Green Tomato Salsa Recipe

Green Tomato Salsa Recipe

Autumn comes to the garden faster than than my poor tomato plants can tolerate. This recipe was the result of frustrated attempts to make a spicy dip with my neglected tomatoes that would never enjoy the blush of ripeness. The cherry or pear tomatoes add a sweet flavor that balances the spark of the pepper and onion.

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Winter Chowder Recipe

Winter Chowder Recipe

Corn Chowder is a cold weather warmer. Leeks are one of the first vegetables to peek out of the ground in spring. The other ingredients are in my cupboards all winter long. This soup chases out the chills that incessant…

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Simple Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Simple Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This reliable recipe is a revised version of one I found in my mother's 1953 cookbook. I modified it to fit my family's taste buds. It makes one 9 inch pie. As a gluten free option, cook the pie without…

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Simple Hard Apple Cider Recipe

Simple Hard Apple Cider Recipe

Hard Cider is apple cider that's been fermented to about 6 percent alcoholic content. It's the cider equivalent of an ale or beer, and it's generally pretty easy to make. This procedure is very simple, very unscientific, and designed for…

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Roasted Roots: A Coffee Substitute

Roasted Roots: A Coffee Substitute

The cinnamon in this blend gives it a spicy aroma that mimics a spiced coffee. If, like my partner, you prefer an earthier coffee black with no fancy-stuff, omit the cinnamon and roast your roots until their quite dark. Ingredients…

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Dandelion Porter Recipe For All-grain Beer Brewing

Dandelion Porter recipe for All-grain Beer Brewing

My goal was to develop a good porter that did not use hops. With it's liver-supporting properties and wealth of vitamins and minerals, Dandelion seemed like the perfect substitute. In the original version of this recipe, I used a combination of fresh and dried dandelion tops for bittering, which yielded a well-balanced, lightly bittered porter, and fresh and dried sage and calendula to achieve a hop-like aroma. At first, the aroma wasn't right, but after letting the brew age for three weeks the scent had mellowed considerably to one quite reminiscent of the Tetnanger hops I might otherwise have used.

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