Flavor Of Valley

Flavor Of Valley

Flavor Of Valley

County Fair Bread

County Fair Bread
INGREDIENTS
5 to 5 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 package active dry yeast
1 and 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
cornmeal
1 egg white lightly beaten with 1 Tablespoon water
sesame seeds
METHOD
In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, salt and dry yeast. Heat milk and melted butter in a saucepan until the milk is warm (not hot.) Add the eggs and warm milk mixture to the flour mixture. Mix very well for 5 minutes using a wire whisk. Then add the remaining flour and mix with a wooden spoon until dough ingredients are evenly combined and stiff. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Form into a ball and place in a large buttered bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set in a warm place. Allow dough to rise until doubled in bulk (1 to 1 and 1/2 hours.)

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Rose Hip / Rosehip

Rose Hip / Rosehip
A rose hip is the fruit of a rose. Also known as rose haw or rose hep. The wild dog rose is the type of rose most often cultivated for their hips. This plant grows up to ten feet tall and bears a white, very fragrant flower. Once the flower has bloomed, and all the petals have fallen off, the hip is picked and used in a wide variety of preparations. Rose hips are the best source of vitamin C; they contain 50% more vitamin C than oranges. A single tablespoon of the pulp gives an adult more than the recommended daily allowance of 60 mg. They can be eaten raw, after being put through a blender, or soaked in water overnight and then cooked in the water for about half an hour. Because of the high vitamin C content they are an excellent immune system booster, and are often used as a supplement to prevent or treat a cold. The pulp from rose hips may be used in sauces or made into jelly.
Health benefits
Diuretic and laxative

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Beef Pot Pie Recipe

Beef Pot Pie Recipe
Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped onion
4 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups beef broth
3 cups cubed leftover beef
1 1/2 cups frozen green peas and carrots, cooked and drained
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
pie pastry for 1-crust pie
evaporated milk or regular milk


Preparation:

Directions for beef pot pie.

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Coconut Topped Cookies

Coconut Topped Cookies

250 gr butter/margarine (~2 sticks), at room temperature
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3-4 cups flour
½ cup coconut flakes/ shreds, for top

Take the white of one egg and keep for using later. Then, take butter/margarine and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix them to homogenize and then, add eggs. Start adding flour and baking powder. Knead until getting a soft cookie dough.
Sprinkle some flour over the clean counter and place the dough. Flatten the dough with a roller pin about ½ inches thick. Then, cut pressing with a cup’s brim or a smaller cup. Beat the egg white you kept before and brush the cookies with beaten egg white. Take the coconut flakes (preferably shreds) over a flat plate. Then, dip either sides or just tops in coconut. Place them over a greased oven/cookie tray.
Bake in 350F (180C) preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until they get lightly browned.
ENJOY

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Home Chinese Chicken

Home Chinese Chicken


Ingredients:

3tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2tablespoons water
3/4teaspoon cornstarch
1/4teaspoon garlic powder
Nonstick cooking spray
2carrots, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
1(12-ounce) package frozen broccoli and cauliflower florets, thawed
2teaspoons canola oil
3/4pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1-1/3cups hot cooked rice


Preparation:

1.For sauce, stir together orange juice concentrate, soy sauce, water, cornstarch and garlic powder; set aside.
2.Spray nonstick wok or large skillet with cooking spray. Add carrots; stir-fry over high heat 1 minute. Add broccoli and cauliflower; stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from wok; set aside.

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Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus)

Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus)
Bilberry has a long medicinal history in Europe. It has been used to treat anything from kidney stones to Typhoid fever. During World War 2 British pilots noted that Bilberry jam before a flight dramatically improved night vision. Modern research now supports these claims.

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Health Benefits of Ginseng

Health Benefits of Ginseng
Ginseng is one of the most popular herbal supplements in the US, perhaps most well known for its traditional use of boosting memory and energy levels. However, it has many other uses. For starters, ginseng is considered an adaptogen, which means it helps your body to withstand mental and physical stress.
Delving further into the benefits first requires understanding the different typesof ginseng available. There are three major varieties, each with unique attributes, although only two are actually ginseng:
• American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius): This tan, gnarled root contains ginsenosides, which are thought to be responsible for many of its medicinal properties. Chinese medicine, which has used ginseng for thousands of years, considers American ginseng a "cool" calming tonic.1

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What Are Cherries Good For?

What Are Cherries Good For?
Cherries are a favorite summer fruit in the US, where about 370 million pounds are grown each year.1 With a short peak season (May to July), high susceptibility to disease and short shelf life after harvest, cherry season comes and goes in the blink of an eye.
If you enjoy cherries, now is the time to get them if you live in the US (although if you decide to save some for later, put them in your freezer where they'll keep for up to one year). Come September, fresh cherries will be long gone for another year…
8 Top Health Benefits of Cherries
Cherries, which are members of the same fruit family as peaches, plums, apricots, and almonds, are often regarded as a "dessert" fruit for use in pies, or perhaps as a garnish for cocktails (the maraschino cherry).
But cherries have a healthy side too, one that may actually offer therapeutic benefits to your health, as cherries are rich in antioxidants and many other health-promoting compounds.

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Tomato

Tomato
Botanical name: Lycopersicon esculentum P. Miller
There are hundreds of them – varieties of tomato, that is – tiny types like grape, plum, and cherry for snacking pleasure, firm, petite Romas, good for cooked foods, and hefty beefsteak, ideal for BLTs and burgers. The colors can vary as well, from the palest pink to yellow, and even purple. Preparations of tomato are endless: sun-dried, fried green, stew, sauce, paste, ketchup, juice, Bruschetta, veggie soup, pizza, salsa, salad…
Some advice: refrigerating tomatoes halts the ripening process and diminishes the flavor and texture – so don't. For rapid ripening, place them in a paper bag with a banana or apple and let the ethylene gas do its work. Never use metal pans, spoons or storage containers, because impurities and poisons, including aluminum, can be absorbed first by your tomato products, and then your body when ingested. Grow heirloom in your own garden or look for organics to avoid GM tomatoes.

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White Chocolate Cheesecake

White Chocolate Cheesecake
INGREDIENTS
1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
3 tablespoons white sugar
¼ cup butter, melted
1 package frozen rasperries
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons cornstrached
½ cup water
2 cups white chocolate chips
½ cup half and half cream
3 packages cream cheese ,softened
½ cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS
1-In a medium bowl, mix together cookie crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
2-In a saucepan, combine raspberries, 2 tablespoons sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to boil, and continue boiling 5 minutes, or until sauce is thick. Strain sauce through a mesh strainer to remove seeds.
3-Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt white chocolate chips with half-and-half, stirring occasionally until smooth.

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What's New and Beneficial About Cabbage

What's New and Beneficial About Cabbage
• Cabbage can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in cabbage do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they've been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it's easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw cabbage still has cholesterol-lowering ability, just not as much as steamed cabbage.
• Researchers now realize that different types of cabbage (red, green, and Savoy) contain different patterns of glucosinolates. This new knowledge means that your broadest health benefits from cabbage are likely to come from inclusion of all varieties in your diet.

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Fırında Sütlaç Recipes

Fırında Sütlaç Recipes
Ingredients:
4 water glass milk
3.5 kaffee cup suger
4 kaffee cup sübye
1 kaffee cup rice
Half teaspon salt
Preperation:
Cook the rice in abundant water and then filter it. Boil the milk in another pot and add the rice and the suger to mil. Add the sübye and take it from the oven after it boils.
Pour the blend into small bowls. Pour some water into the oven tray and put the bowls into the tray. Cook it in 250 grad oven for 35-40 minutes. After its cooked take it from the oven and put it into the refrigerator.
Enjoy Your Meal!

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What Are the Benefits of Mandarin Oranges?

What Are the Benefits of Mandarin Oranges?
Antioxidants
You can count on mandarin oranges to provide vitamin C, with 1 cup of orange segments delivering 28 percent of the recommended daily intake. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals, including those resulting from exposure to sunlight. Mandarin oranges also contain the carotenoids beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Beta-carotene functions as an antioxidant, but it can also be converted into retinol, which is the form of vitamin A used by cells in the eyes for vision and to support the immune system. Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants that protect the retina from damage and may prevent age-related macular degeneration.
Bone Health

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Grapefruit

Grapefruit
Tart and tangy with an underlying sweetness, grapefruit has a juiciness that rivals that of the ever popular orange and sparkles with many of the same health promoting benefits. Although available throughout the year, they are in season and at their best from winter through early spring.
Grapefruits usually range in diameter from four to six inches and include both seed and seedless and pink and white varieties. The wonderful flavor of a grapefruit is like paradise as is expressed by its Latin name, Citrus paradisi.
The Gossip on Grapefruit
Botanical name: Citrus paradisi
If you're looking for a juicy burst of flavor that's as refreshing as anything you'll ever eat, grapefruits certainly deliver. Large in comparison to other citrus fruits, grapefruits could be described as mouth-wateringly tart with a hint of sweetness – somewhere between a lemonand an orange.

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Peanut Blossom Cookies

Peanut Blossom Cookies




Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

8 oz. pkg. milk chocolate kisses
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1-1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
more granulated sugar

Preparation:

Heat oven to 375 F. Remove wrappers from chocolate. Beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup sugar and brown sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. Cover tightly and chill for 4-8 hours in fridge.

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