Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fried Apples

I had a craving for Fried Apples this evening. If you're from the South and have been to a Cracker Barrel restaurant, you know what I'm talking about. Mmmmm. With the help of my friends on Facebook and the vast information on the internet I was able to make them myself. Very tasty! I can't wait to add them to my steel cut oatmeal in the morning.

Here is the recipe I used:

2 1/2 cups apple juice
4 large golden delicious apples, unpeeled and cut into wedges
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
4 tablespoons sugar
In a large skillet, combine the apple juice and sliced apples. Heat on medium until apples are fork tender, turning often to enable even cooking. Be careful not to overcook apples. Remove apples from juice with slotted spoon and place in large bowl.

In another bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir with wire whisk until well blended. Pour hot apple juice into dry mixture. Whisk vigorously until lumps are gone. Pour this mixture back into the skillet and heat on medium heat, whisking constantly, until bubbly and thick.
Remove from heat and pour over apples in bowl. Stir until apples are evenly coated.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Flea Prevention

The dreaded flea season for Florida and other states will shortly be here. Even though this story states that over-the-counter flea prevention is okay to use, I strongly disagree. Having worked in an emergency veterinary hospital I have seen countless reactions to these over-the-counter flea products. From mild hypersalivation to dangerous seizures. I urge everyone to purchase their pets flea control products from their veterinarian. Not just because I work in the industry, but because it's safer for your pets. I wish everyone a happy, safe, and bug free summer!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Kibble Fountain

Our dogs love it when the dog food bin gets empty. That always means soon there will be a kibble fountain for them to grab from. Well at least for Winston to grab from, the others pick up the stray kibbles that land on the floor.