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Making perfect hard cooked eggs

Making perfect hard cooked eggs

Do you make hard cooked eggs and then when they are done you have yolks that are not yellow but greenish or grayish? If this is true then read on, it is quite simple to make eggs that are yellow and look appealing instead of disgusting. First thing you have to do is put the eggs in a pan, you fill the pan with cold water until the eggs are covered by an inch. Next you … Read entire article »

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Cow tongue in madeira sauce

Cow tongue in madeira sauce

Madeira is a very flavorful special kind of wine from the island of madeira and it makes a tomato sauce so much better. Cow tongues is very good but I guess some people might be afraid to try it. This dish takes a long time to cook and the tongue is best cooked the day before. 1 cow tongue 1 leek 1 onion 1 … Read entire article »

Lamb stew (Irish)

Lamb stew (Irish)

I guess we could call this Lamb stew Irish all though I’m sure there are just as many Irish stew recipes as there are towns in Ireland . This recipe was loosely based on this about.com article. 600gr lamb cubes 2 white of leeks 5 medium potatoes thyme a bay leaf butter 1 onion seasoning 500cc of water First we brown the lamb in a bit of butter. When … Read entire article »

Shrimp (scampi) with Madras curry powder

Shrimp (scampi) with Madras curry powder

this is a nice and spicy way to make scampi. half a kilo unpeeled scampi 1 teaspoon of Madras curry powder 1 small onion 100cc of cream 1 teaspoon of sugar olive oil 100cc of vegetable stock Peel the shrimp. Take a pan and put a little bit of olive oil in it. When the olive oil is hot add the scampi. Let them sauté for a minute … Read entire article »

Calamari (Squid) Over Polenta

Calamari (Squid) Over Polenta

This is a very simple Dalmatian/Istrian recipe which I got from my mom. Polenta Bring 3 cups of water with a teaspoon of salt to a boil, reduce the heat, stir in 1 cup of corn meal and keep stirring until the corn meal is nice and thick. Squid Sauté 2 cloves of garlic, after 2 minutes add an onion or 2 shallots, sauté … Read entire article »

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

This happened to be my favorite Christmas cookie this year.  I estimate that I made approximately 700 of these. I shipped them to many family and friends. ½ cup soft butter ½ cup shortening 1½ cup sugar 2 eggs 2¾ cups of flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons sugar 2 Teaspoons cinnamon Combine 2 Tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. … Read entire article »

Greek Rice

This recipe was passed down from my grandmother, who undoubtedly learned it from another member of my family decades ago.  This recipe is almost always included in every holiday meal as a side dish. Greek Rice 1 pound of lean hamburger meat (97% lean) 2 cups uncooked long grain rice 1 large (or 2 medium) onions 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger salt and pepper to taste 3 cups water Dice onions in to small bits.  In a large skillet, brown hamburger and onions.  If you used hamburger with a large fat content, you’ll want to strain off the fat.  If you use 97% lean hamburger, this step is not necessary because you want to have a … Read entire article »

Making vlaamse hutsepot

Making vlaamse hutsepot

It’s winter so it’s hutsepot time. What you need A pork shoulder of about 1kg 1 kg minced meat 1/2 kg carrots 1/2 kg brussel sprouts 1 savoi cabbage 1/2 kg turnips 2 white of leeks 3 stalks of celery 2 onions 2 liters of water First you chop up all the vegies in big chunks, since this is going to cook for at least 2 hours. Then you add 1 liter … Read entire article »

Braising the turkey

Braising the turkey

Last night I cooked Braised turkey. It was based on a recipe found on the kitchen and which was found on the New-York times website. Ingredients 1 turkey mine was 2kg 1 leek only the white part 2 carrots 1 onion 4 celery stlks 10 mushrooms 1/2 liter of chicken stock 200gr of salty bacon because you can never have enough bacon. butter seasoning I started by butchering the turkey (sorry little … Read entire article »

Christmas Meal?

I’m curious to know if people have a traditional Christmas day meal, and if so, what does it include. At my house, we usually have 2 meats, Turkey and Ham.  We have a large family, and many people usually come to our house for Christmas, so there’s usually a lot of food.  There are always leftovers which are enjoyed for several days afterwards. In addition to the Turkey and Has, we are also have Corn Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce (home made), Greek Rice, Masher Potatoes, and a 3 bean casserole. … Read entire article »