 tbsp butter. Adding your mushrooms, onions and salt + pepper. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Toss in your chicken add some more butter. Cook 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add your garlic, stir. Pour in your wine and scrap up the brown bits from the bottom of your pan.
  4. Add your tomato sauce, stir and simmer for 10 minutes. I added some water to loosen up the sauce.
  5. Last 5 minutes add in your spinach. Mix in well and until wilted.
  6. Serve this over pasta or rice. Top with cheese and enjoy!
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When In Doubt, Smudge It Out!

What is smudging? A simple art of cleansing yourself and your environment, using simple ritual. Smudging is a Native American tradition but have been practiced ALL over the world! Our bodies, homes and objects around us are not just physical matter. They are delicately complex invisible energy. Cleansing our space or bodies by smudging clears up all the emotional crap and negative energies that gathered up.

You simply burn a sage bundle (smudge stick) or herbs in abalone shell (pictured below) or some sort of burn proof container. Light your smudge stick with matches or a lighter. Holding it up to the flame for a few seconds but gently blowing out the flame. You just want smoke.  Anytime Im smudging my home or object. I walk around holding the sage bundle, letting the smoke gather all around. Or around that object.

Smudging calls on spirits of sacred plants to drive away negative energies and put you back into a state of peace and balance. Sounds crazy? Scientifically burning sage and other herbs release negative ions that research linked to positive moods. The smell of Sage increases oxygen supply to the brain. Making muscle tension relaxed. The smoke from burning herbs changes the molecules of air and energy. The sense of smell is powerful. Burning sage along with other herbs have been found to be very effective aromatherapy.

Smudging can be done daily to ease your mind and help with meditation like I do. Or when your feeling down, anxious, fearful or just want a pick me up. Light up some sage! Smudge your new home or environment to clean it up. Bought something new? Smudge it to get rid of any possible negative energies. I salt water cleanse my crystals as well as smudging them too.

“when in doubt, smudge it out”

Just wanted to share with you all a little on smudging. Use your sources to look deeper into it. Check out my Shop GG section to get you some herbal incense to burn as well as my smudge kits! Will be adding more goodies like individual smudge sticks, abalone shells or burning pods, more herbal incense and much more for your Goddess needs.