Victorian Thanksgiving Recipes – Desserts
Aug28

Victorian Thanksgiving Recipes – Desserts

MINCE TARTS Ingredients: 8 oz        plain flour 1              egg – room temperature 3 oz        butter 3 oz        lard Pinch of salt 1              jar of mincemeat (Crosse & Blackwell is great!) Pastry Directions: 1. Beat the room temperature egg with ¼ cup of water. 2. Combine the flour, butter and lard in a bowl and work it with your fingertips until crumbly.  Mix in enough of the egg/water mix to hold the flour mixture...

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Victorian Thanksgiving Recipes – Sides
Aug28

Victorian Thanksgiving Recipes – Sides

ASPARAGUS SOUP Ingredients: 1 lb       fresh asparagus ½ head lettuce, washed 1 small  onion, freshly chopped ½ pt      vegetable or chicken stock (900 ml) 1 oz       butter (25g) ¾ oz     plain flour (18g) 2           egg yolks 2½ oz   double cream (75ml) salt and black pepper Directions: Cut off the tips of the asparagus and reserve for garnishing.  Trim the asparagus and cut into 1” pieces.  Shred the lettuce finely, and then put...

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Victorian Thanksgiving Recipes – Turkey and Stuffing
Aug28

Victorian Thanksgiving Recipes – Turkey and Stuffing

TIPS FOR ROASTING THE TURKEY Cooking times:                          unstuffed            stuffed 8 to 12 lbs        ¾ – 3 hrs             3 – 3½ hrs 12 to 14 lbs      3 – 3¾ hrs           3½ – 4 hrs 14 to 18 lbs      3¾ – 4¼ hrs       4 – 4¼ hrs 18 to 20 lbs     4¼ – 4½ hrs       4¼ – 4¾ hrs 20 to 24 lbs     4½ – 5 hrs           4¾ – 5¼ hrs Turkey Talk Preferred : fresh...

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Drink Recipes
Aug27

Drink Recipes

MINT JULEP Ingredients: Leaves  from 4 to 5 mint sprigs 2              sugar cubes or 1/2 ounce simple syrup 2½ ozs   bourbon whiskey Place the mint and simple syrup or sugar into a julep cup, collins glass, or double old-fashioned glass. Muddle well to dissolve the sugar and to release the oil and aroma of the mint. Add the bourbon. Fill with crushed ice and stir well until the glass becomes frosty. Garnish with the mint sprig. *Tips...

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Midnight Blue Cocktail
May28

Midnight Blue Cocktail

INGREDIENTS: 3 oz lemonade 1 oz blue curacao 1 oz vodka Splash of grenadine DIRECTIONS: In a small glass, combine all ingredients over...

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Tropical Sunrise Cocktail
May28

Tropical Sunrise Cocktail

INGREDIENTS: 2 oz rum 1 oz coconut rum 2 oz each pineapple and orange juice ½ oz blue curacao 1 oz cream of coconut DIRECTIONS: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine rums, pineapple orange juice, and cream of coconut. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Slowly drizzle the blue curacao down the side of the glass. It will settle at the bottom causing a beautiful layered...

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Twilight Tequila Cocktail
May28

Twilight Tequila Cocktail

INGREDIENTS: Course salt for rimming glass Ice 2 cups pink lemonade ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ¼ cup triple sec 1 cup tequila Lemon for rimming glasses and garnish DIRECTIONS: Rub lemon around the rim of four glasses and then dip rims into salt. Divide ice between the four glasses. In a pitcher, combine lemon juice, pink lemonade, triple sec and tequila and divide between the four glasses. Garnish each glass with lemon wedges and serve...

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Frozen Sunset Cocktail
May28

Frozen Sunset Cocktail

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups frozen mango 2 cups frozen strawberries 3 cups ice, divided 3 cups lemonade, divided 6 oz vodka, divided Lemon slices & strawberries for garnish DIRECTIONS: Fill blender with mango, 1 cup ice, 1 cup lemonade and 2 oz of vodka. Blend until smooth then transfer to a separate container and freeze for 30 minutes. Clean blender. Fill blender with strawberries, 1 cup ice, 1 cup lemonade & 2 oz of vodka. Blend...

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Red Cabbage Slaw
May28

Red Cabbage Slaw

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup golden raisins 2 small carrots grated 1 small red onion 1 head red cabbage ½ cup apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp sugar ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp celery seed Salt and freshly ground pepper DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar and sugar until dissolved. Slowly whisk in celery seed, oil, salt and pepper to taste. Toss in cabbage, red onion, raisins and carrots to coat well. Cover and let sit at least...

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Veggie Burger
May28

Veggie Burger

INGREDIENTS: 2 large eggs 19oz can lentils, rinsed ¼ cup couscous ¼ cup sunflower seeds 1 medium carrot, coarsely grated ½ medium red onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice salt and pepper DIRECTIONS: In a small bowl, combine couscous with ¼ cup hot tap water. Let sit for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork. In a food processor, puree the eggs, sunflower seeds and 1 cup of the lentils until they form a paste. Transfer to a bowl...

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Better Butter Burger
May28

Better Butter Burger

Makes 12 patties | Time: 50 Min. INGREDIENTS: 3 lb ground beef 1 lb ground pork 4 tbsp softened butter 1 shot Jack Daniels (optional) 1 onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp dijon mustard pinch each of salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley DIRECTIONS: Step 1 In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together your meat, onion, garlic, Jack, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, butter...

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Blueberry Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
May28

Blueberry Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep: 20 mins  |  Cook: 1 hour  |  Serves: 12 INGREDIENTS: zest of 2 lemons ¾ cup butter , softened 1 ¾ cups self raising flour 1 cup caster sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup sour cream 300 g fresh blueberries DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 320 degrees F. Line the base and sides of a 20cm (8”) round cake tin with parchment paper and set aside. Mix together all the cake ingredients (except for the sour cream and...

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Ultimate French Toast
May28

Ultimate French Toast

INGREDIENTS: 5 large eggs 2 tbsp cream (10%) ¼ tsp vanilla extract 1 loaf thick cut cinnamon raisin bread DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl whisk eggs, cream and vanilla Dip bread into egg wash until both sides are nicely coated Place in pre-heated frying pan and fry until each side is golden brown Serve with apple slices and warm maple syrup. Courtesy of Harry Stone’s Social...

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Maple Glazed, Bacon Wrapped Dates
May28

Maple Glazed, Bacon Wrapped Dates

3 pcs      Medjool Dates, pitted 1 cup     Watermelon (diced) 3 slices  Bacon ¼ cup    Feta Cheese, crumbled 2 fl ozs  Maple Syrup 1 cup     Balsamic Vinegar 2 tbsp    Brown Sugar ½ cup    Sugar DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook bacon on a tray with parchment paper until 3/4 of the way done, remove and set aside. Mix together the Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar, brush onto the bacon. Mix the Balsamic and Sugar in a...

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Vegetarian Borscht-Authentic Russian Beet Soup
Feb07

Vegetarian Borscht-Authentic Russian Beet Soup

Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 45 mins | Serves: 12-14 INGREDIENTS: 2 med   beets, peeled & grated 1 large   carrot, peeled & grated 1 tbsp    olive oil 1              tomato, diced 2 tbsp    water juice      of ½ lemon 2 L         water/vegetable broth 1 tbsp    salt 5 med    potatoes, diced ½           cabbage 1             small onion, diced 1 tsp      olive oil 5-7        whole black peppers 3-4        bay leaves 1 tbsp   dried...

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