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3 Tblsp. cooking oil
1 lb. ground beef (or any leftover meat or poultry)
1/2 cup cooked potatoes, diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
2 small sweet onions, diced
1 small red sweet pepper, diced small
1 (16 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
2 Tblsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. salt

Heat oil in large heavy skillet and add next 4 ingredients. Cook until
beef is brown. If using leftover meat, cook just until everything is
hot.
Add the remaining ingredients to the skillet and stir gently until
combined. Cover and slowly simmer for 40 to 50 minutes or until nice
and hot and bubbly. Uncover if the liquid seems to be overtaking the
other ingredients.
You can also bake this if you use an oven-ready skillet, like a cast
iron skillet. After browning the meat and adding the veggies and
seasoning, just pop it in the oven, covered, for 50 to 60 minutes at 325
degrees.
By:
Susanne - The Hillbilly Housewife
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Easy Herb Breads for Dinner

Quick breads are easy to make and wonderful served with soups or stews,
especially on cold winter evenings. Today I have a few simple recipes to
keep in mind when you need a quick bread for dinner.

Herb Rolls

Ingredients:
2 tubes butter flake rolls
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
2 tbsp. dried minced onion

Line a greased loaf pan end to end with two rows of dough. Peel apart
slightly. Bring the butter with herbs to a very low boil while stirring.
Pour over the bread. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Read more... )
[identity profile] mysticmirth.livejournal.com
The basic ingredient for these recipes is olive oil, with varied additions to produce different flavorful delights.

In every case, whisk the ingredients together and allow vegetables to soak in the resulting marinade for at least 30 minutes before grilling. Each recipe may be doubled or tripled as needed.

Hot Mama Marinade
1/3-cup tamari or shoyu
1/4-cup olive oil
1-tsp. dried mustard
1/2- to 1-tsp. cayenne pepper (or more, depending on how hot you like it)
1-Tbsp. Tabasco sauce (optional)
2 or 3 garlic cloves

Sweet & Tangy Marinade
1/3-cup tamari or shoyu
1/4-cup olive oil
1/4-cup maple syrup or honey
Juice of 1 lemon

Herbed Red Wine Marinade
1/2-cup full-bodied red wine
1/4-cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1-tsp. sea salt
1/2-tsp. each of any of the following dried herbs (or 1-tsp. each, if fresh; or place whole sprigs of fresh on vegetables as they grill) – choose from: rosemary, marjoram, thyme, oregano, basil, sage, or any combination of these

from Witch in the Kitchen by Cait Johnson
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Melinda Pappa’s Salsa with Lime Juice
3 lbs of Roma tomatoes
2 bunches scallions
1 medium sized white onion
5 Anaheim Chilis (or 2 cans of diced green chilis)
2 bunches Fresh Cilantro (also known as Coriander) 10
cloves garlic or the equivalent dried garlic powder
2 Fresh limes (Do not use bottled lime juice)

In large bowl, press garlic through garlic press, and mix with the juice
of the 2 limes. Finely chop onion and then add 1 teaspoon of black
pepper. Coarsely chop cilantro, tomatoes and scallions (including half
of the tops) and add to the bowl. Chill and serve.

Read more... )
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Garlic Paste

2 oz pork fat
3 T lard or vegetable oil
4 – 5 garlic cloves, peeled

In a food processor, chop the pork fat and garlic to a smooth paste. In
a small skillet, heat the lard or veg oil until it is hot but not
smoking, Add the garlic-fat paste, cook over low heat until barley
golden. Remove skillet from heat, and let cool to room temperature.
Garlic paste keeps for one month in refrigerator, in a jar with a
tight-fitting lid. Enjoy garlic paste with any ramen dish.

Read more... )
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Green Goddess Dressing -- The Seattle Times March 26, 2000
¾ c gently packed fresh French tarragon leaves ½
t salt
¾ c snipped fresh chives
6 T extra-virgin olive oil
¾ c gently packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
¾ c sour cream or yogurt
6 anchovy fillets
freshly ground black pepper to taste
¼ c freshly squeezed lemon juice

Puree herbs, anchovies, lemon juice and salt in food processor or
blender. With machine still running, add oil in slow stream. Scrape
down sides. Add sour cream and pepper; process until smooth. Store
tightly covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Read more... )

Mustards

Jun. 23rd, 2006 07:37 pm
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Dijon Mustard -- Colorado Cache Cookbook (1978)
2 c Dry white wine
2 tb Honey
1 c Chopped onion
1 tb Vegetable oil
2 Cloves garlic, minced
2 ts Salt
4 oz Dry mustard
4 dr Tabasco sauce

Combine wine, onion and garlic. Heat to boiling. Lower heat and simmer
5 minutes. Pour mixture into bowl and cool. Strain wine mixture into
dry mustard in a small saucepan, beating until very smooth. Add
remaining ingredients. Heat slowly, stirring constantly until mixture
thickens. Cool. Pour into a non-metal container and cover. Chill at
least 2 days to blend flavors.

Read more... )
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This beverage, very appropriate to summer observances, uses the
traditional herbs, plants, and colors of fire to ignite
transformation in your life.

2 large tomatoes
2 red peppers, bell or hot
1 teaspoon lime juice
4 cups water
2 cloves garlic
1 cup chopped red cabbage
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 liter whiskey

Finely chop all vegetables and place with other ingredients, except
whiskey, in a large pan with the water. Simmer for 2 hours over low
heat. Strain the mixture through a sieve, pressing as much juice as
possible out of the vegetables. Mix with whiskey and bottle, aging
for at least 30 days before use.

Magical Applications: Purification, drastic change, fire- and sun-
related magics.

"A Witch's Brew" by Patricia Telesco
[identity profile] myfanwy-65.livejournal.com
Lemon balm is an easy to grow perennial that grows
similar to mint. It likes some shade during the hot part
of the day or it will wilt slightly. I find it very drought
tolerant and rarely give it extra water unless we go
quite awhile without rain. In fact, it doesn't like wet
feet, and prefers a loose, fairly fertile soil. It will
tolerate dry soil as well. I harvest my plant at least
3 times each summer and still have more than I
can use with just one plant. It can be harvested
within 2-3 inches from the base of the plant each
time and it comes back with vigor! I've read that
in some parts of the United States it's becoming
known as a pest, but I've found that if you keep it
harvested and don't allow it to go to seed it stays
under control.

You can divide lemon balm in the spring or fall. You
can also take cuttings in midsummer to bring in for
the winter. It can be grown from seed in the spring,
or started indoors in late winter and transplanted.

Lemon balm is not considered an ornamental herb,
but I think the leaves are pretty, and I can't resist
grabbing one each time I pass it to smell the lovely
lemon scent. My daughter is three and it's her favorite
plant. I have mine located next to my sage plant, which
is great for snipping both herbs quickly to stuff the cavity
of a roast chicken before cooking. I use it in my herbal
vinegars and teas as well. Cut the whole stems within a
few inches of the base of the plant, gather into groups of
5-6 stems, tie and hang in a warm, airy location. When
dry, strip off the leaves, store in a covered container
and use as needed.

Roasted Lemon Balm Chicken

Ingredients:
Handful of fresh lemon balm leaves, stems removed
1/4 cup or so of fresh sage leaves
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 large roasting chicken
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 400°. Trim herb leaves from stems; wash
and pat dry. Set sprigs aside. Chop two-thirds of the leaves,
and combine with the butter, salt, and pepper. Rinse chicken
and pat dry. Loosen the skin in several places and insert the
herb butter underneath. Rub chicken with salt, pepper, and
garlic powder. Insert the remaining herb sprigs into the cavity
of the chicken. Place breast-side-down in a roasting pan. Bake
30 minutes, then turn chicken over. Bake about 20 minutes
longer. Makes 4 to 6 servings

Lemon Lovers Tea

Ingredients:
1/4 cup dried lemon balm leaves
2 tablespoons dried lemon thyme leaves
1/4 cup dried lemon verbena leaves
1/4 cup dried lemon geranium leaves
2 tablespoons dried lemon grass leaves
1 tablespoon dried lavender blossoms

Mix all together and use a tsp. or so per
cup of boiling water. If you are missing any
of the lemon herbs, just use more of the
ones you do have.

Lemon Mint Sun Tea

Ingredients:
1/2 cup mint
1/2 cup lemon balm
1/2 cup chamomile flowers
3 black tea bags

Place in a gallon container and add cold water
to fill the jar. Set in the sun for several hours.
Strain our tea and herbs. Pour over ice and
refrigerate the leftovers. Sweeten with honey
or sugar if desired.

Rose and Herb Tea

Ingredients:
1/2 cup dried red rose petals (make sure no sprays were used)
2 tablespoons dried lemon balm
1 tablespoon dried rosemary

Mix well. Use 1 teaspoon for each cup and
pour boiling water over the herbs, then strain
after 5 minutes or so. Sweeten as desired.

Lemon Balm Vinaigrette

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons light olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
6-8 leaves lemon balm
Fresh black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons wine vinegar


Stack the lemon balm leaves together and
roll, then with a very sharp knife cut thin strips,
and then chop finely. Combine with the other
ingredients and serve with steamed vegetables
or mixed salad greens.

Lemon Orange Cheese Spread

Ingredients:
2 ounces unsalted butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. orange marmalade
1 tsp. orange zest
1 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh lemon balm

Blend the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Mix in the other ingredients. Chill overnight and
serve at room temperature.

Lemon Astringent

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon balm
1 cup witch hazel

Combine the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Allow to steep for 1 week. Strain. Use 1 teaspoon
per application with a cotton ball. Refrigerate if you
wish.
[identity profile] myfanwy-65.livejournal.com
This is a bit out of place for this time of year. But, still good info.
Read more... )
[identity profile] mysticmirth.livejournal.com
Ingredients:
1/4-cup fruity olive oil
1-Tbsp apple cider
1-Tbsp cider vinegar
2-tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1-tsp Dijon-style mustard
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/8-tsp crumbled dried thyme

Method:
Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until creamy.

from Witch in the Kitchen by Cait Johnson
[identity profile] myfanwy-65.livejournal.com
"Great on warm crusty bread or corn on the cob."

1 stick butter, room temperature
2 Tbls. olive oil
2 Tbls. minced cilantro
1/4 cup very finely minced roasted garlic
1/3 cup minced roasted red pepper


1. Blend with electric mixer.

2. Place butter in serving bowl, and cover with plastic wrap.

3. Refrigerate.

Yields: 1 1/3 Cup

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