Backpacking Condiment Bar!

Save left-over condiments from your epicurean excursions to the various fast-food establishments. Heinz Corp. Products, the company that produces the bulk of these packets, claims a shelf-life of between 4 to 9 months for most of their products. Ranging from their Hot taco sauce at 4 months to Mayonnaise at…

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Pickled Eggs and Beets

18 hard boiled eggs, peeled 5 raw beets, peeled and sliced 1 onion, peeled and sliced 2 cup vinegar 2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon whole cloves 1 teaspoon salt Mix and heat until boiling, vinegar, sugar, whole cloves and salt. Add sliced beets and reboil. Simmer for about 30 minutes to…

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This is essentially a mint and parsley salad that’s very popular in Lebanon and in the Middle East. Good tabbouleh is the result of careful prep. Use a very sharp knife to chop the herbs. Cut and clean the veggies, removing all of the gooey innards and seeds. You chefs…

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Making Gougères

How to Make Gougeres

A gougère, in French cuisine, is a savory choux pastry with cheese. Grated cheese may be mixed into the batter, cubes of cheese may be pushed into the top, or both. Gougères are sometimes called cheese puffs in England. Here’s how to make Gougères–just follow this recipe: Ingredients: 2 cup…

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Lebanese Fish Fry Dinner

Lebanese Fish Fry

Here’s what’s planned for tonight. The sumac berries in the salad really makes a difference between what you get served in a restaurant and what you generally end up with at home. Look on the Internet. Mountain Rose Herbs is an excellent source, but they’re on the Left Coast, so…

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