Category Archive: Most Requested Recipes

Readers respond to Braciole recipe request

Oh my gosh, I am amazed and happy that so many of you responded to Kenny Ann Rober’s request for Braciole made with round steak. I had published my recipe for Braciole made with flank steak (and it’s so good) but Kenny Ann wanted one with round steak. So, as usual, the responses were many …

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No morels yet but plenty of ramps and wild flowers

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My friends Butch and Char and I went morel hunting in our secret place. No morels yet but take a look at these finds: Dog’s tooth violets are supposed to be edible, the flower and the root. I  haven’t tasted them yet. Blood root used medicinally by the American Indians. Crush the stem and you …

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Morels!!

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From my bestest friend, Carol, who lives in Harrison, Indiana. What a thrill it was to get her email, and here it is verbatim: “Let me tell you a sweet story: when Kent was here fishing last Thurs., he mentioned he’d seen a morel in the yard. He took me to where he thought it …

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Can you help? Braciole made with Round Steak

  Can you help? Braciole made with round steak Kenny Ann R., a Suburban Press reader, is still looking for a recipe made with round steak and not flank. She said: “Bread crumbs were used, maybe onions and spices. I believe it was round steak, I know it was not flank steak. I think the …

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Whipped chocolate frosting from ganache

See complete tutorial with photos:       Whipped chocolate frosting from ganache   A reader wanted to know how to make this. She saw it on a cooking show. Here’s how I do it:   Bring a cup of whipping cream to a boil.  Pour over 8 oz of chopped chocolate, (good quality chocolate …

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Why Fluids/Water are important for Hydration

Did you know water makes up about 60% of our body weigh?   If you even get mildly dehydrated, you’ll feel tired. Water helps our blood flow better and cushions our muscles. Here’s an excerpt from my newest book on kids and nutrition (see the cool cover above):   Keeping Kids Hydrated Hydration is so important …

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Erin says: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

Erin Phillips picking wild violets As you know, I love foraging for wild foods, and as mentioned in a previous post, my neighbor Erin and I did just that a couple days ago. Check out her blog  for how she felt about  ”going wild with Rita” along with a detailed tutorial on how to make …

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Wild violet jelly and jam

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Yesterday I spent a fun bit of time with my neighbor, Erin Phillips teaching her to make wild violet jelly and jam. (Check her blog out at Philipsfarmbatavia.com to see her tutorial on making violet jelly and jam, too, and also to read an article written about Erin and her homesteading practices by The Clermont …

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Violet Mint Vinegar

Violet Mint Vinegar Beautiful and healthy. The mint helps digestion and the violets contain vitamin C. The violets will turn the vinegar a very pale lavender/pink. Delicious in marinades and in salad dressings. No real recipe but here’s how I do it: In a clean, sterile glass jar, add a mixture of violets and mint …

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Passover Brisket Two Ways

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      FAMOUS BEEF BRISKET Oh gosh, I can’t believe how good this is. The ingredients are common ones, the technique a bit different. Great for Passover or any time  you want a hearty, really easy and tummy-filling entre. Now if all you find in the grocery are large cuts, just ask the butcher …

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