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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sweet Fiery Carrot Chutney Dessert Sauce

Sweet Fiery Carrot Chutney Dessert Sauce

What is Chutney
Chutney is a sort of combination pickle and preserve. Chutney is usually made rather sweetly and very hot.
Homegrown carrots

Sweet Fiery Carrot Chutney Dessert Sauce


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Many regions in Africa are famous for their chutney.


Sweet Fiery Carrot Chutney
Sweet Fiery Carrot Chutney

Fiery Carrot Chutney use on top of ice cream as a unique dessert topping.


Ingredients

1 pound carrots
6 cups sugar
2 lemons
1 tablespoon red pepper
1 teaspoon ginger
½ cup chopped nuts

Directions

Clean and scrape carrots, cook until soft, and then mash. Add sugar, juice of 2 lemons and the grated rind of 1 lemon and remaining ingredients except nuts. Cook 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the chopped nuts; pour into hot, sterile jars and seal. 

Tip: Use on top of ice cream as a unique dessert topping.


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Citrus is the main fruit crop in Egypt

Most citrus groves in Egypt are located the North of the African country.




Most citrus groves in Egypt are located the North of the African country.
Citrus is the main fruit crop in Egypt
The true origin of the lemon is unknown. African countries which lemons are exported are Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia; around 75% of the lemons grown are locally consumed. 

Egypt mainly sells to the Gulf, Russia and Europe. The Egyptian harvest is 2 months earlier than Spain and other Mediterranean countries.


Citrus is the main fruit crop in Egypt. Most citrus groves in Egypt are located the North of the country producing the Egyptian, Eureka, Rough, Lisbon and Villafranca lemon variety while Eureka and Lisbon are the most widely cultivated lemon variety in South Africa.



Lemon Greens Recipe

Ingredients
1 bunch of your favorite greens cut in thin ribbons
1 crushed garlic clove
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
In large skillet, sauté garlic and onion in oil over a medium heat. Add greens and cook until just wilted. Remove from heat. Pour lemon juice over greens and season with salt and pepper. 


How to select lemons


·        Choose medium to large lemons that are heavy for their size. The heaviness signifies lots of juice.

·        Lemons should have a smooth firm surface. You can tell if the skin is smooth by touch but also it should look a little bit shiny.


·        Avoid lemons that are wrinkly, soft, have bumpy and/or hard skin. These are signs that the lemon is old and decomposing.

Random Lemon Facts 


·        Lemons are grown in both dry and humid environments and tolerate infertile, poor soil.


·        Lemons are a good source of vitamin C, rich in minerals as calcium and potassium.


·        Lemons have a shelf life ranging between 2 and 20 weeks.


·        Lemons create one of nature's major sources of potassium.


·        Lemons are technically berries.


·        Lemon is an evergreen plant that belongs to the family Rutaceae.


·        Lemons are nature’s top source of citric acid, a life essential found in the cells of all living creatures.


·        Fresh squeezed lemon in a glass of water is said to cleanse the liver.


·        Lemons are also believed to stimulate the metabolism.


·         A halved lemon dipped in salt or baking powder can be used to brighten copper and silver cookware.


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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How to Make Black Pepper Vinegar

How to Make Black Pepper Vinegar


Flavored Vinegar

Pepper vinegar is a must-have condiment to use soups, stews, on sandwiches just about anywhere you want to add a kick of heat. A little of this pepper vinegar is excellent in a gravy of any kind, and various sauces like BBQ for a unique flavor.


Chic African Culture pepper vinegar recipe could not be any easier to make, just a few ingredients and a few steps you are done.



Africa hot pepper

How to Make Black Pepper Vinegar


Ingredients    

Dozen pods of black pepper
6 cups white distilled vinegar

Directions

Get one dozen pods of pepper when ripe, take out the stems, and cut them in two; put them in a pot with vinegar, boil it away to one quart, and strain it through a sieve. Allow to cool, add the mixture to a jar or bottle and your done!



One easy way to use Black Pepper Vinegar is to make a simple salad dressing.


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