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Glace (Candied) Fruit
When the idea of candying fruit made its way to Europe (by way of the Arab tradition), sugar was not available, so early recipes used a honey syrup. And then, of course, there is the simple beauty of the glistening jewel-like candies that result.
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Garden Pizza, Easy as 1-2-3
Place on oven rack and bake 7 to 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Feed the yeast with a pinch of sugar, stir and setaside. When applying toppings, leave about a one-inch border without sauce around the outer edge.Spread some pasta sauce (tomato...
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Restore That Old Cast Iron Cookware, Using Ingredients You Probably Already Have!
(I never pour cold water into a hot pan! I'd be devastated if it cracked my beloved pan!) Let it soak a bit while you eat, preferably less than an hour. Deep dish pizza comes out crisp and light in my cast iron pans.
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Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right
Garnish with edible nasturtium, viola blooms, mint or berries.The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that we increase vegetable and fruit intake. Grow, cook, taste, and spice up your recipes.
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Follow Your Dreams And Make A Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Her story should inspire us to take the plunge into whatever business that we have a love for. We exchange recipes, offer tips for planning parties, barbeques and weddings. The hardy west Kentucky folks soon rebuilt it and that building is the one that...
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Dyeing Carnations: A Fun Project With Kids
Older blossoms are on the down side of their lives, and they don't take in water as quickly, so the process takes more time, and the result isn't as pretty.Food coloring in various shades.
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Let\'s Make Ginger Beer
Again, the boundary between ale and beer is unclear. Other recipes include ingredients such as instant coffee, raw cane sugar, palm sugar and honey. This group consists of three genera, some species of which serve as ornamental or medicinal plants.
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Basil, the King of Herbs
A nutrition analysis based on data provided by the USDA nutrient database shows 4 tablespoons of fresh basil (10.6g) to contain the following:Dietary Fiber: 0.2g (1%DV), Calcium: 18mg (2%DV), Iron: .34mg (2%DV), Magnesium: 6mg (2%DV), Potassium: 32mg...
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The Many and Varied Uses of Rosemary
Rosemary flowers can be used in salads or as a garnish.As useful as rosemary is, I think one of its most important features is that it attracts hundreds of bees when it is in bloom.With the concern of the colony collapse, I think planting their favorites...
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Lavender, the Versatile Herb
Lavender is the most versatile herb I have used. The infusion can be used in the bath to soothe skin irritations. Cover and steep for 30 minutes. Commonly used for aromatherapy, lavender has more than just a lovely scent.
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Living High on Grits and Tomato Gravy
An economical meal that tastes wonderful is a good thing. Not only because it is 'good eating', but also because it is economical to prepare. Whenever I need something done around the house I forgo the honey-do list.
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Hominy
In those days people who lived near each other shared garden space, so only white corn might be grown in Aunt Bett's garden and yellow corn in my Granny Ninna's garden. The Cherokee, my long ago ancestors, made hominy grits by soaking corn in lye water...
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Greens, Pepper Sauce, and Cornbread: Southern Cuisine
Folks who were born and raised in the South enjoy foods and recipes that have been passed down by generations of their kin. When our bag is sufficiently full, we bring it to the kitchen sink and dump the tender leaves into a sink full of water.
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Stevia, Sweet Stevia
Treated this way, they last for years. Dried leaves will be bright green and crumbly. After they are dry, strip the leaves from the branches and store them in clean containers. If you are lucky enough to have a food dehydrator, place them in it on low...
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What to Do With All That . . . Cilantro
Remove from the Dutch oven. This dish has regional variations, and almost every cook has a personal blend of spices. So add a handful or two to the mix when you are making eggrolls or dumplings to give them an unexpected - yet traditional - burst of flavor.
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Co-Co-Coconuts!
And of course, many of those who "imbibe" have enjoyed the wondrous flavors of a Pina Colada, an alcoholic concoction using pineapple juice, coconut and rum...pass the paper umbrellas, please.Some people have never seen a real, right off the tree coconut.
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Get the most from your herbs I: Pinch, pinch, pinch!
Are wonderful additions to the garden even if you never use them in cooThey add a variety of textures and scents, and their flowers will draw flocks of, and once you start nibbling and experimenting with what you've pinched, you'll appreciate your herbs...
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Sherry--What it is, How it\'s Made, and How to Use it
Sherry spans the spectrum from dry, light and crisp to dark and sweet. Connoisseurs consider sherry to be an under-appreciated type of wine. Some people feel that you should drink sherry right away but others (myself included) feel that while it may not...
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How To Cook With Chanterelle Mushrooms
These tips will help you navigate your purchase and tackle the task of cooking these delicious mushrooms once you're back in the kitchen. When browsing the farmers market, chanterelle mushrooms always warrant a second look.
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Cauliflower - a boring vegetable?
These compounds appear to stop enzymes from activating cancer-causing agents in the body, and they increase the activity of enzymes that disable and eliminate carcinogens.A curiosity is the growth pattern of the florets in the curious mathematical series...
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January is National Oatmeal Month
Oat straw is an important supplementary feed on many farms, and fall-sown oats provide winter livestock grazing for temperate regions.. Zell, Wikimedia GNU Free documentation LicenseProcessed oats: photo by Bill Ebbesen, copyright free through Wikimedia...
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What to Do With All That . . . Dill
Make the eggs as you would normally, only toss in a teaspoon of dill. Place the potatoes into a large bowl, then toss them with a blend made of three tablespoons of softened butter, a generous pinch of salt, a tablespoon of fresh dill weed and a clove...
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Dill, parsley and lovage: the most used herbs in the Romanian cuisine
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Canola: Where Does it Come From?
Unrefined rapeseed oil has 30-60% erucic acid, but canola oil has less than 2%.Canola as a word or brand name is only used in North America. Canola oil has been sold in the U.S. since 1986.
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Eggplant: Growing Basics and Benefits
Once the fruits start to get big, however, eggplants can flop over and break very easily, so install 3' high cages at planting time to keep the plants upright.Flea beetles can be a common problem when growing eggplant, so keep your Neem oil spray handy.
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What to do with all that . . . oregano
Oregano is one of those herbs that tends to grow prolifically. Salt and pepper to taste, add a little garlic and at least a tablespoon of fresh oregano.Oregano is also a main ingredient in Italian seasoning (hence the name Italian oregano), and you can...
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There are Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun By the Pigs Who Search for... Truffles??
Http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_118/truffles.htm Here in the United States we have recently begun cultivating truffles and have trained dogs to sniff them out. (Think underground mushrooms.) They are indeed hunted with female pigs capable...
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Butternuts, by the bushel
One 'Waltham' serves my family of five nicely for a meal. But with a little know how I've developed a better relationship with squash and can now offer advice on how to grow a bushel of butternuts, and what to do with them too.My bushels of butternuts...
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What to Do WIth All Those . . . Chives
When thinking about chives most people concentrate on the foliage (which look like grass blades).However, every part of the chive plant is edible, and you can use the bulb like a mild onion in a pinch.The foliage can be added to dumpling or biscuit dough...
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