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Homemade V-8 Juice and Other Preserved Tomatoes

Canned Tomato Juice: Wash, core, quarter and cook (without added water) over medium heat in a stainless steel pan just until tender and juicy. Run through a food mill or press through a fine mesh sieve (chinoise) to remove skins and seeds. Add salt to taste and 1/2 tsp of citric acid ...

Sun-dried Cherry Tomatoes in Basil Oil

Drying tomatoes in the dessert sun is super economical and far more comfortable than turning on the oven in the kitchen when it’s 108° F. outside.  The process is simple and safe…the results are as good as store-bought and you know who, in what, and where they came from.  Sun-dried fruits and vegetables are intensely ...

Easy Paella for Two

04.03.2014 · Posted in Main Dishes, Recipes

Running late today, no time to shop, driving home and thinking… dinner at 7:00…what do I have that’s fast and delicious.  Still have mixed seafood, 1 chicken breast, kielbasa, rice, canned tomatoes…hmmm…paella.  I have garlic, onions, saffron, cilantro, wine, stock.  Yes, paella it is…on the stove top…too hot to turn on the oven!   I made ...

Mediterranean Black Bean Salad

03.27.2014 · Posted in Appetizers, Salads & Dressings

a marinated bean salad that just gets better and better the longer it marinates. It has all the essential flavors of the Mediterranean with lemon, olive oil, cumin, cilantro and mint. The addition of chipotle chilies, capers, olives, artichokes or sun-dried tomatoes would give this dish a whole new dimension. Whatever you add to make ...

Sumac Chicken & Cabbage Bake

03.27.2014 · Posted in Main Dishes

Sumac is available in Middle Eastern markets, Asian markets, and your better culinary shops.  Do not use sumac berries from native American bushes, they are poisonous.  Edible sumac closely resembles paprika and adds a decidely lemon flavor to most dishes.   This recipe is adapted from one given to me by a Jordanian friend in Seattle.  This would also ...