Sunday, December 21, 2014

Carrot Apple Muffins

I know, more muffins.  I should probably write a muffin only blog.  But, don't you like muffins?

Our Christmas festivities are going to involve a lot of traveling and celebrations, and likely end with overtired kids, one of whom has lived on sugar and present-induced adrenaline for days.  If I feed him something remotely healthy for breakfast, I can overlook the candy cane chasers.

Carrot Apple Muffins
Modified from Minimalist Baker

1.5 flax eggs (1 1/2 tablespoons flax seed in 5 1/2 tablespoons water)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup mashed banana (one small banana)
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1 apple, grated
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk or milk alternative
1 heaping cup grated carrot
2/3 cup oats
1/2 cup almond meal
1 cup + 2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare muffin tin.
In a small bowl, combine 1 1/2 Tablespoons ground flax seed with 5 1/2 tablespoons water.  Let sit until thick, about 5 minutes.
In the bowl of a food processor combine banana, flax egg, coconut oil, maple syrup and brown sugar. Mix in milk and vanilla.
Add in grating blade and grate carrots and apples into food processor.
Stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk together oats, almond meal, flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
Pour wet ingredients from food processor into dry and stir to combine.
Divide among muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes until tops spring back when you touch them lightly.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Italian Meatball Soup

My big Le Creuset soup pot is in near constant use during the winter.  I love a bowl of soup with a baguette for dinner, and leftovers can be eaten for lunch the next day while trying to juggle a 4 month old baby who makes it his life mission during every meal time to hurl himself onto the table and try to grab all the food. For a kid who has never actually eaten anything solid, he puts a lot of effort in.  He swiped an orange slice off Colin's plate the other day and spent several minutes trying to get it into his mouth.  Another foodie in the making.

This is a healthy and hearty meal that is family friendly.  Although, if you have a small child like mine who is wary of soup and usually bathes in it instead of eating it, it's easy to portion out the components onto a tasting plate.  You can easily make this vegetarian friendly by substituting white beans for the meatballs and vegetable broth.

Italian Meatball Soup
recipe from Skinny Taste

20 oz. ground turkey
1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 egg
1/4 cup onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt

olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
28 oz. can diced tomatoes
4 cups chicken broth
parmesan cheese rind (optional)
2 bay leaves
1 sprig rosemary
1 sprig thyme
2 Tbsp. basil, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
1 cup zucchini, chopped
2 cups spinach or other green

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, onion, garlic, salt and cheese.
Using a wooden spoon, or your hands, gently mix all ingredients until combined.
Form small meatballs and place on a prepared baking sheet.
Bake for about 10 minutes.

Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent.
Add in diced tomatoes, broth, herbs, cheese, and salt and pepper.
Add in zucchini, meatballs, and greens and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or more, until meatballs are fully cooked and zucchini is tender.
Remove cheese rind, bay leaves, and thyme and rosemary stems before serving.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Baked Apple Chips

So, remember that time that I wrote a food blog?  About 6 months ago, it stopped being a priority. I was pregnant and in my third trimester, and the precious hours of naptime were used for napping myself.  Then, in the middle of July, our family grew by one.  Baby James has a sweet, easy going personality, an impressive capacity for handling his big brother's antics, and a giant, round head.  Our lives went from busy to chaotic, but now I feel like I have mastered the art of one handed cooking, eating, and toddler wrangling.  At least, sometimes.

I've thought about how I'd like this blog to evolve with our changing lives.  I will share the food that our family enjoys these days.  Maybe the occasional menu plan for the week. This means the recipes are fast, easy, and (mostly) kid-friendly.  On that note, I'll now share a recipe that takes upwards of 3 hours to prepare, but it's all hands off.

These apple chips are delicious, and make your house smell wonderful.  It's a great way to use up the results of an overzealous apple picking adventure.

Baked Apple Chips

Apples, usually 1 per baking sheet - sliced thinly on a mandolin

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Arrange apple slices in a single layer and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake for 90 minutes, flip, and bake for another 90 minutes.
Allow to cool in the oven.
Store at room temperature.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Salmon Cakes - Paleo and Delicious!

I've been wanting to share this recipe with you for a while, for several reasons.  First, they are my favorite salmon cakes, which is saying something considering how many I've tried.  Second, because Colin will actually eat them, and in this time of toddler finickiness, that is never a guarantee.  I quite frequently hear that something I lovingly prepared for him is yucky.  So rewarding. And finally,  they fit into a Paleo diet.  We, quite clearly, don't eat Paleo, but it's great to have a tried and true recipe to fit any special dietary need.  I've been burned (literally) by trying a new complicated recipe for guests.

Salmon Cakes
recipe from Everyday Maven

1 large sweet potato, cooked and mashed
2/3 cup almond meal*
1/3 cup chopped parsley
2 Tablespoons chopped onion
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon hot sauce (or to taste, depending on your spicy preferences)
1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs
2 14.75 ounce cans Wild Alaskan Salmon**
Oil, for cooking

*Almond meal is available at Trader Joe's, or you can just pulse raw almonds in your food processor.  If you choose this route, be careful not to process so long as to make almond butter.  
**I use the cans of Wild Alaskan Salmon at Trader Joe's.  They contain skin and bones.  Remove them if you like, or leave them in for some extra calcium.  I personally find the larger bones unappealing, so I take those out but leave the smaller ones in.  If you are mixing in the food processor, it will mash the little bones so you can't detect them.

Cook your sweet potato either by baking for an hour at 375 or steaming.  Allow to cool and mash.
Bake in a 425 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, flipping once.
Alternatively, you can pan fry in oil a few minutes each side.

I serve these with a spicy remoulade for dipping (mayo, sriracha, and lemon juice, to taste).

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spinach Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese

Sometimes turkey burgers can be bland.  Or dry.  Or you try to cook them on the grill and they don't work because they are so low in fat.  These turkey burgers, however, were delicious.  Adding a couple extra ingredients gave them a great texture and flavor, and the layer of goat cheese on the bun was just the thing to take them to the next level.  After photographing, I topped with a little bbq sauce and lettuce, but you can roll however you like.  

Colin and I eat dinner at the early-bird-special hour of 6:00.  Now that daylight savings has come this means it's light enough when we eat to photograph my food with the benefit of natural light as opposed to the yellow hue of our dining room chandelier.  Colin finds this fascinating, and this photo shoot went like this:

C: What are you doing with your plate on the window sill, Mommy?
A: I'm taking a picture so I can share the recipe.
C: I'll help.  I have a bite?
A: I'm almost done buddy, your plate is on the table.
C: I'll help. 

And that's how there came to be a little hand stealing a sweet potato off my plate.  

Spinach Turkey Burgers
adapted from Eat Live Run
makes 6 large burgers

2 lb. ground turkey
1 egg
1 cup frozen spinach, defrosted
2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 Tablespoon cajun seasoning

For serving: goat cheese and rolls

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, spinach, bread crumbs and seasoning.  Mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Line a baking sheet with foil and drizzle with olive oil or coat with cooking spray.
Portion turkey mixture into 6 patties.
Bake for 30 minutes, flipping once.  Internal temperature should reach 160 degrees.  
I turned on my broiler for a couple minutes at the end just to brown the tops.  

Monday, March 3, 2014

Sweet Potato Millet Muffins

Muffins just might be Colin's favorite food, and I can't blame him.  Perfect little snack sized treats, delivered in a cute tin, filled with delicious fruit - you can't go wrong.  That being said, we go through a batch of baked goods at an alarming rate around this house, even when they are hidden on top of the refrigerator (the last remaining surface that is out of reach of tiny hands).  We made these muffins to accompany our vegetarian chili last week, thinking they'd be a good replacement for cornbread and also be a nice snack for anytime.  Plus, they are full of healthy sweet potato and millet, so they are nutritious and it's ok to eat two (or four).

Sweet Potato Millet Muffins
recipe from Eat Live Run

Makes about 16-20 muffins

2 cups flour (I used whole wheat pastry, but all purpose would work, too)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup millet
2 eggs
1 medium sweet potato, baked and mashed (about 1 cup)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2-2/3 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, prepare muffin tin by spraying or lining.
Toast millet in a dry pan over medium heat, about 5 minutes, until lightly golden and nutty smelling. Be careful to toss it frequently and do not wander off.  If you burn it, start again.
In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and millet.
In another bowl, mix eggs, sweet potato, coconut oil and brown sugar.  Mix in the milk
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined.
Fill muffin tins 3/4 full and bake for 20 minutes until golden.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


There are few things quite so satisfying as baking homemade bread.  But, let's be honest, I rarely have the foresight or inclination these days to plan ahead a day in advance and go through all the steps.  As such, it's been quite a while since I made bread.  So long, in fact, that when Jon saw this he asked where it was from, ate some, and commented that it was good, like real bread.  I don't even know what that means, but I chose to take it as a compliment.  My little bread monster could barely wait for it to cool down before digging in himself, but he is an easy win with anything freshly baked.

There are several great reasons to make focaccia.  It can all be done in one day.  It's essentially a glamorous version of pizza dough.  It makes a whole tray full.  It has an olive oil crust.  I could go on, but I don't think I need to.

recipe based on Anne Burrell

Total time: About 3 hours
Prep: 20 minutes
Inactive: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Baking: 20-25 minutes

1 3/4 cups warm water
1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
5 cups all purpose flour, plus any additional for kneading
1 Tablespoon kosher salt
3/4 cup olive oil, divided

Dissolve the sugar in warm water in the bowl of your mixer.  Sprinkle in yeast and allow to sit until bubbling, 10-15 minutes.
Add flour, kosher salt and 1/2 cup olive oil to the yeast mixture and mix with the dough hook on low speed.
This is a good step for your little helper, especially if you turn around and he has already started scooping flour.

Once dough has come together, increase to medium speed (4) and knead for 5-6 minutes until it forms a soft ball.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead by hand a few times, forming into a ball.
Place dough in a large bowl drizzled with olive oil and cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel.
Put bowl in a warm place (I put mine on top of the refrigerator).  Allow to rise until doubled in size, at least one hour.  If you are going about your day, it's ok to let this rise go longer.
Coat a jelly roll pan (baking sheet with sides) with a layer of olive oil.
Put the dough in the pan and press it out to fit the size of the pan.  Once dough is stretched to fill the pan, use your fingers to poke holes in it.
Put the dough in a warm place for a second rise until it has doubled in size, about an hour.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Sprinkle the top of the focaccia with coarse salt, parmesan cheese, or a mixture of herbs (or all three).
Bake until the top is golden brown, 20-25 minutes.
Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

This lasted for a few days, even around here in carb heaven.  One night we made sandwiches with pesto chicken, tomatoes, sliced mozzarella and a drizzle of balsamic dressing.  So good!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Creamy Balsamic Dressing

If you follow At Home With Ann on Facebook  you saw this picture last night.  If you don't, you are missing out on even more of my hilarious commentary and pictures of Colin wreaking havoc in the kitchen.

Given that Colin is a toddler and prone to occasional pickiness or completely nonsensical mind changes, the success of dinner can be quite varied.  There are days he surprises me and eats two cups of green beans, and days he decides he doesn't like pasta anymore.  Who doesn't like pasta?  In any case, I knew the Cobb Salad would be a bit of a stretch for him since he's been wary of any red vegetables since the hot pepper incident last summer, and eggs go in and out of favor daily.  He ended up eating mostly bacon and chicken with a side of yogurt.  I, however, loved the salad and even he agreed the dressing is good.

I usually make a very simple vinaigrette for our salads, a quick combination of salt, pepper, dijon, vinegar and olive oil.  This is really just an enhanced version of that, but the added creaminess makes it extra good.

Creamy Balsamic Dressing
recipe adapted from Gourmet Kosher Cooking

4 cloves garlic, grated

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon maple syrup or sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt

¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
With an immersion blender, regular blender, mini food processor or by hand with a whisk, combine garlic, mayo, lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup, salt, pepper and vinegar.  
Slowly add in the olive oil while mixing until emulsified.
Makes 1 2/3 cups.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Classic Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my go to dessert.  I have made many, many flavors.  From classic, to the ever popular roasted strawberry, to the Thanksgiving favorite pumpkin, to the key lime that nearly crippled my fingers from juicing so many tiny limes.  When I considered what to make for Christmas dessert (yes, still backed up posts to Christmas here at AHWA), I naturally landed on cheesecake.  I have a couple tricks for ensuring they are always perfect and delicious.

My secret weapon in the food processor.  Use it to the make the crust, then give it a rinse and use it to make the filling.  It ensures everything is evenly mixed and a lovely smooth consistency.  My second trick is to bake in a water bath.  It can be a bit of a pain to wrap your pan in foil and fill up the roasting pan, but it keeps the top from cracking, so it's completely worth it.

Classic Cheesecake
modified from Tyler Florence 

2 cups finely ground graham crackers (about 6-7 sheets)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter, melted

16 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 pint sour cream
Zest of one lemon
1 dash vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Wrap the bottom of a springform pan, and up the sides, with foil.
Use a food processor to grind graham crackers.
Pour cracker crumbs in a bowl and mix with cinnamon and melted butter.
Press into the bottom and up the sides of the springform pan.  My pan is nonstick, if yours isn't, you might want to coat it with cooking spray first.
Bake for 10 minutes and remove to cool on a wire rack.
In a food processor, process cream cheese until smooth.
Pour in sugar and lemon zest and mix well.
Add eggs, one at a time, pulsing to mix after each addition.
Add in sour cream and vanilla and process until well combined.  Scrape down the sides as needed.
Pour mixture into prepared crust and place springform pan in a roasting pan.
Boil water in your tea kettle and pour into the roasting pan, making sure not to splash any into the cheesecake.
Bake for 1 hour.  The middle should be barely set.

If you live anywhere north of Miami, you have spent most of this winter in an arctic tundra.  Removing your hot cheesecake and putting it on your cold counter will cause cracks.  If you don't have toddlers running around, open the door of your oven with it turned off to let it cool slowly.  If you do have reasons not to leave your hot oven door open, remove the roasting pan and allow the cheesecake to cool for 15 minutes in the pan before transferring to a rack.

Chill for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator, preferably overnight, before serving.
Top with fruit or chocolate, if you like.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Cookies

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments and notes from my last post.  It really does help to know Sarah has so many people in her corner!

These cookies are so healthy, you can eat them for breakfast.  Plus, they only have four ingredients and come together in less than five minutes, so you could even bake them in the morning.  I made them with the help of my trusty kitchen assistant one very cold morning last week who ate handfuls of batter straight from the bowl.  By lunchtime we had nearly finished off the batch, but it's ok, because they are good for you!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Cookies
recipe from Skinnytaste

2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup uncooked oats
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
~1 Tablespoon jam

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a baking sheet, either  by spraying or lining with a baking mat or parchment paper.
Mix banana, oats and peanut butter together.
Drop heaping tablespoons (I like my little cookie scoop for this) onto baking sheet.
Using a 1/4 teaspoon, make small indentations on top of the cookies.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove and spoon a little jam into the indentation on each cookie.

Eat as many as you want.  To Colin, that means every time you walk through the kitchen a little hand reaches up onto the counter and grabs one.

Monday, February 3, 2014

My big sister and the egg sandwich that might cure her cancer

I usually like to keep things light hearted here At Home With Ann.  Simple recipes, awkward jokes, toddler antics and kitchen fiascos.  But we all experience times in life when we are thrown for a loop and face something that stops us in our tracks.  I, like a classic control freak, tend to keep things to myself.  Everything is under control, see? My house is clean, dinner is cooked, the dishes are done, I'm on schedule, I blow dried my hair, I don't need help.  See?  See?  But this time it's not about me, it's not something I can control, and wishing it away won't actually make it go away.

Me, my Mom and Sarah last Summer

Three years ago my sister, Sarah, was diagnosed with a form of leukemia called AML (acute myeloid leukemia).  My reaction was typical.  This happens to other people.  Not my 33 year old sister who lives by the ocean, gets tons of fresh air and exercise, and eats healthier than anyone who has ever entered Whole Foods.  She can't be sick.  She has a four year old and a 9 month old who need her.  She can't be sick.

But she was sick, and that fall instead of visiting her at home where her house is always some level of chaos caused by activities, kids, friends and cooking, I visited her a hospital room where I wore a gown and a mask and helped her cut off her shedding hair.  I spent time taking care of my nephews while her husband tried to juggle working, nighttime parenting a baby, and visiting his wife in the hospital.  I was in such shock and crises mode than I never considered what might happen in the future, we were just trying to get through the next day.  I saw her friends, family and acquaintances send more love, support and prayers than I could ever imagine.  And it worked.  By the time 2011 rolled around she was healthy, the cancer was gone, and we could all go back to our normal lives.  My life that year was filled with the happy excitement and anticipation of our baby.  He was born and immediately filled our hearts and all our time.  As his second birthday rolled around, Sarah told me she was getting another bone marrow scan, because her blood work was concerning and she wasn't feeling well.  OK, I thought, well it won't be cancer again.  She has worked for the past three years to ensure she is as healthy as she can be.  It won't be cancer again.  But it is cancer, and she is looking down the barrel of chemo and a bone marrow transplant.

So I am here at home, with my life rolling on, taking care of my family and playing with Colin.  She sits in a hospital room hooked up to various tubes and needles, doing her very best to be patient and cure her disease.  She'll be fine, I say.  She's done this before.  She has an amazing attitude.  She has all the support and medical technology on her side.  She still has little kids who need her.  And most of the time that works, but there are times it all hits me.  This is scary.  This is unknown.  I can't control or fix or clean this.  I just want my sister to be well.

Some days when we talk I can tell how hard it is, but other days it's just like normal.  One such day last week she told me that one of her friends has been bringing her the most amazing egg sandwich every day.  Egg, goat cheese and pesto.  I'm not making any scientific statements here, but she's eaten quite a few of these, and when she gets well, it might just be in part to this egg sandwich.  Just in case, here's my version.

The Egg Sandwich That Might Cure Cancer
1 slice toasted sourdough bread
1 egg, fried or scrambled
Goat Cheese

Layer it all together and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Be well.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Choo Choo, Colin Turned Two!

Way back in the beginning of January, my little boy turned 2.  In the blink of an eye he's suddenly a whole grown up person.  He's hilarious, a ton of fun, and full of opinions.  I hear a lot of "What's this, Mommy?," "I can do it myself.  Colin does it!," and "Oh, dump truck, I love you so much, would you like to play trains with me?"  That last one might not be typical two year old behavior, but it's pretty funny to hear.  To celebrate his birthday, we had a brunch with family and friends.  This year's theme was trains, as the birthday boy loves "chookin chookin."  He is also of the opinion that it's not a party without balloons and cars, so both were included in the day.  I didn't do a good job taking pictures of the food or the dining room because I was a busy bee and enjoying the celebration, but here are a couple glimpses from the day.

The menu had some repeats from last year, and a couple new items.  

Colin's Birthday Brunch Menu
Fresh Fruit Salad
Bagels and Cream Cheese
Broccoli, Tomato and Cheddar Quiche
Baked French Toast
Yogurt and Granola Parfait
Egg and Bacon English Muffin Bites
Apple Maple Chicken Sausage
Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Colin was far too busy partying to eat anything other than all the blackberries from the fruit salad (and off people's plates...) and two cupcakes.  Aside from the carrot cake cupcakes, the most popular dish of the day were the Egg and Bacon English Muffin Bites.  They were eaten too fast for me to photograph, but I'll share the recipe and will certainly be making them again!

Egg and Bacon English Muffin Bites
recipe from The Pioneer Woman

12 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup mayo
12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
about 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
6 Whole English Muffins, split and lightly toasted

Combine eggs through Worcestershire.  This can be done the day before, refrigerate overnight.
Spread egg mixture on English Muffin halves and sprinkle with cheese.
Cook at 375 for 10 minutes, or broil for 5.  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fancy Roasted Butternut Squash Sandwich

You know how when you get so far behind on something you can't even think about it because it's just too daunting to start?  That's part of how I was feeling for the past six weeks.  I have pictures and recipes and stories to share, but I felt like I needed hours to get back on track.  Of course starting and doing anything is always the best way to get back in the swing of things, so we'll ease in nicely with one of my absolutely favorite sandwiches.

I'm hoping I can keep the momentum going since Jon is busy renovating our half bath and we have finally caught up on Game of Thrones.  Wow, we are old and boring.

I served this on Christmas Day, which is why you see my festive decor and bloody marys in the background.  It takes a bit of prep work, but once everything is ready to go, they are easy to assemble for a crowd.

Fancy Roasted Butternut Sandwich

Crusty Sourdough or French Bread
1 Butternut Squash, sliced and roasted (directions below)
1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
Baby Spinach leaves
Goat Cheese, softened
Cranberry Sauce (purchased or home made, my directions below)

Layer all components together and grill or press to heat through.
You know, make a sandwich.  Aren't you glad I stopped in to share this groundbreaking technique?

Butternut Squash
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Peel squash and slice in 1/2 inch rounds.
Arrange slices on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roast for 30-40 minutes, or until soft in the  middle and starting to caramelize on the edges.  Flip halfway through.

Cranberry Sauce
2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

In a saucepan bring sugar and water to a boil.
Add cranberries, decrease heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until berries have burst and sauce has slightly thickened.  It will continue to thicken off the heat.
Store in a jar in the refrigerator.

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