Cucumber & Pork Soup
Due to the fact that cucumber is rich in all kinds of vitamins as well as calcium, phosphorus, iron, and other sorts of minerals, it is one of the essential vegetables that we cannot live without at our dining table. The traditional Chinese medicine believes that cucumber is diuretic, it subsides swelling, improves our looks, even more, it fights tumor! No matter how you cook cucumber - stir fry, eat it uncooked, or tossed cold with sauce, they all taste good. But, have you tried cucumber soup? If you cook a cucumber soup by following the recipe below, I know you will be pleasantly surprised - hmm.. delicious!
Cooking time: 10 minutes
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You too can make a spectacular turkey dinner!
In Grandmas Kitchen (Part I)
One of my fondest childhood memories is being in the kitchen with my Hungarian grandmother. I loved watching her chopping vegetables, kneading dough, and leaning over bubbling pots in a kitchen that was always filled with wonderful aromas. I'd always help her after school-shelling peas or beans, scrubbing and peeling vegetables, and when I got older, helping to prepare dinner. My favorite was Friday dinner-we would always have some kind of savory soup followed by a noodle or sweet dish. I was always a sweet tooth and looked forward to egg noodles with eggs or jam, palacsinta (Hungarian crepes eaten with jam, cocoa, nuts or sweet cheese fillings), and, in the late summer, silvas gomboc (plum dumplings) topped with cinnamon sugar breadcrumbs.
Mays Featured Holidays and Recipes
There are three great days in the month of May that I would like to talk about...Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, and Memorial Day. I will share a brief history and include a couple of delectable recipes. Happy May!
Chicken Wings with Oyster Sauce
Chicken wings with oyster sauce
Vegetarian Gourmet----Meatless Makeovers
Three years ago I decided to go "meatless." It wasn't a difficult decision as I wasn't a voracious carnivore to begin with, however there were a few dishes that I missed that contained meat and wondered how I was going to live without these favorites.
Converting Recipes for Your Crockpot
Crockpots vary but the low setting is typically around 100degrees and its high setting is around 300 degrees.
Rosemary flower candies (Rosemarinus officinalis)
Leave your tic-tacs at home. This medicinal plant provides delicious mouth fresheners to integrate into a balanced healing diet.
The World According To Penne
Penne pasta is a product of Naples, Italy. The pasta was createdto remind the clever Neapolitans of the days when their ancestorsdipped feather quilled pens into bottles of ink in order tocommunicate the written word. Although the pasta has an air ofdelicacy, it is able to hold its weight from the lightest to theheaviest of sauces.
Rowan Jelly (Mountain Ash - Pyrus aucuparia)
Sharp and sour but sweet and succulent all at the same time, this traditional accompanyment to cold meat is bursting with flavour, and folklore !
Pasta Recipes ? The Very Best In Italian Cuisine!
These pasta recipes are excellent for dinners or parties.
No Bake Cookies Are Easy to Make and Fun to Eat
Got an urge for a homemade cookie snack but don't feel like mixing up a bunch of ingredients and baking? No problem. Whip up a batch of no bake cookies to satisfy your hunger craving.
Holiday Leftover Ideas
The holidays are a time for friends and family and good old-fashioned home cooking. Who can resist the tempting smells coming from the kitchen at this most favorite time of year? Holiday dinners were among my favorite, most memorable meals as a child. Our family shared our holiday meals with different relatives each year, but wherever we were and whoever we were with, we always knew to expect good food and enjoyable family gatherings that we would remember for months to come.
Farm To Market Days
Summer may begin in June but, for many parts of the country, gardens don't reach their peak until August. Modern grocery stores manage to keep us satisfied with produce year round, but there is nothing like the flavor of farm fresh tomatoes, peaches, or sweet corn. And there is nothing like the experience of buying from local growers who are proud of their wares. The first farmers' markets started over a century before the Declaration of Independence. Since then, it has become an American tradition to buy fresh produce, flowers, eggs and cheese from markets and roadside stands. In the beginning, farmers would brave muddy roads in their horse-drawn wagons. As time went on, farmers made the weekly trek to town in pick-ups, where they'd pile bushels of fruit and vegetables high on the tailgate of their trucks. Today, many lucky city dwellers visit markets that are open every day. My favorite though, is our county farmers' market held on the courthouse grounds. It's open only on Saturday mornings, and only June - October. It may sound inconvenient but, for my family, it's a summer ritual. We wake early and arrive disheveled, rarely taking the time to comb through our hair. For breakfast, we buy scones from our favorite bread stand and snatch up the best looking fruit we see. My son is an expert at choosing "chin dripping" peaches, always looking for the most fragrant and the heaviest peach that can sit in the palm of his small hand. My husband lounges on the grass and watches the people go by as I scribble a list of what is available, anticipating the culinary treats that only summer brings. There is nothing like fresh corn on the cob, cold gazpacho with homegrown tomatoes, or homemade fruit sorbet. We always have a batch of sorbet on hand, each week a different flavor. Sometimes we experiment by combining fruit with fresh herbs, but most of the time we simple puree 2 cups of fruit with a little citrus juice and a bit of honey, and then freeze it in an ice cream maker. My boys and their friends think it's a decadent treat. Summer vacation is about to end, and our weekly ritual will soon give way to soccer games and birthday parties. Lucky for me, the farmers will be back next year with their trucks piled high, just as they've done for generations. MARKET FRESH FRUIT DIP This makes a terrific afternoon snack on a warm summer's day. When entertaining, serve in a honeydew melon half and decorate the rim with fresh blueberries and mint sprigs. Ingredients 1 Pint Strawberries 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice 3 Tablespoons Honey 4 oz Cream Cheese, Room Temperature 1 Cup Plain Yogurt Assorted Fruit Slices Directions 1. Wash the strawberries and remove the green tops. 2. Place strawberries in a blender or food processor with lemon juice, honey, cream cheese, and yogurt. Puree until smooth. 3. To make a honeydew melon bowl, cut the melon in half and scoop out the seeds. Slice a 3 inch diameter circle off the rounded bottom of the rind so your bowl will sit flat. 4. Serve with slices of your favorite summer fruit. Peaches, plums, apples, and melons all work well and make a colorful presentation. Copyright 2004 Nine Twenty Press http://www.togetherparenting.com You have permission to reprint this article electronically or in print, free of charge, provided that each article is: 1. Printed in its full form with no changes 2. Includes an active link 3. A courtesy copy of your publication is sent to the above contact 4. And the following byline appears at the bottom of each article: About the Authors: Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes are the co-authors of the award-winning book Together: Creating Family Traditions. To check out their website that's jam packed with family ideas, visit To subscribe to their online newsletter, go to http://www.togetherparenting.com/feedback.asp
The Perfect First Date Meal For The Culinary Illiterate
The Microwave Generation of the 1990's has now finished school and stands ready to step forward into the competitive marketplace. It goes without saying that the workplace is a fiercely competitive place but the marketplace most young adults (and, unfortunately, the newly divorced) have the most difficulty with is "formal" dating.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch (in 2 hours or less!)
If I've heard it once, I've heard it a dozen times: "Make homemade cinnamon rolls? From scratch? Are you crazy? That takes all day!"
Italian Recipes ? Top 3 Dinner Recipes That You Should Prepare Tonight!
If you are wondering what to prepare for dinner tonight, then you can always try these easy recipes. It's quick and affordable.
Do You Ever Search For Quick recipes?
In the quest for more time, searching for quick recipes online can be a big help. Cutting time out of cooking will free up time for other things. But, can you find easy gourmet recipes or quick crock pot recipes? The answer is yes. Many websites contain free recipes of any type that you can use. Are you looking for a quick cookie recipe? Maybe even a quick chicken recipe for dinner tonight? Whatever you choice is, you will find an answer online! For the sake of example, let us assume you are looking for a recipe for cookies. You want to have fun with the kids, but, as usual, you do not have much time to pour into a complicated recipe or long bake times. Not to worry, simply search for quick cookie recipes on your favorite recipe website.
Sauted Family Bean Curd
Family bean curd is Sichuan's famous characteristic dish. Its main ingredient is bean curd.
Limes were originally grown in Asia,introduced by the Arab traders to the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa and then brought to Americas by the Spanish and Portuguese explorers. They are a great source of vitamin C and their zesty flavor refreshes the palate. On a hot day,a frozen lime cooler is a real thirst quencher.
Cucumbers with Yogurt & Mint
Almost every day I eat with my energy in mind, but I don't let that be the end of it. I take what I have learned about what works best for my body and take it one step further in order to connect with the changing seasons!
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