Pickled Beets

Fresh beets don’t usually last long in my house. I typically roast them, remove the peels, and add them to salads. I eat salads pretty much every day in the summer. But I decided it was time to actually make my fresh beets last by pickling them. I just started canning last summer, and canning

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Mughlai Kabobs

Yesterday I made a creamy sauce called sas, which is a creamy nut sauce made with pistachios, cashews, and almonds. And today I’m making curried lamb kabobs that go perfectly with the sauce. From Indian Food Forever, a website devoted to Indian recipes, “Mughlai food is known for its richness. It is famous for the

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Creamy Nut Sauce

The actual name of this sauce is sas. It’s Indian in origin, and the recipe I’m basing this on is out of the Foods of the World – The Cooking of India cookbook. The sauce is made essentially with nuts and cream and is served with various kababs. Tomorrow I’ll be posting a recipe for

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Sweet Strawberry Vodka

I was browsing at a liquor store a while back (doesn’t everyone do that!) and I came across one lonely bottle of strawberry vodka. It wasn’t very expensive, and I was definitely tempted, but sometimes flavored anything can have a chemical flavor instead of a natural flavor. And it seems like strawberry flavor can be

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Bison Matambre

I’d just thawed out two bison hanger steaks and instead of making fajitas with them, I wanted to roll them up with some kind of filling. I was originally thinking of making German rouladen but my husband doesn’t like pickles. So I picked up my big South American cookbook, called the South American Table, by

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Boxty

Of all things, my first boxty was not eaten in Ireland. It was, in fact, enjoyed in an Irish pub in, of all places, Tulsa, Oklahoma. It’s called Kilkenny’s, and it’s been an established and popular Irish pub since 2002. I really enjoyed the boxty, which I’d never heard of before. I only ordered it

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Torta di Ricotta

I wish I could share the source of this recipe, but I can’t. It dates back to the days when I borrowed cookbooks instead of buying them. I would get stacks of cookbooks every week from our local library, zerox favorite recipes, glue them onto large index cards, and then go back for more. This

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Lemon Pudding Cake

Rarely have I made dessert for my family, unless it’s a special occasion. I have nothing against desserts, but to me, they’re not part of a daily meal plan. I believe everyday food should be nourishing, so I save cakes and pies for celebrations. However, when I was a private cook for a family, I

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Cherry Sangria

Before my older daughter lived in Spain for a summer, I’d never been crazy about sangria. I liked wine just fine without any tampering. But when she came back and made sangria for me the “real” way – I gained great respect for it. I happen to be the worst bartender around. You’d think I’d

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Rosemary’d Dip

Bean dips are so delicious and versatile, and easily enjoyed year round. One of my favorites is my personal white bean dip with spices, which was printed in Gourmet magazine. This one is similar in the use of white beans, but instead of spices, I only use fresh rosemary. So if you like rosemary, you’ll

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