Once the definitive American dessert, and still a classic for the fresh flavorful apples of autumn, take your pie to the next level by using my Apple Pie Spice for rich warm flavor and aroma. A wonderful treat any time of year, and easy to make!
A staple of autumn, rich earthy and aromatic, and a treat before during or after the holidays… and it’s easy to make with fragrant and warm Pumpkin Pie Spice – hope you enjoy!
Ah, pickles… the quintessential sour-savory treat, a topping for burgers and sandwiches, a side, a snack… a way of life. And so easy to make!
This colorful, lively vinaigrette is equally excellent as a salad dressing, as a marinade for meat, or as a dip/sauce for roasted, steamed, or raw vegetables. Use your imagination, and enjoy!
The name for this dish is a terrible pun derived from the French poulet étrangère, meaning “foreign chicken” – it is a combination of flavors from several disparate cuisines, including French, Caribbean, and southeast Asian elements. A lively combination of savory, sweet, and spicy flavors, for a little somethin’ different.
Enjoyed around the world, this wonderful hot-weather beverage is also known as karkadé or sorrel, among other names. This is one of the best summertime drinks ever – tart, refreshing, energizing, and some claim that it helps the body deal with heat and humidity more efficiently. Very tart, very fruity, full of vitamins – caffeine-free but still quite invigorating.
NOTE: Hibiscus is powerfully colored and can stain cloth, metal, or plastic. Therefore…
- when cooking, wear an apron, or clothes you don’t care very much about
- use metal pots
- use glass jugs or bottles
- be seriously careful about not spilling your drink
- one very large pot, with a cover, for boiling 3 quarts of water
- another large pot, big enough to hold 2 quarts of tea
- a good large wooden spoon, or similar tool, for stirring the large pot
- a large strainer or fine colander – we’ll use this once to rinse the hibiscus, and again to strain the tisane, so the finer the mesh, the better