Gyro

First and most of all, it’s pronounced”yee-ro.” The spiced meat is often a combination of lamb, beef, pork and poultry. It is most commonly topped with tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki sauce, which is a combination of yogurt, cucumbers, garlic and onion. The gyro is a Greek food, but is served …

Gummi Candy

His invention was primarily referred to as the’dancing bear’. He also founded a company to manufacture his bears and called it”Haribo” which was an acronym for Hans Riegel Bonn. The bears became highly popular in Germany. It wasn’t until the 1980s that it would be manufactured in america. Before that, …

Grapefruit

The grapefruit occupies a high position among the citrus fruits because of its flavor, its appetizing properties and its refreshing qualities. The fruit is often quite large. It varies in colour and may have a pale yellow or pinkish flesh. The rind is usually quarter to half an inch thick. …

Chocolate cake

Chocolate – the beverage of the Gods, has forever been man’s sinful indulgence. Chocolate comes in many shapes and sizes, and it’s used for several recipes, but none surpasses the chocolate cake – first place in popularity. A chocolate cake can be made from any sort of chocolate. It can …

Basil

Basil (Ocimum Basilicum) Description: Basil is an annual plant found wild in the tropical and subtropical sub-tropical areas of the planet; elsewhere it’s cultivated as a kitchen herb. The plant is very aromatic. Properties and Uses: Antispasmodic, appetizer, carminative, galactagogue, stomachic. Basil’s usefulness is generally connected to the stomach and …

Raising Turkeys

The turkey is a big bird, native to North America. It is distinguished by its white plumage and a bare wattled neck and head. The name turkey was initially applied to the guinea fowl that was presumed to have originated in Turkey. However, the American turkey is a quite distinct …

Hot Sauces

Actually, true to the genre of sauces throughout the world, the hot sauce is not only an accompaniment but does honors as the prime ingredient in many dishes. The term hot sauce couldn’t have been more apt for it refers to any hot and spicy sauce made from cold peppers …

Oranges

Oranges have a range of nutrients that encompass more than vitamin C. Oranges contain foliate, fiber, antioxidants, potassium, thiamin calcium and magnesium. It’s estimated that one orange can provide up to 2/3 to all of the daily requirements of Vitamin C. Oranges are such a versatile fruit tree this evergreen …

Lemon Juice

Modem investigations have tended to support this usage, the essential oil being very good for cooling the body. This use can be extended to the employment of lemon juice with sugar and water as the best drink to take when you have a fever When the temperature of the body …

Cheese curds

If you have never seen or tasted a cheese curd you might not be anxious to put one in your mouth because”cheese curd” is kind of a strange name and doesn’t necessarily conjure up images of something yummy. But a cheese curd is very tasty. I think as soon as …

Delicious Onions

Onions are absolutely among the most delicious and elastic commodities From savory steaming soups to satisfying Homemade salsa, onions play a major part in our everyday cooking. Flavorful appetizers from onion dips to salad dressing, main course Buying onions is a simple job. Look for dry, papery skins with no …

Strawberry Jam

We are jamming….strawberry jamming. Musings on small farm living. ( I also have several highbrow books and some very interesting and challenging metaphysical reading lined up, but Katie Fforde wins out following a normal day with three kids, four dogs, three cats all needing a variety of sorts of attention). …

Carrots

Well somebody did and now we’ve got carrots. Carrots are a wonderful source of vitamin A; one medium carrot can provide twice the daily recommended value. Low in fat, cholesterol free and low in sodium carrots make for a wonderful snack and healthful addition to meals. Salads can easily be …

Backyard BBQ

“A wonderful way to entertain family and friends in an outdoor setting is with a backyard barbeque party. With proper planning and the right environment people will be talking about your party all summer. Important factors to think about when entertaining are things like the barbeque grill, seating, lighting, and …

Food mistakes

There are a number of common food mistakes that costs dearly in money, health, and time. What are the significant mistakes made? What changes do you have to make? Here are a few food mistakes to avoid. 1. Last minute meal planning or no planning at all. The results: not …

Lotus Fruit

For the modern Greeks, the lotus fruit is the Japanese persimmon, which looks a lot like a large, smooth, hairless peach. I have seen it growing in gardens in the state of Lakonia in the Peloponnese, Greece. Personally, I’m not a fan of this specific lotus fruit, it’s dry and …

Blue Cheeses

Not everyone likes blue-veined cheese, probably because it has a strong flavour. Personally I really like it, although my favorite is a creamy Dolcelatte made in Italy. I’ve noticed that the Italians keep the best of their dairy produce for themselves. So you haven’t tasted the best Italian cheeses unless …