Honey Lemon Cucumber Pickle Recipe

Dubbed ‘Honey Lemon Cucumber’ because the recipe uses Lemon Cucumber, not because it contains lemon, although it does contain honey. Lemon cucumbers are tender, crisper and sweeter than standard varieties. Although other cucumbers can be substituted, the end product will not be as outstanding. Ingredients: 5 lbs lemon cucumbers 3 cups apple cider vinegar 1 … Read more

Mint Extract Recipes

Mint extract is basically the bottled essence of the mint leaves. It is used as a flavoring agent in multiple mint recipes from drinks and desserts to candies or simply dripped into a cup of coffee. Most extract recipes call for the use of alcohol in one form or another as does this recipe. However … Read more

Mint Jelly Recipes

There are many varieties of mint. Sweet mint, spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint, Corsican mint and so forth. Each variety has a subtle difference in taste. Sweet Mint is best for this recipe but others will suffice. Traditionally Mint Jelly has been served by the English, Scots and Welsh along with their mutton or lamb, it … Read more

Strawberry Hibiscus Wine Recipe

Strawberries have a unique and distinct flavor that makes for an awesome wine. It floors you with taste and aroma. The bouquet is light and agreeable. The flavor can be sweet and simultaneously dry, Strawberry Wine – so very fine. The Hibiscus flower, well known in Hibiscus Tea, has a flavor that is somewhat like … Read more

Buckthorn Berry Uses and Recipes

Health Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Sea buckthorns aka sea berries are one of natures wonder foods. In recent years the culinary trend has been towards a healthier diet that contributes to our longevity and quality of life. Many super foods have been revealed, goji berries, acai berry, turmeric, ginger and so on. All have some … Read more

DIY Sun Dried Tomatoes

In antiquity , before the advent of modern canning methods , Mediterranean peoples , particularly Italians dried tomatoes in the hot sun, for wintertime use when fresh tomatoes were not available. Today, sun-dried tomatoes have become more popular in America than in the Old Country. Instruction How to Dry Tomatoes Using the Sun Any variety … Read more

Tomato Preserves Old Fashion Homemade

Homemakers going back to the 18th century were putting up tomatoes in syrup, then serving them on their own with custard or as a condiment for desserts like sago pudding, a tapiocalike dish. Later came tomato jelly and jam . The tomato recipes, which appear in many cookbooks.. often contained lemon or ginger, and the … Read more

Grape Jelly Recipes

Concord Grapes are most commonly grape for jelly, but others can be used as well. Make your jelly as soon as possible after the grapes are harvested or brought home from the market. Weigh the grapes on the stems and for every pound of grapes thus weighed allow three-quarters of a pound of granulated sugar. … Read more

Lingonberry Jam and Sweet Preserves

Lingonberry is not well known in North America, it is a Scandanavian delight. Lingonberry, sometimes called Mountain cranberry, cowberry or foxberry is related to cranberries and blueberries. Lingonberry is indigenous to some of the coldest regions on Earth. It is a semi evergreen and retains its green luster all winter long. Ingredients 3 cups Lingonberries … Read more

Cajun Creole Eggplant Recipes

Cajun and Creole dishes are very much alike, the main difference is the people behind these culinary styles. The Creole people were descendants of French colonists in Louisiana, primarily in New Orleans. As populations intermingled, the French and Spanish ruling class of New Orleans became associated with the designation ‘Creole’. Over time Creole expanded to … Read more