Apple Cranberry Compote 

My dreams have been so vivid lately, it is getting harder and harder to tell the difference between dreams and reality. I am not sure if it is the excessive stress I have been under or what, but it is starting to confuse me sometimes!

Last night I had a dream that I made Apple Cranberry Compote for breakfast and when I awoke, the craving was unreal. Before I even got out of bed, I was inventorying the ingredients in my kitchen to make sure I could make them! Low and behold, I was in luck.

This is simple compote recipe that can be used for a pie, over waffles or pancakes or eaten alone while warm with a scoop of whipped cream (which was my choice!)

I know this recipe seems  a little “autumn” in the middle of July, but I cannot help what I crave in my sleep 🙂

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APPLE CRANBERRY COMPOTE RECIPE

  • 5 small apples
  • 1 cup dried, sweetened cranberries
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg

Peel, core and chop apples and place in pot and immediately cover with lemon juice to stop them from turning brown. Add dried cranberries, sugar and spices.

Cook over medium low heat for about 25 minutes, or until the apples are tender, the cranberries are plump and the juices and sugar have thickened and make a nice syrup at the bottom of the pot.

I chose to eat it just like this with some whipped cream, but I have used it in pies with great success, as well as with crepes, waffles or pancakes.

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Friday Farmers Market Finds

Happy Fun Friday everyone!! 

My husband and I call it Fun Friday because every Friday morning after coffee, we venture out into our little town and explore the farmers market! 

Today was especially awesome as I met a nice fellow from India selling amazing herbs and spices from…well…India!


I tend to grow my own herbs (I am very proud of my herbs! See them here) but finding such a great deal on quality spices is rare in my small town! I purchased curry powder, garlic powder and sweet paprika for only $2.00 a bag! I came home and made a list of what else I need so I can purchase it next Fun Friday!

The spices weren’t my only good find today! I also got free run eggs, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, a giant zucchini and of course the spices all for under $20.00! And the best part….it all helped feed a local family 😁


 It always feels good shopping local, and the quality is bar none compared to grocery store chains. 

Happy weekend everyone! My plans include gardening and cooking some great new recipes! Follow my blog for some upcoming foodie posts (oat pizza crust, stuffed mushrooms, cheeseburger zucchini and more this weekend!)