Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup by Cheryl Karcher
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My recipe for this fine herbal syrup includes the use of additional seasonal berries and roots to compliment this deep hued elixir.
Elderberry Syrup by Cheryl Karcher
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My recipe for this fine herbal syrup includes the use of additional seasonal berries and roots to compliment this deep hued elixir.
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Instructions
  1. Put ingredients in a large saucepan, cover and heat over medium heat bringing to a boil
  2. Once boiling, turn down to simmer for 20-30 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and strain into a glass bowl or Pyrex through a fine mesh sieve with a double layer of cheesecloth.
  4. Press to extract all juice and let cool to warm
  5. Add honey and pour into jars or bottles
  6. Keep refrigerated for 2-3 months (if you don’t consume it all by then!) or process in a hot water bath for longer storage. Keep refrigerated once opened
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Okra, Corn & Tomatoes

Okra, Corn & Tomatoes by Karen
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This recipe is heavily influenced by a dish offered at the old Pink Teacup Restaurant off Bleecker St. in Greenwich Village
Okra, Corn & Tomatoes by Karen
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This recipe is heavily influenced by a dish offered at the old Pink Teacup Restaurant off Bleecker St. in Greenwich Village
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a large skillet or shallow saucepan, heat the olive oil, then add the onions and cook until the onions are translucent
  2. At this point you can add pepper flakes if you want the stew to have more heat
  3. Add the jalapeno pepper, the okra and the bell pepper, cooking until the bell pepper begins to soften
  4. Add the stewed tomatoes and mix with the other ingredients, cooking for another 5 minutes at fairly low heat
  5. Finally, add the corn and cilantro, season it with salt and pepper to taste, cook it all together until the corn is tender, about 5-10 minutes. It should have a stew-like consistency, but not mushy
Recipe Notes

I like to make a little polenta when I cook this dish and spoon the stew over it, adding more chopped cilantro. You could definitely cook a few strips of bacon first, then begin the recipe, stirring crumbled bacon into it. You may prefer grits to polenta, too.

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Okra with Tomato Sauce

Okra with Tomato Sauce ala Eliana
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This is a great seasonal recipe! As it happens, all three main ingredients are in abundance right now.
Okra with Tomato Sauce ala Eliana
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This is a great seasonal recipe! As it happens, all three main ingredients are in abundance right now.
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Warm up the olive oil and chili in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and cook for at least 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the onion is soft and starting to color, stir in the okra, and then add the tomatoes.
  4. Sprinkle in the salt, black pepper and cinnamon, give it another stir, cover and simmer for half hour on medium low.
  5. At this point your vegetables are cooked and fragrant. Take off the cover and continue simmering for another 15 minutes.
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White Bean Pate

White Bean Pate
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Garnish with scallions and serve with rice crackers.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
White Bean Pate
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Garnish with scallions and serve with rice crackers.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
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Servings: people
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