Preserving

Preserving

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Pistachio and Pear Loaf Cake

Pistachio and Pear Loaf Cake

The nut obsession in my family runs deep! I never knew how far the love for pistachios would go until much to my surprise, it started showing up on our grocery list every week. It took me back to a wonderful memory of when we were treated with an amazing tasting cake by dear old dad-in-law - who sure knows his way around the kitchen from time to time! He showed us that pears and pistachios are the yin-yangs of cakes–a symphony in sweet harmony. The pistachios have a nutty flavor and the pears are juicy and delicious. Together, they make a cake that’s yummy and special! Naturally, I had to have the recipe so I could make it my own; giving it my family’s personal stamp of approval! An epic bake-off was about to begin and it certainly didn’t disappoint! I’d crafted a chocolatey, pistachio, and pear cake that had even the fussiest of taste buds marveling. Then someone in the room made an incredible suggestion - why not top this masterpiece with something coffee flavored? So instead of the chocolate ganache topping from the original recipe, we opted for something more refined: cream cheese frosting flavored with coffee. An absolute stroke of genius if I do say so myself… Needless to say, there wasn’t much cake left when our taste buds got hold of it. This cake was initially made with a round-shaped tin and would last up to seven days in an airtight container at room temperature. However, after introducing my cheese frosting, preserving the cake became difficult because it would become much too dense when refrigerated. The simplest solution was to divide the cake slices and cover them with cheese-frosting prior to serving. Yet, I sought a more effortless approach; thus, turning the whole thing into a loaf became my go-to strategy! Not only is it relatively petite in size but also it’s almost guaranteed that this delectable dessert will be gone within 48 hours! Treat yourself to a truly indulgent experience and make this scrumptious cake for your next special occasion! Every bite will be like a little piece of heaven, with juicy pears, luscious chocolate chips, creamy cheese frosting, and a hint of coffee. Don’t wait too long - it’s best enjoyed fresh outta the oven!

Soup; another way of preserving the harvest!

Soup; another way of preserving the harvest!

Yes, I know that half the world is still enjoying summer – but it’s the end of summer and soup is a wonderful way of preserving all those beautiful summer and fall vegetables. I also know that the other half of the world is still enjoying (?) winter – and what’s more welcoming than a ... Continue reading...

Preserving Herbs; Using summer's herbs in winter, Summer Basmati Pilaf

Preserving Herbs; Using summer's herbs in winter, Summer Basmati Pilaf

Herbs are, at least for me, a crucial component of summer’s bounty. I start using fresh herbs as soon as the chives show signs of growth in the spring and don’t stop until I’ve picked the last sage leaf before frost. In my herb garden I have parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, lemon thyme, tarragon, chives, ... Continue reading...

Preserving the Harvest: Herbs; What to do with all the cucumbers....

Preserving the Harvest: Herbs; What to do with all the cucumbers....

I have always used a lot of herbs…much to the dismay of my mother and most of my family. On the other hand I rarely use salt…also much to their dismay. The subtle (and, sometimes, not so subtle) difference in taste between chicken flavored with tarragon versus chicken flavored with thyme is amazing. Can you imagine turkey ... Continue reading...

Preserving the Harvest: Courgette; Gardening continued....

Preserving the Harvest: Courgette; Gardening continued....

Nothing can strike fear into the hearts of a gardener like seeing a zucchini grow from 3 inches to 10 inches overnight. Ideally, we should pick the zucchini when it’s young and tender; but it only takes a moment of inattention for it to become a monster. Fortunately, it freezes well. I freeze it in ... Continue reading...

The Herb Garden: Preserving the Food; Avoiding the Bugs

The Herb Garden: Preserving the Food; Avoiding the Bugs

Important lesson:  always wash the basil before using….and look at the underside of the leaves.  I don't know who/what laid this cluster of eggs but I, while I realize that it probably would not have added significant protein or flavor to my tomatoes, I am just as glad that I noticed it before it was ... Continue reading...

Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Oh My! Using and Preserving the Harvest

Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Oh My! Using and Preserving the Harvest

After weeks of me fussing and fretting over it, the potager (vegetable garden) has finally started to produce.  I can hear the garden gods laughing "you wanted it; here it is".  Now comes the eternal question:  What do I do with all of it?  The freezer is slowly filling up with courgette: (zucchini), freezer bags ... Continue reading...

Preserving the Harvest: Tomatoes

Preserving the Harvest: Tomatoes

What would life be without tomatoes?  Pizza?  Pasta?  Summer? I have canned (bottled) whole tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato juice in the past. I now prefer freezing.  If you have a freezer, it's quick, easy, and you can easily do the daily harvest from your garden in a few minutes everyday. For some things I ... Continue reading...

Preserving Cherry Tomatoes

Preserving Cherry Tomatoes

Growing your own food sometimes sees a bountiful harvest of one crop. A lot of precision in timing is required for successive planting. ...

📝Superb Elderberry Jam - 3 Ingredients

📝Superb Elderberry Jam - 3 Ingredients

My Superb Elderberry Jam recipe is made with only 3 ingredients, it contains no added pectin nor jam or preserving sugar. Bursting with natural goodness, it’s the perfect way to enjoy your foraged elderberries!

Best Parsley Substitute (Fresh or Dried): Chives and Carrot Greens (+More Easy Alternatives!)

Best Parsley Substitute (Fresh or Dried): Chives and Carrot Greens (+More Easy Alternatives!)

If you run into needing a great parsley substitute in any recipe, you can read about all of the very best alternatives you can swap on the fly! They'll work wonderfully for preserving the flavor of any number of dishes seamlessly!

Redefining Family Recipes at Bistik Delaris - Dreamy Table

Redefining Family Recipes at Bistik Delaris - Dreamy Table

The occupation of foreign nations in Indonesia for years has greatly affected our culture. Food is one of the cultural aspects that get many influences from other culture. Bistik or Bistik Jawa is a local Javanese adoption of western beefsteak, it usually consists of sliced braised beef served with a thin watery sauce, vegetables and potato. To preserving their family legacy Bistik Delaris in South Jakarta specializes in a wide variety of bistik menus. The food served here is a menu of their grandmother inheritance. Bistik Delaris Cipete Housed in the Cipete, Bistik Delaris is like a sanctuary amid in the bustle of Jakarta. The main entrance of the restaurant is parallel to the highway, but if you go further then you will see a beautiful garden in the middle of the building. In the addition of a restaurant, there is also a kindergarten and headquarters. Besides that, they also have a function room that you can rent for gathering or any special events. The choices of food here is not much, because they focus on their family’s favourite recipes.  On the menu, you can find variations of bistik menu as the main course, appetizer or snacks and drinks. For the appetizer, …

Flavors of Indonesia by William Wongso – Preserving a Legacy Through Food - Dreamy Table

Flavors of Indonesia by William Wongso – Preserving a Legacy Through Food - Dreamy Table

Tags: Wine, Spice

Indonesia is a vast archipelago country with a great cultural diversity, each region is a home to a distinctive cuisine. Many cookbooks that discussed Indonesian food, but not many could really capture the essence of Indonesian fare. William Wongso’s book Flavors of Indonesia: William Wongso’s Culinary Wonders is certainly the answer to that. William Wongso is one of Indonesia’s culinary expert and renowned restaurateur. He has held some respected positions in culinary industry, including the President of the Jakarta chapter of the International Wine and Food Society. He also held the roles as the President Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Indonesian chapter, one of the International gourmet association based in Paris. From 2011 to 2014 he also leads the food diplomacy programme endorsed by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. The 198-page hardcover book is divided into 5 chapters, including a detailed description of the culinary treasures in each region, old spices and fresh ingredients, and selected recipes from some region in Indonesia. From the first chapter, I was impressed by the incredibly rich detail in which the writer portrayed his childhood. Although the list of recipes is not long enough, but the ease and simplicity of recipes design for modern kitchen and suitable …

How to preserve fresh sorrel for winter | FreeFoodTips.com

How to preserve fresh sorrel for winter | FreeFoodTips.com

Tags: Winter, Herb

Let's see how you can preserve fresh sorrel leaves with salt for winter. Salt preserving is the easiest way to store herbs and green leaves in the fridge for a long time. It is a perfect way to k

Preserving memories — Green Tomato Relish

Preserving memories — Green Tomato Relish

          I can’t take credit for this recipe, and won’t be trying it this season due to the fact we’ve had a dismal tomato crop. Janet ...

Preserving Food Grains

Preserving Food Grains

Food storage and preservation is the biggest challenge a housewife faces. Cereals and cereal products are one of the most important food items consumed worldwide. Here are other simple ways of storing and preserving food grains so that they remain fresh and do not lose healthy nutrients present in them

Apple Cider Vinegar Substitute

Apple Cider Vinegar Substitute

All of the best Apple Cider Vinegar Substitute options to use for all of your cooking, baking, and preserving needs! Whether you're in the middle of a recipe and realize you've run out, or simply don't have any cider vinegar on hand, there is sure to be a readily available alternate below!

Easy and delicious pickled radish

Easy and delicious pickled radish

Brining is a very old method for preserving food. These easy and delicious pickled radishes can be kept for weeks in the refrigerator.

Cured Egg Yolks

Cured Egg Yolks

Tags: Meal, Meat, Egg

Cured Egg Yolks : preserving food, vintage way.

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