Month: June 2008

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Southern Fried Chicken

By Jane Bartels 1 chicken, cut up and soaked for an hour (or so…) in salted water. Pat dry. Same chicken soaked in buttermilk for an hour. (buttermilk: milk with sour cream mixed into it…maybe a 1/2 cup with 2 cups of milk.) crush potato chips (a bag??) and mix with 1 cup of flour, […]

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Casanova Macaroni?

I read a book review of a biography of Casanova that happened to mention that, “he liked his macaroni sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.” That set me on a mission. I wanted to know how this was prepared. Macaroni by itself, even sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, will just dry out. So was it prepared […]

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KYFLIES

By Jane Bartels This is probably not only Hungarian, but Viennese, Polish and other mid European countries pastry, but the Hungarians make it the best. It is very easy to make. 2 1/4 cups of all purpose Flour…meaning no rising stuff..Plain Flour.King Arthur’s Flour is great and the unbleached kind is best. 2 sticks of […]

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Hungarian Chicken Paparkish

By Jane Bartels. 1 chicken already dead and cut up…feathers removed. 2 large cut up onions….also dead. a handful of parsley, cut up. 1 clove of garlic, cut up or smashed enough water to cover in a large skillet salt and pepper Hungarian Sweet Paparika (spellling varies…) about 2 tablespoons.(this spice you can get at […]

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Roasting Garlic

Roasted garlic is delicious and incredibly easy to work with. It is much easier to peel than raw garlic, and other than having to wait for it, it is easy to make. Simply place the whole bulb of garlic in a baking dish and cover. Cook at 400 for about 30 minutes to an hour. […]

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Escargot from Your Own Garden

I have just learned that garden snails can be cooked as Escargot! I had no idea. Here are two sites which explain how to collect them and cook them safely: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1216/is_n5_v180/ai_6547821 http://seesdifferent.wordpress.com/2007/08/08/northern-california-garden-snails-are-escargot/ Fascinating! Please follow and like us:

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Meatball Potato Soup

Meatball ingredients:2 lbs ground beefOnion powderGarlic powderWorcestershire sauce (optional)Saltpepper the rest of the soup:OnionGarlicPotatoes (about 4 cups peeled and cut into large chunks)MilkCheese (cubed)Water or broth Preheat oven to 400. Mix all meatball ingredients well. I start by breaking it up with a fork and then mash it all together with my hands. Form meatballs […]

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Greens

GreensBacon greaseGarlicSaltFresh ground pepper Slice the garlic. Melt the bacon grease in a skillet (about 2 tablespoons). You can use butter or olive oil if you are squeamish about bacon grease or just don’t have any, but the flavor won’t be as good. Rinse greens and drain well. Pat dry with a paper towel if […]

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The Goodness of Greens

Greens are amazing! They are so nutritious, can be added to salads or soups, or they can be cooked alone. You can even sneak them into spaghetti sauce. The leaves from just about any root vegetable and many other plants can be used. Sadly, most people cut them off and throw them away, and grocery […]

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A Little Permaculture and Other Issues…

By Jane Bartels Is there any better time to start and maintain a garden than now? It’s not just the weather, the beginning of summer so fragrant with fruit and vegetables, but necessary with the ridiculous cost of gas and the increasing price of groceries. Even apartment dwellers can tap into a bounty that costs […]