Month: October 2005

  • Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

    This came about while looking for a tortilla soup recipe that could be served to someone who is allergic to chicken. 1/2 onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or green), diced 1 T oil 5 cups stock 1 can diced tomatoes or tomato sauce 1 can black beans, drained 2…

  • Zucchini and corn salad

    2 cups frozen corn 1/2 C diced red onion 2 C diced zucchini 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 C cilantro leaves 1/3 C boiling water 1/3 C sugar 1/3 C vinegar (any type) 2 T salad oil 1/2 t pepper 1/2 t salt Put the corn in a colander and rinse it with cool…

  • Zucchini and bacon salad

    4 cups shredded zucchini 4 slices bacon 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Salt, to taste Sliced tomatoes, to garnish Toss the zucchini in a large bowl with a little salt. In a medium skillet,…

  • Caruru (a Brazilian ritual dish)

    On the 27th of September, Brazilians celebrate the festa of São Cosme e São Damião by eating carurú, a shrimp and okra stew. When people say they are having a carurú, they mean they’re serving this dish to guests to celebrate family and friendship. Our friends who run the Sou Digna program in Brazil do…

  • SAVORY TOMATO RING

    1 small package of lemon instant Jello 14-oz can of whole stewed or diced tomatoes 1 C boiling water 2 T vinegar Pour boiling water into gelatin mix and stir for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and vinegar. Stir and pour into a mold. Chill until firm. To serve, run warm water over mold until aspic…

  • CREAMED MUSHROOMS

    This would also be good with a mixture of fresh and dried mushrooms. 1-1/2 oz dried exotic mushrooms (shitake, morel, cremini, or porcini) 1/2 C sherry 4-5 slices of bread, toasted, buttered, and cubed 1 T fresh or 1 t dry thyme 1 C heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350.…

  • CARMELIZED CORN

    Canned yellow corn is supposed to be best for this recipe. 3 C corn, fresh, frozen, or canned 3 T butter (for frozen or canned) or 1 T butter (for fresh) 4 shallots or 1 medium onion, minced Salt and pepper to taste 1 t sugar (for frozen or canned) or just a pinch (for…

  • Key Lime Pie – EZ Freezer Version

    It doesn’t get any easier or yummier than this. 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 5 oz Key lime juice 8 oz whipped topping, thawed 9-inch graham cracker pie crust Mix condensed milk and lime juice thoroughly. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spoon into crust. Cover and freeze until ready to serve, 2-1/2 hours in a…

  • Slime (not edible!)

    Haven’t tried this yet, but it sounds like fun for kids and child-like grownups! 1-1/4 t Borax 1/2 C Water 1/4 C White Glue 1/4 C Water Food Coloring (optional) Ziploc bag Stir the Borax into the cup of water until dissolved. Mix the glue and the quarter cup of water. Put the two solutions…

  • Silver Polish

    Technique #1: Rub silver with a soft cloth and a paste of baking soda and water. Technique #2: Rub silver with a soft cloth and toothpaste. Technique #3: Place a sheet of aluminum foil in the bottom of a pan, add 2-3 inches of water, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, and bring to…