Food Fare Notes

January 2010

Issue #4

In This Issue

1. Welcome
2. Greece

3. Canine Grub
4. Seasonal Bits
5. Contributors

6. Food Fare Recipes

7. Readers Mail

8. Coming Soon

Seasonal Bits:

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.


More Beverages >


Food Fare is fortunate to have a collection of exceptional contributors, who offer their own tried-and-true recipes and cooking methods.


Read about our talented cook-staff by perusing their biographies and having a look at their photos.


Food Fare Contributors >

Readers Mail:

Food Fare often receives e-mail from reader's who have something to say about the web site, the recipes or the food articles. Every valid message or question is answered.


Readers Mail


Readers Mail >



In the New Year:

Look for special features about American Food & Culture and pages for diabetics and vegans. Updates >


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New Year greetings from Food Fare...


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 Pumpkin Cookies, Classic Shortbread, Peanut Butter Cookies, and Zucchini Bread.


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 afternoon nowadays?


Thanks for stopping by Food Fare, and Happy New Year....


Greek flagFood 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:


Baklava, 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 >

Canine Grub

Canine RecipesThere's 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 Canine Grub.


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:

Doggie Cookies

3 jars (2.5 oz.) baby food, beef or chicken

1/4 C dry milk powder

1/4 C wheat germ or cream of wheat


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.

Get some 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 Halloween Recipes, 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? Get some recipes >


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 Articles >


Check back for updates and other news as spring approaches, or come by our new page at Facebook to leave a comment.


Food Fare wants to connect with more people who enjoy cooking on the spot and perusing unusual recipes and food stories.


You might be surprised by what you find...


Happy Cooking from Food Fare,

Shenanchie at Food Fare

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