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Lemon Greens Recipe

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 me

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. 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. African food  recipes are easy to make at home.

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