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Apple Butter

apple-butter

A few weeks ago I read a book about a family that lived on an apple farm and needless to say after I finished it all I could think about it was all kinds of apple treats. So this past weekend I went and bought an assortment of apples so that I could get started. I made an apple cake the other day, which was finished pretty fast, but really the only thing I have had on my mind is apple butter. Apple Butter is a pretty traditional Southern treat that dates back to colonial days. Ladies spend all Fall… Continue reading

Rakhssess

Rakhssess

I love old recipes like this because you can tell just from the ingredients how traditional they really are. When you make this bread you know that it is the same method Algerian Bedouins were using centuries ago. There is actually an old Native American bread almost exactly like this, but instead of semolina they use cornmeal. I have found that you need 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 6 tablespoons of water per cup of semolina when making these. You will also want to use an iron skillet and for me nothing is easier than… Continue reading

Chinese Tea Eggs

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A few years back when my family and I visited Malaysia we stayed near the popular China Town. Malaysia has a rich culture and also is home to many others such as a large Chinese community. It was really interesting to get to learn so much about so many things at one time and that is why Malaysia will always be one of my favorite places to go. One day while we were about to board the metro I noticed a Chinese lady selling something that I had never seen. It was dark brown liquid filled with beautiful marbled eggs.… Continue reading

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