Monday, January 21, 2013

Potato feast

One of my favs,very good served with some pickles or  grilled/fried peppers or cucumbers dipped in vinegar and garlic sauce .

  • potatoes - this will decide how good the food will be,you need a type of potato that is good for boiling
  • tomato sauce
  • smoked pork (tail,ribs,foot)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • thyme
  • hot pepper powder
  • tarragon
  • sun flower oil
  • dried dill
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • garlic
In a pan fry the small dice onions in some oil,add the meat, fry it a bit and add the tomato sauce let it thicken a bit.In a pot boil the potatoes until soft,then add the fry,bay leaves,pepper,salt,chilly powder ,let it boil until most of rhe liquid evaporates and add chopped garlic and the rest of the seasoning.Serve hot.
Side dish:

Fried/grilled peppers in vinegar and garlic sauce

  • garlic
  • salt
  • vinegar
  • oil 
Fry/grill the peppers in oil (no oil for grilling) ,you can remove the skin if you want to ,chop and mash the garlic add salt and water and a a small amount of vinegar,throw the peppers in the garlic while hot.

Tomato feast

I love this food,this is the reason i wait for the summer to arrive,because you need high quality tomatoes to make a good food.

  • tomatoes
  • eggplants
  • chicken
  • parsley
  • peppers
  • salt
  • a sprinkle of sugar
  • rice
  • onions
I like to let you decide the quantities just remember the ratio should be 6 or 7 parts tomatoes and 4 or 3 parts peppers and eggplants.
Portion the chicken, cut eggplants and peppers in quarters,cut tomatoes in cubes,cut the onions scales,boil the rice until it flowers and leave it be.
Fry the chicken then get it out,fry eggplants and peppers get them out,fry the onions and add the tomatoes,leave them to boil a bit and add the chicken,eggplants ,sugar,salt,rice and peppers.leave it to boil until it thickens ,get off heat add parsley and you got a tasty food .Serve cold or hot.

Milk&rice pudding


  • milk
  • rice
  • sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • water
  • salt.
  • vanilla sugar or vanilla seed pod
  • cinnamon
Rice pudding is very easy,cheap and quick to make,you can eat it as a desert or meal.

Wash  the rice then add water to cover and a bit of salt put on medium heat being careful it doesn't burn,add a bit of salt and boil 'till  the rice "flowers",add the milk ,sugar,cinnamon and vanilla ,grate some lemon(only the yellow stuff the white stuff is bitter) skin and toss it  in and boil until it thickens.,serve cold or hot.You can also add strawberries,raisins,cherries,almonds and all kinds of fruit.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New tree

Just got a medlar ,what got  me about this tree is that:

  • is hardy
  • very resistant to diseases
  • produces allot of fruit
  • likes all kinds of soil and weather
  • fruits in winter time
  • low maintenance
For now it's in a pot,gonna plant it this spring and hopefully it will fruit this year.

How to make wine vinegar

Vinegar is good for lots of stuff like:

  • disinfecting stuff
  • fungicide
  • kills ticks
  • improves digestion
  • tenderising meat
  • aiding weight loss
  • lowers cholesterol
  • lowering fever
  • cleaning blocks from pipes
  • cleaning stainless steel and grease stains
  • removing chewing gum from clothes
Be careful if you have ulcer or high stomach acidity tho,use it diluted only and in small  quantities or don't use it at all

  • 2 glass jars but one is fine too
  • wine-natural wine is preferred
  • water-you need water because bacteria may not be able to digest the alcohol if it's too strong,the more water you add the less strength the vinegar will have
Fill the jar with one part wine to 1 part water or two parts wine to one part water and leave in a dark warm place for at least 3 weeks,taste occasionally.You should see a veil like pelt forming ,that is the bacteria.When happy of the acidity move in to clean jar or bottle

This is a bit older and the "veil" looks more like jelly.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Smoked and boiled loin muscle

Eat it as is.

  • Hot powdered pepper,thyme,pepper pellets,2-3 bay leaves,salt
  • loin
Boil the muscle with the spices(except the chilly powder) ,rub it with the chilly powder and get it to the smoke house

Boiled and seasoned fat (slanina)

Good with mustard and tea,

  • fat
  • salt
  • thyme,pepper pellets,paprika,hot paprika, 3-4 bay leaves
Let it cure in salt for 2 weeks,then remove the salt,get a pot of water put the fat and the thyme , pepper and bay leaves,boil until simmer and let it cool in the broth,get it out and tub with the sweet and hot paprika.