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Violet Jam

1. In an electric blender or food processor, blend 3/4 cup of water, the lemon juice and the violet blossoms until the mixture resembles a smooth paste. Slowly add 2 1/2 cups of sugar and blend until dissloved. 2. In a small saucepan stir the powdered pectin into 3/4 cup of water and boil for […]

Cream Of Artichoke Soup

Heat oil & saute the onion & rosemary for 5 minutes. Add the artichokes & water & bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover & simmer for 30 minutes. Blend the soup till smooth with the garlic, soy sauce & salt. Reheat to serve.

Marinated Broccoli

1.Place broccoli in boiling water; heat to boiling. 2.Boil uncovered 1 minute; drain. 3.Rinse in cold water; drain. 4.Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl. 5.Stir in broccoli. 6.Cover and refrigerate 1 hour; drain.

Orange-kissed Beets

In a saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir orange juice, brown sugar, margarine, cornstarch, ginger, salt and pepper until thick. Add the beets and raisins, heat through. Garnish with orange peel.

Marinated Onions

Vidalia Onions are the sweetest summer onion you can find! Enhance their natural mild and sweet flavor with the above marinating recipe. Slice the onions 1/4 inch thick, separating rings. Ingredients are more estimated than measured, add or subtract to your own individual taste. Mix all ingredients in a container you can cover and shake, […]

Mirliton Pickles

In a pint jar, pack mirlitons which have been washed and sliced from top to bottom. (If they are rather large, they may be peeled, but this is not necessary with young ones.) With the mirlitons put in all the ingredients, except the water and vinegar. Pour water and vinegar over mirlitons. Process jar 5 […]

Asparagus-cheese Casserole

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350F. In a medium saucepan set over moderate heat, melt the butter. Spoon 4 teaspoons of the melted butter into a bowl. Set aside. Blend the flour, salt, pepper and mace into the rest of the butter and let it sit over low heat for 1-to-2 minutes. Add the milk and cream […]

Frijoles Negros (black Beans

Cook pork over medium high heat in a 4 or 5 qt. pan until fat begins to melt. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until onion is soft (about 5 min.). Sort beans and discard debris; rinse well. Add beans and epazote to pan and pour in broth and water. Raise heat to […]

Simple Brown Rice

PLACE RICE, LIQUID, BUTTER and salt in a 2-to-3-quart saucepan. Bring to the boil; stir once or twice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45-to-50 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.

Broccoli Stir-fry

Wash broccoli and cut off broccoli flowerets. Slice stems 1/4 inch thick. In large skillet or wok, heat oil; stir-fry broccoli 5 minutes until crisp-tender. In small bowl, mix soy sauce and cornstarch. Add honey, ginger and hot pepper sauce. Pour over broccoli. Cook until sauce thickens slightly. Stir in almonds.