Raw Rhubarb-Mint Chutney


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • Chop 2 or 3 stalks of rhubarb finely.
  • Seed and mince 1 small chile pepper
  • Chop 10 to 15 mint leaves. Spearmint is recommended.

Combine the rhubarb, pepper, and mint with 2 to 3 tablespoons of raw or brown sugar and a bit of salt. Allow the flavors to mellow for at least 2 hours, then adjust sugar and salt to taste. … [Continue reading]

Pumpkin Pie


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Medium sugar pumpkin
  • 1 Tbs Vegetable oil
  • 1 Recipe pastry for 9-inch single-crust pie
  • 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 sp Saltt
  • 4 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Cup Honey, warmed slightly
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy whipping cream

Cut pumpkin in half, and remove seeds. Lightly oil the cut surface. Place cut side down on a jelly roll pan lined with foil and lightly oiled. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) until the flesh is tender when poked with a fork. Cool  … [Continue reading]

Pumpkin Dessert


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lg can Pumpkin (1 lb 13 oz)
  • 1 12 oz can Evaporated milk
  • 3 Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger
  • 1 pkg Yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 cup Chopped walnuts

Blend all ingredients (except walnuts, cake mix and butter) together and beat well. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle (I use a flour sifter) 1 package yellow cake mix evenly over the top, cover that with 1 cup chopped  … [Continue reading]

Playdough


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

Small batch

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 4 tsp Cream of tartar
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Tbs Cooking oil
  • Liquid food coloring
  • Airtight plastic containers with lid, or quart-size resealable plastic baf

In a bowl, mix together the flour and cream of tarter. Set aside. Combine the water, oil and a few drops of food coloring* in a 3qt sauce pan. Heat on medium just until warm. Then, add the dry ingredients and stir quickly. Continue stirring and cook on medium/low heat for another minute or two until the doe pulls  … [Continue reading]

Peppermint Tabouli Salad


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

A favorite use for peppermint is as a flavoring for tabouli (recipe taken from the Vegetarian Times Cookbook, Macmillan General Reference, 1984):

3/4 Cup Boiling water
1/2 Cup Cracked wheat or bulgar
1/2 Cup Minced parsley
1/4 Cup Minced mint leaves
1/2 Cup Green onion, finely chopped
1 Tomato, diced
3 Tbs Oil
1-2 Tbs Lemon juice
1 tsp Sea salt
Pepper and allspice to taste

Pour boiling water over wheat. Let stand 20 minutes. Add parsley, mint, onion, and diced tomato. Combine other ingredients and add to mixture, tossing  … [Continue reading]

Oven-fried Green Tomatoes


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

Slice tomatoes about 1/2″thick. Brush with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.

Mix 1/3 cup each cornmeal & flour & 2 tbsp grated parmesan. Dredge tomatoes in mixture.

Drop 2 tbsp butter on rimmed baking sheet and melt in 450-degree oven. Place tomatoes on pan. Bake about 8 mins. per side or until golden. … [Continue reading]

Mozzarella Cheese, Marinated with dried tomatoes & herbs


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup dried tomatoes, whole or halved
  • 3/4 pound fresh 1-inch mozzarella balls
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh marjoram or oregano, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp whole green peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

In a small bowl, pour 1 cup boiling water over the dried tomatoes and let sit for at least 15 minutes, or until they are soft. Drain and set aside. Remove the mozzarella balls from  … [Continue reading]

Kohlrabi Slaw


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 Small kohlrabi bulbs
  • 3 Medium carrots
  • 1 Tbs Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbs Toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs Lime juice
  • 2 Tbs Safflower oil
  • 1 Tbs Rice wine vinegar

Peel and cut the vegetables into matchsticks.

Mix liquid ingredients together for dressing until combined. Toss vegtables with dressing and sprinkle with toasted black and regular sesame seeds.

Recipe from Organic Gardening Magazine … [Continue reading]

Hot Pepper Spray


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 Hot peppers (the hotter the better)
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Quart Water

1. Put hot peppers and two cups of water into a blender.
2. Mix at high speed for 1-2 minutes.
3. Pour into a container and set aside for up to one day.
4. Strain liquid through a cheese cloth.
5. Add liquid into a one quart container. Fill container to top with water.
6. Apply liberally to plants. Re-apply every week to two weeks or after a rain. … [Continue reading]

Green Tomato Relish


Fri. Jan. 1, 2010

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-qt Chopped onions
  • 1-qt Chopped cabbage (about 1 large head)
  • 1-qt Chopped green tomatoes
  • 18 Bell peppers, chopped (a combination of green, red, and other colors)
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 6 cups Sugar
  • 4 cups Vinegar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 Tbs Celery seed
  • 1-1/2 tsp Turmeric

Combine onions, cabbage, green tomatoes, green and red bell peppers and salt; cover and let stand overnight. In the morning drain well. Put vegetables in a large kettle; add sugar, vinegar, water, celery seed and tumeric. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Pack into  … [Continue reading]