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Mussels in White wine

Adapted from Recipe by Ina Garten Ingredients 3 lbs of fresh mussels 1/3 C all purpose flour 2 T butter 2 T olive oil 1 C of coursely chopped onion 1 1/2 T minced garlic 1/2 C of chopped canned … Continue reading

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Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)

Ingredients 1 /3/4 C dark brown sugar (if using light brown sugar, add 2 T molasses) 1 1/2 C water, divided 1 lb sweet rice powder 2 T canola oil 1-2 t vanilla or almond extract, or 1 t of … Continue reading

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Sour Dough Starter

Potato Flake Sourdough Starter and Bread Recipe Potato flakes make an easy starter for sourdough bread. This is a variation of friendship starter for breads. With attention, you can keep this starter going for a very long time. It will … Continue reading

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Soy Sauce Cucumber Pickles

Ingredients: 4 large English cucumbers 1 t kosher salt 1 t sugar Marinade 3/4 C water 3/4 C soy sauce 3/4 C rice vinegar 1/2 C sugar Directions: Cut the cucumbers crosswise into 4 pieces – they should be 3-4″ … Continue reading

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Boiled Kong Xing Cai (hollow stem greens) with sauce

Kong Xing Cai Ingredients for sauce: 2T soy sauce 1T water 2t sesame oil 1T rice vinegar 1/2 – 1 t sugar Pepper to taste 5 or more garlic cloves, chopped, sauteed in canola oil and drained Boil the Kong … Continue reading

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How To Roast And Peel Chestnuts

Ingredients: Raw chestnuts Instructions: Stand each chestnut on its base and grasp firmly with your left thumb and forefinger. With a small pointed paring knife, stab and make a slit down, preferably, the flat side (if there is a flat … Continue reading

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Nuts and Seeds Health Bars

Ingredients: 1/4 C quinoa, uncooked 3/4 C pecans  (or sliced almonds, pistachios, walnuts) 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/4 chia seeds 1/4 C  hemp hearts (or other seeds) 2T coconut sugar  (or dark brown sugar) 1/4 t salt  (1/2 t if … Continue reading

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