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Rye Flour Muffins - Muffins And Biscuits - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food

Rye Flour Muffins - Muffins And Biscuits - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food



Rye Flour Muffins - Muffins And Biscuits



Sift one and one-half cups of rye flour with one-half teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of baking soda; add one-half cup of molasses and one well-beaten egg or one-half cup of water if the egg is omitted, one-quarter cup of chopped raisins and four tablespoons of melted shortening—butter, or any good butter substitute will do. 


Bake in muffin-pans in rather hot oven twenty-five minutes. 


Fill pans three-fourths full.



Excerpt From The International Jewish Cook Book By Florence Kreisler Greenbaum

Minced Goose Sandwiches - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food

Minced Goose Sandwiches - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food 


Minced Goose Sandwiches

Take either boiled or roast goose (which has been highly seasoned) and mince in a chopping bowl, add one or two pickles, according to quantity, or a teaspoon of catsup. 


Spread thin slices of bread or nice fresh rolls, with a thin coating of goose oil, slightly salted, then spread the minced goose and cover with a layer of bread which has been previously spread.



Bread should be twenty-four hours old and cut in thin, even slices. 



If fancy forms are desired, shape before spreading with butter. Cream butter and spread evenly.




Excerpt From The International Jewish Cook Book By Florence Kreisler Greenbaum

To Broil Fish - Useful Cooking And Housekeeping Tips And Hacks - Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food

To Broil Fish - Useful Cooking And Housekeeping Tips And Hacks - Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food



To Broil Fish



Clean and dry the fish thoroughly, split it open, flour it, sprinkle with chopped parsley, pepper, and salt. 



Grease a gridiron with oil or butter, and broil the fish over or in front of a very clear fire from 10 to 15 minutes. 



Sprinkle with small pieces of butter before serving. 



Before broiling mackerel or herrings lay them in a mixture of salad oil and tarragon vinegar for an hour.



Excerpt From The Economical Jewish Cook A Modern Orthodox Recipe Book For Young Housekeepers By May Henry And Edith B. Cohen

Fish Souffle - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food

Fish Souffle - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food 



Fish Soufflée


Time ½ hour



½ lb. cold cooked fish, 2 eggs, 2 oz. butter, pepper and salt to taste; anchovy sauce if liked.



Pound up the fish, melt the butter, add it to the fish with the beaten yolks of eggs and seasoning. 



Beat up the whites of eggs to a stiff froth, add them lightly to the other mixture in a pie-dish and bake in a quick oven about 20 minutes.



Excerpt From The Economical Jewish Cook A Modern Orthodox Recipe Book For Young Housekeepers By May Henry And Edith B. Cohen

Popovers - Muffins And Biscuits - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food

Popovers - Muffins And Biscuits - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food


Popovers - Muffins And Biscuits


Mix to a smooth batter two cups each of milk and well-sifted flour, the yolks of three fresh eggs and a teaspoon of salt. 


Butter well the inside of six or eight deep earthen popover cups and stand them in a pan in a hot oven. 


While the cups are heating, beat to a froth the whites of the three eggs and stir them quickly in the batter.


Open the oven door, pull the pan forward, pour the batter in the hot buttered cups up to the brim. 


Push the pan back, close the oven door, and bake the popovers till they rise well and are brown at the sides where they part from the clips. Serve them hot, folded lightly in a napkin.



Excerpt From The International Jewish Cook Book By Florence Kreisler Greenbaum

 

Olive Sandwiches - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food

Olive Sandwiches - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food


 

Olive Sandwiches


Take either ripe or green olives; remove the seeds; mince and mix thoroughly with Mayonnaise dressing.


Spread between slices of whole-wheat or graham bread.


Bread should be twenty-four hours old and cut in thin, even slices. 


If fancy forms are desired, shape before spreading with butter. 


Cream butter and spread evenly.




Excerpt From The International Jewish Cook Book By Florence Kreisler Greenbaum

Star Anise Herb Benefits And Functions - Illicium Verum

Star Anise Herb Benefits And Functions - Illicium Verum




1- Skin Care:



With a relatively high level of various antioxidants, Star Anise can help to promote the elimination of free radicals throughout the body, particularly those that can cause oxidative stress in the skin. This can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, boost skin elasticity, and cover-up old scars and blemishes to keep the skin looking young and vibrant. 



2- Boosts Immunity:



The antibacterial effects of Star Anise are widely researched and well known, and this spice is known to have been used to treat bacterial infections of the stomach and other parts of the body for centuries. It appears to be effective against several antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, making it very valuable to the pharmaceutical industry. 



3- Respiratory Health:



Star Anise can help in supporting respiratory health, so if one has a cough or sore throat, or feel the early stirrings of the flu, a cup of Star Anise tea may be able to sort out the inflammation rapidly and neutralize the underlying infection before more serious symptoms arise. 



4- Promotes Sleep Quality:



Numerous studies have found that Star Anise possesses some level of sedative properties, attributed to the antioxidant levels and the magnesium content of the spice. It can stimulate the release of certain neurotransmitters that induce relaxation and sleep, making this spice valuable for people who suffer from insomnia and regularly interrupted sleep patterns. 



5- Boosts Circulation:



The most notable mineral found in Star Anise is iron. While eating an entire tablespoon of these fruits is unlikely, the concentration of iron can still help boost red blood cell production, thus increasing energy levels by promoting circulation and proper oxygenation of the body’s extremities.



6- Fight Fungal Infections:



Most notably, this spice has powerful anti-fungal properties and has been a trusted natural remedy for a huge host of fungal infections, including Athlete’s foot, ringworm, Candida, and other common strains. While most fungal infections are relatively harmless, a regular dosage of Star Anise tea can give the immune system the necessary boost against these pathogens. 



7- Improves Digestion:



Anecdotal evidence points to Star Anise as being an effective digestive, and the fruits are commonly eaten after meals to promote proper digestion. It can also help to relieve bloating and excess flatulence, while also easing cramping and improving the bacterial balance in the gut for high nutrient uptake efficiency. 



8- Balance Hormones:



The effects of Star Anise on hormone levels are widely studied, as it can have quite a powerful effect on both men and women. In men, it can provide an energetic boost and increase sex drive, whereas in women it can regulate menstrual cycles, control mood swings, and other hormone-driven side effects of menstruation.

 

9- Anticancer Properties:



The diverse range of antioxidants in this spice, from quercetin and kaemferol to thymol and coumaric acid, can all affect oxidative stress in the body. The trans-anethole, one of the major constituents of Star Anise, has been reported to have antitumor activity against, breast cancer, cervical carcinoma, fibrosarcoma, and Ehrlich ascites tumor.




Source: Herbs Encyclopedia

How To Clean, Maintain And Protect Your Barbeque Grill

How To Clean, Maintain And Protect Your Barbeque Grill



When purchasing your barbeque grill, think of it as an investment rather then just another item for your outdoor entertainment. You should expect this item to become a large part of your outdoor activities for many years to come. But like any other investments, proper maintenance and care is needed to ensure that your barbeque grill will work for you for many years to come.  While some maintenance and cleaning is specific to the type of barbeque grill your own (gas, electric, charcoal or smoke barbecue grill), the majority of maintenance that should be carried on does not change from grill to grill.


Step 1- Gathering The Necessary Items


You will need some common household items on hand when it comes time to clean your barbeque grill. 


  • Brass wire grill brush
  • Steel wool pads, preferably that contains soap already.
  • Mild dish soap
  • Sponge or dishcloth
  • Spray cooking oil
  • Dry baking soda
  • Aluminum foil


Step 2- Brushing Your Grill Off


The first thing that should always be done to your grill is a routine brushing. Using your brass wire grill brush (or other brush suitable to your type of grill) you should brush off all the surfaces. By routinely brushing your barbeque grill, you will prevent any type of buildup. If buildup from food is left to long, it can become increasingly difficult to remove. 


Step 3- Spray Cooking Oil


Once you are sure that your grill is free of all buildup and debris, and that your grill is completely cooled off, you will want to spray it down with a light layer of cooking oil. Spraying it down with cooking oil will prevent your barbeque grill from rusting. It is especially important to make sure your barbeque grill is completely cold, as spraying cooking oil on a hot surface may cause the oil to heat up and ignite, which could be potentially dangerous to you and your barbeque grill.


Step 4- Use Baking Soda and Aluminum Foil on Your Grill 


Baking soda is a very nice cleaning and polishing agent. Once you have removed any extra debris and buildup, lightly scrubbing your barbeque grill with baking soda will give it that extra shine, similar to the day that you brought it home from the store. This can also be used on handles and knobs to remove any extra buildup that cannot be taken off with a wire brush.


Aluminum foil can also be used to keep your grill looking nice. Gently rub the aluminum foil on your grill, and you will notice that it removes grim and buildup.


Step 5- Clean Your Racks


The racks in your grill are especially important as this is where the food touches when it is cooking. You will have to use the wire brush to remove as much buildup as possible. Once you remove as much as possible, start washing the racks with dish soap. If the racks are really dirty, you may also want to use the steel wool pads. Be sure to completely rinse off all soap and residue before cooking on these racks again.


Step 6- Preventing Problems


The majority of problems that arise from barbeque grills comes from lack of cleaning and maintenance. That means if you notice something does not seem quite right with your barbeque grill, chances are it can be fixed with just a simple cleaning. Even if you clean it, and still find that it is having problems, at least you saved yourself the potential embarrassment of taking it to a professional only to find out all it needed was to be cleaned.


Finally, one method of preventing problems with your barbeque grill is protecting it from the outdoors. Covers are available for grills in all shapes and sizes, so chances are, you will find one that fits your grill. If you have a cover for your barbeque grill, then all you will ever need to do is do the regular maintenance listed above.



One Egg Waffles - Muffins And Biscuits - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food

One Egg Waffles - Muffins And Biscuits - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food



One Egg Waffles - Muffins And Biscuits



Mix one and one-half cups of flour, one teaspoon of baking powder, one-quarter teaspoon of salt; add one and three-fourths cups of milk, add the milk slowly; then one well-beaten egg and two tablespoons of melted butter; drop by spoonfuls on a hot buttered waffle iron, putting one tablespoon in each section of the iron.


Bake and turn, browning both sides carefully; remove from the iron; pile one on top of the other and serve at once.




Excerpt From The International Jewish Cook Book By Florence Kreisler Greenbaum

Sardine Sandwiches - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food

Sardine Sandwiches - Homemade Kosher Recipes, Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food



Sardine Sandwiches


Remove the skin and bones from the sardines. 


Rub to a paste, adding an equal quantity of chopped hard-boiled eggs, seasoned with salt, cayenne, lemon juice or vinegar. Moisten with melted butter and spread between slices of bread.


Bread should be twenty-four hours old and cut in thin, even slices. 


If fancy forms are desired, shape before spreading with butter. 


Cream butter and spread evenly.




Excerpt From The International Jewish Cook Book By Florence Kreisler Greenbaum

The Trick To Successfully Cooking For Special Occasions, Festivals And Holidays - Cooking Jewish Food

The Trick To Successfully Cooking For Special Occasions, Festivals And Holidays  - Cooking Jewish Food



We all have those moments in our lives when we feel as if everything needs to be exactly right. It is these moments that we often refer to as special occasions. When it comes to cooking for special occasions, many of us find that we drop the ball in our anticipation and feel as though we have ruined the moment. While this is often far from the truth, it does serve to diminish the moment in many of our minds. For this reason, you need to work up a repertoire, if you will, of simple to make special occasion cooking recipes. 


You will be shocked and amazed at all the sinfully rich and delicious meals and side dishes that are out there, that are amazingly quick and easy to prepare. This means that you will not run the all too common disaster scenarios that you hear about and will still manage to have a wonderful meal that is enjoyed by all. 


The trick is in choosing a rather simple meat dish and dressing it up with the more decadent side dishes. Incredibly rich side dishes that are simple to prepare are greater in number than meat dishes that require little culinary effort. You should also keep in mind the audience for your special occasion. Sometimes a family favorite makes the occasion seem much more special than an all out effort for chicken cordon bleu or veal Marsala. There is no point in going to an extreme effort to create a culinary masterpiece if it is going to be riddled with picky children proclaiming that they do not like this or that about your meal.


Another great idea when it comes to cooking for special occasions is to prepare as much as possible ahead of time in order to alleviate the pressure during the event and to allow you more time to enjoy the event rather than dealing with the details of meal preparation. The greatest gift you can really give yourself when cooking for special occasions is the time necessary in order to enjoy these special occasions. This is not to say that there isn't some cooking that will need to be done. 


Foods that can be prepared ahead of time and reheated just prior to serving are often the best when it comes to cooking for special occasions. There are all kinds of appetizers, entrees, and desserts that will work perfectly in this particular instance. You can often find them by performing a simple Google search online or by sorting through many of your favorite cookbooks at home. The important thing is that you do not get so caught up in the idea of cooking for special occasions that you forget to actually enjoy the occasion. 


If this is not the way you prefer to do things that is perfectly understandable. Some of us do thrive in high stress situations. The key for those who prefer to do all the meal preparation when cooking for special occasions at the time of cooking is planning properly and allowing plenty of time for possible hiccups in the process. Mistakes occur when people feel rushed and hurried in their culinary efforts. 


Another common mistake that is made when cooking for special occasions is cooking outside of your comfort zone. When you are preparing a challenging recipe it is best if you do this during a time when you are not going through the stress of potential visitors or insuring the best possible of circumstances. In other words, it is best to challenge your culinary talents when you do not have a vested interest in success. 


Special occasions are a great time for friends and family. The hope is that you will have many special occasions throughout your life. Do not waste too much time and energy fretting over cooking for special occasions. Instead, put all of your effort into enjoying those occasions. 


Star Anise Herb Nutritional Value - Illicium Verum

Star Anise Herb Nutritional Value - Illicium Verum




Nutrition value per 100 g:
 
● Energy 1415.6 kJ
● Protein 17.6 g
● Fat 15.9 g
● Carbohydrates 50.2 g
● Sodium 16 mg
● Magnesium 170 mg
● Iron 37 mg



Chemical constituents:

  1. Linalool
  2. Quercetin
  3. Anethole
  4. Shikimic acid
  5. Gallic acid 
  6. Limonene




Source: Herbs Encyclopedia