Thursday, December 19, 2013

Dirty Martini Recipe -

Dirty Martini Recipe -
I am NOT a drinker, but if I was, I'd probably order this so I could say I wanted a dirty martini.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Caprese Salad | The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond

Caprese Salad | The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond

Caprese Salad

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  • 2 cups Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 whole Ripe Tomatoes, Sliced Thick
  • 12 ounces, weight Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced Thick
  •  Fresh Basil Leaves
  •  Olive Oil, For Drizzling
  •  Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Preparation Instructions

In a small saucepan, bring balsamic vinegar to a boil over medium-low heat. Cook for 10 to 20 minutes, or until balsamic has reduced to a thicker glaze. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl or cruet. Allow to cool.
When you're ready to serve, arrange tomato and mozzarella slices on a platter. Arrange basil leaves between the slices. Drizzle olive oil over the top of the salad, getting a little bit on each slice. Do the same with the balsamic reduction, making designs if you want. Store extra balsamic reduction in fridge for a later use.
End with a sprinkling of kosher salt and black pepper. Serve as a lunch, with crusty bread. Or serve alongside a beef main course for dinner.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Recipe: South Carolina Shrimp Perlou

Recipe: South Carolina Shrimp Perlou
  • 1  pound medium shrimp
  • 2  tablespoons crab boil seasoning
  • 1  small yellow onion
  • 3  cloves garlic
  • 2  tomatoes
  • 1  cup long-grain white rice
  • 3  thick slices bacon
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Does Soy Milk Need Refrigeration or Not?

Does Soy Milk Need Refrigeration or Not?
Soy milk, once opened, requires refrigeration and should be consumed within five days. Prior to being opened, however, soy milk actually doesn't require chilling, and has an unrefrigerated shelf life of at least one year. Then why, might you ask, is it is sold refrigerated in the milk aisle while other brands go unrefrigerated next to rice milk? To find out, read more.
The answer might surprise you: It's primarily for marketing reasons. When it entered the market more than a fifteen years ago, the now-bestselling soy milk brand, White Waveaimed to compete head to head with cow milk. They arranged for the product to be sold in traditional gable-top milk cartons and lobbied for grocers to place its product, Silk soy milk, in the dairy case, to convey the image of being freshly made. In reality, there is little nutritional difference between refrigerated and unrefrigerated soy milk — both are made by mixing a dry soy mixture with water.

Mesclun Salad with Veggies, Goat Cheese, and Crispy Garlic Recipe |

Mesclun Salad with Veggies, Goat Cheese, and Crispy Garlic Recipe |

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Whole Foods

From Jeff: If you haven't boycotted Whole foods yet, snap out of it! don't give them your money or trust. All deli items are full of canola oil (highly gut inflammatory and more), They are masters of false advertising, zap all the food, organic or not and sell GMOs while pretending to be an organic haven. Here's the short version; Here's the longer version and names lots of names;

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Waldorf Salad Recipe | Simply Recipes

Waldorf Salad Recipe | Simply Recipes
According to the American Century Cookbook, the first Waldorf Salad was created in New York City in 1893, by Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel of the Waldorf Astoria. The original recipe consisted only of diced red-skinned apples, celery, and mayonnaise. Chopped walnuts were added later to this now American classic. Some prefer their Waldorf salad made with yogurt, instead of mayo. Having had this salad both ways, I fall firmly in the mayonnaise camp. But feel free to substitute yogurt for the mayo if that’s your druthers.

In the movie, MUSE, with Albert Brooks and Sharon Stone.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Argan Oil Recipe - Mozzarella And Tomato Salad

Argan Oil Recipe - Mozzarella And Tomato Salad  You might find the tast of Argan oil delightful.
Recipe for salad: Ingredients: 2 Ripe Tomatoes 2 Mozzarella Balls 3 Anchovies with Oil (marinated anchovies can be bought from most delis / supermarkets ) 1 Dessert spoon (2 teaspoons or 2/3 tablespoon) of Argan Oil Salt and ground white pepper to season
-Cut tomatoes and the mozzarella into slices. -Lay out anchovies and their oil on top of the salad Season. -Finally dress with the argan oil Serve immediately Serve as an accompaniment to a main dish of chicken or fish.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

WHFoods: Spelt

WHFoods: Spelt
A wonderfully nutritious and ancient grain with a deep nutlike flavor, spelt is a cousin to wheat that is recently receiving renewed recognition. Spelt products can be found in your local health food store year-round.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

cookie recipes - Google Search

cookie recipes - Google Search  You can use Google to search for recipes and use the search tools to narrow down to only results that are recipes, then you will find an ingredients filter.  Give it a try.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote) Recipe -

Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote) Recipe -  My friend is putting in a ton of corn next month.  Sounds like a good recipe, except the mayo.  Great for listening to Mariachi music.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sausage Poem

Asinine Poetry published this some years ago. My friend, Jim A., says: "I never met a sausage I didn't like."

FRY me an abruzzo
or an andouille
charge me full price
or give it to me free

A black pudding is nice
lots of blood and fat
filler of bread crumbs
and an old baseball hat

Blood sausage or boudin blanc
sometimes a bockwurst or
a fat Hebrew frank

A blutwurst, salty and cooked
bockwurst or boerewurst
spicy, full of season
I don't need an excuse
for amounts beyond reason.

To suck up the boudin
a rouge or a white
Eaten with bread
It's love at first sight.

Bangers or Chaurice
hot spicy creole
burns going down
even wrapped in a roll.

Chipolata or chorizo
dry-cured or pepperoni
all special and tasty
not that store-bought baloney

Cocktail weiners or viennas
are choice.
Cumberlands with cabbage!
I will surely rejoice.

Fatty Italian pork
links drained of fat
Franks and Frankfurters
Haggis made from lung
Hot dogs and tube steaks
bockworst and tongue.

Griddles or steamed
free of Listeria
High in fat and salt
fuels my hysteria

Kielbasa and knublewurts
smoked polish stuff
Kiske and Kiska
intestines and suet
Lap chong, Chinese
because they are sweet
Linguicia or Loukanika
and other Greek meat

Danish pork sausage
Pepperoni that's chewy
Pickled pork and Pinkelwurst
or scrapple all gooey

Cooked with potatoes
onions and rice
any kind of sausage
or any kind of spice.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Recipe for "Ikea" meatballs:

Servings: 4

1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2/3 lb lean ground beef
1/3 lb ground lean pork
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for frying)
1 (10 ounce) can beef gravy
1/2 cup 10% cream

Saute onions in first tablespoon of oil until translucent. Set aside and let cool.
Combine breadcrumbs and milk, let soak for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine onions, breadcrumbs, milk egg, meat and seasonings. Mix thoroughly. Form tablespoon of the meat mixture into balls.
Over medium heat, fry meatballs in second tablespoon of oil until brown on all sides.
In a small saucepan, combine gravy and cream; heat through but do not boil.
Serve meatballs with gravy, boiled potatoes and lingonberry preserves.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Silk Road Teas BrewingInstructions

Silk Road Teas BrewingInstructions

Tea Brewing Instructions for Green Tea

Tea Brewing Instructions for Green Tea

Tea Brewing Instructions for Green Tea

Our instructions are only general guidelines. For your ultimate enjoyment please experiment with the steeping time, water temperature, and the amount of tea leaves.

Basic Green Tea Brewing Instruction
  1. Measure the desired amount of tea leaves and place into a teapot or teacup. Use 2 - 3 tsp or 2.3g of green tea for every 8oz (1 cup) of water.
  2. Heat water until steam rises at 180oF (82oC).
  3. Add enough hot water to submerse the tea leaves and let it sit for a few seconds before pouring out the water. Warming the tea leaves and teaware allow for a better brew.
  4. Add hot water and let the tea leaves steep for 2 to 3 minutes.

    Note: Adding sugar or honey is optional.