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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Spicy Asian Cabbage Salad Recipe

This is a recipe I found in The Deerfeild Village Cookbook (from Houston Texas). I changed it a bit, and it is very tasty.

Ingredients:

1 lb. Shredded cabbage
8 Green Onions, chopped

1/2 cup Sesame seeds
1/2 cup Almonds crushed or mashed (slivered Almonds are great to)
1 T. Vegetable oil

(Dressing/Sauce)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup of sweetener of choice (I used Splenda)
1/3 cup Rice Vinegar
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp ground Cayenne Pepper

Optional extras: can added shredded carrots, or sliced Bell Pepper to.
Serves 4 adults (estimation)
Put shredded Cabbage and chopped Green Onions into a large bowl.


Now put Sesame seeds and Almonds with 1 T. Vegetable oil in sauce pan to brown lightly.







Then pour into bowl of Cabbage and Green Onions. Let sit to cool a bit before mixing together. Mix dressing ingredients together.


Mix in the dressing. I had to put it all in a bigger bowl to mix.



After mixing I put it back into a smaller bowl.


This bowl fits in my fridge. You can eat it now, but I find that it taste better chilled and after it has been sitting awhile in the fridge. Stir before you serve to mix the dressing.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Cucumber Lemon/Lime Drink Recipe (Agua De Pepino)

I found this recipe online at B's Cucumber pages Recipes.

While working in my garden, I thought to move my pot of Oregano in the cucumber area and string up another vine that was trying to grow into the Oregano. When I moved the pot, I noticed this large Cucumber just hanging off the vine nice and plump.

This is the first time I have grown Cucumber and I love them fresh.

Ingredients:

1 Cucumber, peeled and cubed. You can use more if your cucumbers are little.
1-3 Lemons or Limes or combination
5 cups of water. You can use less or more depending on taste.
Sugar to taste.

Add cucumber and 2 cups of water to blender and puree.


Strain into 2 quart container and add the rest of water, citrus juice and sugar to taste, (I added 1/4 sugar and 1/4 cup Splenda). Serve over ice.

I used a mesh strainer bag. I got it at the paint department of home improvement store. It is a paint stainer, but I use it for straining nuts for nut milks and now Cucumber drink. You can use a metal mesh stainer that looks like a bowl with handle to.


Left over pulp of Cucumber. I ate it. Yum, it was so good. There is baby food right there. Good for any age.


Finished product. Tastes so good. I love the smell and taste of fresh Cucumber.