Tag: Food

Turkish Cardamon Syrup

Cardamon syrup is a great digestive for a variety of coffee, tea, and cocoa drinks. I use just a dab in my latte, chai and iced coffees to add a hint of floral sweetness and to help my stomach better tolerate the dairy. I like it so well that I’ve been known to stir a wee-bit into my non-dairy coffees, teas, and cocoas as well.

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Strawberry Chutney

This recipe is a variation on a mango chutney recipe I found several years ago in Madhur Jaffrey’s Quick and Easy Indian Cooking. I make and can about 10 cups or so of chutney every year, and Strawberry Chutney has an honored place on my shelf. We love this chutney with Indian meals, of course, but also on hot buttered toast and with just about any roasted meat.

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Deviled Eggs with Sage Recipe

Deviled eggs are a springtime favorite at The Practical Herbalist. The chickens are laying regularly and the sage has produced spicy new leaves that are difficult to resist. This recipe was made with herbal vinegar infused with sage and agrimony but basil or rosemary vinegar would work just as well. Most people sprinkle their eggs with paprika but the buttery flavor of turmeric compliments the sage much better.

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Applesauce Recipe

Homemade applesauce is a delight. There is simply no comparison between the taste of store bought applesauce and warm applesauce straight from the pot. My children seem to melt with happiness as the house fills with the scent of cooked apples spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

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Blueberry Granola Recipe

My friend Barbara inspired me to devise this granola recipe after sampling her delicious batch right out of the oven. Both of us enjoy playing around with granola ingredients for different flavors. This recipe was my first big success. It is a perfect match with yogurt as a breakfast treat, but I often eat it straight out of the jar as a snack.

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