Deep into a cold
winter, there is nothing more comforting or satisfying than a hot beverage.
Hot Spiced Chai Tea,
Mexican Hot Chocolate and
Wassail are three of my
favorite treats. For every day, I make-do with Coffee-Mate laden coffee or hot
black tea with cream.
Give this belly-warming recipe a whirl:
Hot Buttered Rum
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 C boiling water
1/4 C dark rum
1 TBS butter
Place all of the ingredients in a hot tumbler or large
mug. Mix well. Sprinkle nutmeg on top, and serve at once.
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In the New Year:
Look for special features about
American Food & Culture and pages for diabetics and vegans.
New Year greetings from Food
Welcome to Food Fare and the fourth
edition of our newsletter, Food Fare Notes.
I'm quite content in
the midst of winter. There was a lot of baking in my house during the holiday
season, recounted on Appetizing Muse. Needless to
say, we were overrun with
Peanut Butter Cookies,
There was plenty to go around.
Nothing says a neighborly "Merry Christmas"
better than a colorfully wrapped gift of home-cooked goodness.
In the evenings I
like to retire to my computer, hot tea in hand, where I fiction-write into the
wee hours of the morning. Is it any wonder I take a short cat-nap every
Thanks for stopping by Food Fare,
and Happy New Year....
Fare's new ethic feature is about the food and culture of Greece. The article
includes a brief history of the country, common Greek dishes, food terms,
typical appetizers, Ouzo, wines, cheese, olives and olive oil, herbs and spices,
Phyllo, useful Greek words and phrases, resources and a
dozen Greek recipes such as:
Bifteki (Greek hamburger patties), Briam (roasted vegetables),
Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves),
Gyros, Horiatiki (Greek Salad), Keftedes (Deep-fried meatballs),
Moussaka (Eggplant & Meat Casserole), Phyllo Dough, Rizi Pilafi
(Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms), Saganaki (Fried Cheese), and Spanakopita (Spinach Pie).
Greek Culinaria >
a new recipe page at Food Fare featuring recipes for the dog in your life. Learn how to make homemade food
for your beloved canine companions at
Some of the recipes include
Baked Turkey Treats,
Canine Casserole, Cheddar Bones, Chicken Biscuits,
Dogger Doughnuts, Frosty Paws, Instant Dog Biscuits, Mashed Taters,
Peanut Butter Dreams, Potted Chicken, Turkey & Rice, Veggie Rolls,
Wolfer Cookies and many more.
Here's a sample:
3 jars (2.5 oz.) baby
food, beef or chicken
1/4 C dry milk powder
1/4 C wheat germ or cream
Preheat oven to
350-degrees F. In a bowl, combine all three ingredients and mix well. Roll
mixture into small balls and place on well-greased cookie sheet. Flatten
slightly with a fork. Bake for fifteen minutes, or until brown. Cool on wire
racks. Store in refrigerator; can also be frozen. Note: The cookies
are soft and chewy.
Canine Grub >
Food Fare Recipes
Some of the recipes
to be found at Food Fare come from the culinary articles, but there is a large
number that come from Shenanchie, her friends and family, and other sources. The
collection has grown over many years and presents an enticing display of various
comfort foods, as well as long-held traditional dishes and a simply marvelous
array of surprising little food gems.
Many of the recipes also have extra
bits of information, such as origin and locality, as well as links to more about
specific ingredients in the dishes. We had some fun creating the
adding "spooky" animated graphics with black backgrounds. When a
recipe comes from a particular country, we try to fit something about their
culture into the web background of the recipe page. For an example, we used a
muted thistle background for the collection of Scottish Recipes. Sounds fun, no?
Don't forget about our selection of
food articles, such as in-depth pieces about artichokes, avocados, garlic, hot
dogs, mushrooms, ravioli, tamales, and more. More Food
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