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{Foodie Friday} Maple Fruit Compote

Do you have any late summer peaches still lingering in your kitchen and you're not sure what to do with them? Here's a great recipe you might want to try before those yummy peaches won't been seen again until next season. Nothing beats a local peach in the summertime!  Deeeelish!  This recipe is a great way to try a natural sweetener, if you haven't yet. And, the best part, you can always switch this recipe up with a fruit that is in season. So you don't have to wait until next summer to try it.  The one I'm providing here is a great goodbye summer, hello fall  snack, dessert or any meal you'd like it to be!  If you try it, I'd love to know how you liked it.  And, if you switched it up, I'd love to hear about that, too!

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Maple Fruit Compote with Honey-Ginger Toasted Nuts

Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 4

Ingredients: 2-3 apples 2-3 peaches or pears 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/2 cup raisins juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup walnuts, or nuts of your choice 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced 2 tablespoons honey

Directions: 1. Wash, core and chop fruit into slices or chunks. 2. Place in a large saucepan with 1/3 cup of water. Add the maple syrup and raisins. 3. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. 4. Add lemon juice and cinnamon.  Cook for another 10 minutes, until soft. 5. While fruit is cooking, place chopped nuts in a skillet over medium heat and toast, stirring often, for 5 minutes. 6. Drizzle honey over the nuts and add ginger, but keep stirring since the honey can easily burn. 7. Top warm fruit with toasted nuts and enjoy!

*If giving this to your baby/toddler, just remember to omit the honey until they're 2.  And, I'd omit the nuts, too.

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Happy Friday!  It looks like we will be continuing to paint our house.  This weekend it's the kitchen's turn!  Woohoo!  I'm SO excited.  We're going for a light peach look.  We have many dark rooms in our house that we just bought.  We have one down, kitchen will be done this weekend, so that means only 5 more rooms to go (this includes hallway and bathrooms). We're getting there.  We're also gonna check out the New Orleans Seafood Festival tomorrow.  Our first festival in NOLA! I'm excited!  And, of course, football will be sandwiched in between. GO GATORS!  Good luck to your team! :)

Do you have any exciting plans?

{life is delicious}

Transitioning to Fall Foods!

Natural Sweeteners