Many recipes for homemade chocolate syrup call for coffee. I purely hate the taste of coffee; for me, even a hint will completely ruin the taste. Therefore I developed a recipe for a good chocolate syrup that avoids coffee altogether –
Pit the peaches but don’t bother peeling them. Chop them into bits approximately the size of the raspberries. Put both the peaches and the raspberries in a non-reactive pot (I use this 4-qt one) with the lemon juice and sugar.
The name translates to Hunters’ Sauce, and it goes with just about anything a hunter would bring home: game birds, rabbits, venison, and boar. It also works very well with our more ordinary food: beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and lamb.
I know that some readers will cringe at my ingredients list. I mix weight in grams, volume in cups and tablespoons, what the heck? In my kitchen, I use what’s handy, and what works. Sure, I could have weighed the water on the same scale I used for the wheat and flour –
When you are feeling lazy, vanilla peach butter is the easiest preserve to make. Mash the peaches or puree then in a blender, then use a slow cooker (crockpot) to cook the pulp without heating the kitchen. When it’s the correct consistency,
When you don’t want to add sugar or honey to your berries for the freezer, you can flash freeze strawberries with dry ice! You’ll need the ice (a local grocery store will often stock this), a big pot or clean cooler,
A small batch of strawberry jam goes together so quickly! Start with the berries: rinse them well, hull them, and cut them into quarters. Put them in a heavy-bottomed pot. (I used my favorite 4 qt pot,
In the aftermath of a roast chicken dinner, I make overnight chicken stock. For one chicken carcass, I use an 8 quart stockpot. Naturally, I strip all the meat off the chicken bones. Remove any lemon or herbs from the cavity,
I have made variations on these Turkish-inspired stuffed peppers for years. The version I give here includes meat, but they are 100% delicious without it. Any extra stuffing that doesn’t fit in a pepper could be mounded in a hollowed-out zucchini,