Do you suffer from gout? Here are some recipes that might help

By Habeeb Salloum Issue #103 • January/February, 2007 For two days we had been exploring the fantastic ruins of Petra, Jordan's number-one tourist attraction. The last day, after walking around intrigued by this ancient Arab Nabataean...

Make your own nut butters

By Sylvia Gist Issue #96 • November/December, 2005 When almond butter replaced peanut butter in my diet (on doctor's orders), I discovered I really liked the almond better. And it opened my eyes to the world...

Winter baking warms the house

By Lisa Nourse Photos by Jamie Nourse Living on the Pacific Coast, there are days during fall and winter when it really doesn’t get very cold. It is rare to have snow or freezing temperatures here...

Pickled fish and rollmops

By Linda Gabris Issue #91 • January/February, 2005 The zesty creations called rollmops (those mouthwatering appetizers that you buy in jars at the supermarket or by bulk in a deli) have deep European roots, but there's...

Orange honey pudding

Recipe of the Week  Orange honey pudding  Courtesy of Sharon Freeman   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 3 Tbsp. cornstarch 1/2 cup honey 1 1/2 cups water 1 tsp. butter 1/8-1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup yogurt 3 Tbsp....

Crabapple jelly

Recipe of the Week  Crabapple jelly  Courtesy of Charles A. Sanders   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 3 lbs. crabapples (about 10 cups, cut up) 4 cups water 2 cups sugar 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1...

Hungarian venison stew

Recipe of the Week  Hungarian venison stew  Courtesy of Tom R. Kovach   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 lb. (or a little more) of chopped venison (ground venison works, too) 3...

Lamb and black bean tamale pie

Recipe of the Week  Lamb and black bean tamale pie  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1-1/2 lb. ground lamb 1 tsp. olive oil 2 cups onion, diced medium 1 large...

Grape Leaves Stuffed with Chevre & Figs

Recipe of the Week  Grape Leaves Stuffed with Chevre & Figs  Courtesy of Lane Franklin  Ingredients 3 ounces fresh Figs 3 ounces Cream (or goat milk) 4 ounces Chevre (fresh goat cheese) 1 Egg, beaten 2 oz. Pine Nuts, toasted 2...

Grilled Chicken with Pineapple-Peach Sauce

Recipe of the Week  Grilled Chicken with Pineapple-Peach Sauce  Courtesy of Laura DeBenedictis  Ingredients 1 lb chicken thighs, skinned 1 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup peach preserves Method Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rinse thechicken and place in a...

More tips and tricks for the kitchen

By Richard Blunt Issue #62 • March/April, 2000 (This is a follow-up to Richard Blunt's article, Tips and tricks for the kitchen, Issue #60, Nov/Dec. 1999.) After years of watching my mother prepare thousands of wonderful foods...

Apple butter

Recipe of the Week  Apple butter  Courtesy of Anne Westbrook Dominick   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 5 lbs. apples, stems removed and quartered 2 cups cider or cider vinegar brown sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2...

Duck with Mushrooms

Recipe of the Week  Duck with Mushrooms  Courtesy of Sharon Selvig  Ingredients 2 ducks, cut in pieces 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon thyme 4 ounces ham, in 1/4" cubes 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced thick...

Chocolate — Food for the Gods

By Richard Blunt Issue #56 • March/April, 1999 My mother loved chocolate. She knew and understood it just as a wine master knows and understands wine. When she made some of her old world style bittersweet...

Baked barbeque beans

Jackie Clay Ingredients 2 cups dried beans 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 lb. chopped ham or other smoked meat 1 cup barbecue sauce 1/2 tsp. salt dash black pepper 1 Tbsp. molasses 1 medium onion, chopped Method Soak beans overnight, adding a little baking soda...

Fresh cucumber delight

Recipe of the Week  Fresh cucumber delight  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 3 qts. sliced cucumbers 1/4 oz. mustard seed 1/2 lb. non-iodized salt 1/2 oz. celery seed 9 pints water 1/2...