Orange and Pecan Cream Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes  Servings: 8  Source: Paul Harsha INGREDIENTS For dip/spread: DIRECTIONS Chop pecans in a food processor.Add cream cheese, orange juice, and zest then process until combined.  NOTES Adapted from a post by Ganga on BlueSky

Japanese Eggplant

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Difficulty: Easy  Servings: 2  INGREDIENTS For Eggplant: 1 Japanese Eggplant Shichimi Togarashi  4 tablespoons Peanut Oil Sesame Oil For Dressing: 4 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar 2 tablespoons Mirin 1 tablespoon ponzu or soy 1 teaspoon Red Miso 1/2 teaspoon Sesame Oil DIRECTIONS Eggplant:Slice eggplant into 1/4 inch roundsLightly coat a sheet pan with oilPlace eggplant on sheet, drizzle … Read more

Pickled Peppers

Prep Time: 35 min Cook Time: 25 min Difficulty: Easy Servings: About 8 pints  Source: tasteofhome.com  INGREDIENTS 4 quarts long red, green or yellow peppers (Hungarian, Banana, etc.) 1-1/2 cups canning salt 4 quarts plus 2 cups water, divided 10 cups white vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 2 garlic cloves, peeled DESCRIPTION Making your own pickled peppers is so easy and you will never have to buy store-bought peppers ever … Read more

In a pickle

After taking Serious Eat’s advice on making sauerkraut and buying an Easy Fermenter kit, I’ve started pickling this year’s crop of Hungarian Wax Peppers. Here’s the basic recipe. Lacto-Fermented Peppers Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 5-10 days Difficulty: Easy Servings: 1 quart  Source: culturesforhealth.com  INGREDIENTS Sweet peppers Sea salt Filtered water Seasoning of choice: cumin or cayenne, peeled garlic, sliced onion; cilantro … Read more