Fresh flavor for the spring and summer, using leeks from the garden cooked two ways, with the freshness of lemon!
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This is a much easier version of Persian rice that doesn't include the Persian tradition of plating the finished dish by inverting the cooking pan onto a serving platter. I broke the dried spaghetti into thirds and used my own homemade advieh and my homegrown dried rose petals. You'll want to add a little bit of water or broth to the pan before steaming. This is quite carb-heavy but it was delicious. Prepared for FYC tag game.
It was a stay-at-home kind of day what with the coronavirus threats and rainy weather looming. What better way to spend the day than breadmaking? This was my first time attempting a 4-rise bread recipe but luckily it's mostily passive time. I used only 1 cup of walnuts and instead of adding the water to the tops of the bread with a pastry brush I used the water bottle (which was also utilized for creating steam for crusty loaves.) We paired the bread with olive oil-balsamic dip and greatly enjoyed it as well with a slather of Tillamook butter. Prepared for the FYC tag game.
What do you do with the leftovers from Taco Tuesday...? This. I used Irish Dubliner cheese for extra *POW*. Because I was using salsa I skipped the tomato slices and added a bit of fresh cilantro in its place. Served solo as this was definitely a "meal-in-a-sandwich". FYC recipe tag completion.
You post the best quick bread recipes, Mikekey! I love that the almonds are toasted first. It only enhances the flavor. As usual, I baked the bread as two "mini-loaves" and sorry to say that I skipped the glaze for the simple reason that I dislike glaze. A glaze does add a pretty presentation though-that I will admit! Served for elevenses with tea, watermelon and peaches. Perfect! Prepared for CQ 2017/Scandinavia. :)
I love agua de sapo and had completely forgotten about it! I used piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar) which is inexpensive and is available in the Latino markets sold either oscuro or blanco ("pilons" dark or light brown cane sugar-hence the name.) This was refreshing and with that kick of cinnamon and ginger and tang of lime juice it was a real winner. We served the agua de sapo on Taco Tuesday and it of course enhanced and completed the meal quite well. Thank you for posting the recipe and jogging a great memory of this delicious beverage. Prepared for CQ 2017.
These cooked up beautifully and the dear daughter gave them 5 gold stars! I dumped all the ingredients in a blender (liquids first) then refrigerated the mixture for 30 minutes. I poured the batter into the middle of the pan and it spread out into a perfect circle and to my surprise and delight the edges turned "frilly". Science-don't understand. Each pancake only required 1 tablespoon of oil. Served with fresh seasonal berries and peaches with powdered sugar and a little bit of butter melted on top. Prepared for CQ 2017.
I adored this rice, too. But then again rice IS my favorite food! I completely forgot that I had used up the surplus of raisins for another recipe last week and in its place I subbed dried dates. Whole allspice replaced ground and it was crushed in a pestle and mortar. The fresh parsley was garnished on top of the rice just before serving to give the dish an additional pop of color. Loved this! Prepared for CQ 2017.
I eat yogurt almost every day and this was a delicious combination. I used salted pepitas which satisfied my sweet/salty obsession. We have a good quality whole milk honey flavored yogurt here in the PNW which worked quite well in the recipe. If you can't find honey-flavored yogurt I would suggest a small spoonful of honey on top of the yogurt. I have made this recipe twice now: for breakfast and again for elevenses the next day. Thanks, Pat. Prepared for the Went to Market tag game.
To avoid burning the lemon zest, I set the oven to the KEEP WARM setting. In that manner the zest dried perfectly without burning. I used whole black peppercorns then crushed them in a pestle and mortar. Then combined everything. We've sampled this mixture thus far on eggs, in a salad dressing and on pan grilled chicken thighs. Thanks, Pat! Prepared for Went to Market.