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Basic Roasted Bell Peppers

Can you take this a step further and preserve them in hot olive oil? I've never done any preserving before, but I grew mini sweet red peppers this year, and have a bunch that I want to can. I've been told that I can heat the olive oil, pour it over the roasted peppers and herbs, and seal the bell jar, and that the jar will seal itself as the oil cools. Anybody?

Aug 12, 2009
NadaCook in Recipes

Recovering alcoholic frustrated foodie....

Rosacea's four main triggers:

Alcohol
Spicy Food - love it, can't live without it
Sun - I live in Texas - 'nuff said
Stress - well, we all know how "easy" it is to avoid that one!

So, since the last 3 are hard to avoid, I mainly try to avoid the alcohol, and use very high SPF sunscreen! Thanks for all the ideas y'all, I plan to make this this weekend.

May 21, 2009
NadaCook in Home Cooking

Recovering alcoholic frustrated foodie....

Thanks Alan, I appreciate the info. I was thinking of my grandchild as well as myself - strawberries and blueberries are his favorite, so I was going to make it for him and me to share this weekend.
But as you say, it's doubtful that the alcohol content would make much difference to me - although if you've ever had an alcohol-related rosacea breakout, you might think differently! Imagine having your face literally burning for 2 weeks after drinking a couple of glasses of champagne - oooowwwww! Or after having a single sip of a margarita. Hmmm, not likely to repeat those mistakes again!

Do you think I could do a decoction of orange zest in sugar water as a substitute? Cooking it would bring out a richer orange flavor, wouldn't it? I can do without the alcohol element, I think. As my name implies, I'm not much of a cook, but I love to experiment and try different things together.

May 19, 2009
NadaCook in Home Cooking

Recovering alcoholic frustrated foodie....

This is a great topic. I have rosacea, so I can't use strong alcohols at all, and at most can have 1 beer or a small glass of wine on occasion. I wouldn't want to try using a liqueur or any other strongly alcoholic beverage, and I don't have the money to waste on a bottle of wine for just 1/2 cup or something like that. The recipe of the day today is for a "almost summer pudding" that calls for orange liqueur. Could I just substitute orange juice or orange juice concentrate for that? It's only 3 tablespoons!

May 19, 2009
NadaCook in Home Cooking

Famous dishes from famous movies!

What about Andie McDowell's song in "Michael"... "Pie, pie, I love pie, ....." And she goes on to list a whole bunch of different pies.

Nov 03, 2008
NadaCook in Food Media & News

Strawberry "Shortcake on a Stick"

I made these at home in my oven because we couldn't build a fire at the outdoor party (burn ban!) - I formed the dough into balls and made a depression in the middle, and baked them at 375 for about 23 minutes (checking every 5 after 10). I went ahead and whipped the cream using 1/4 c sugar and vanilla in a chilled bowl with a chilled whip. It turned out great - the biscuit was fluffy on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside. I personally would have liked it a little sweeter, but it was excellent the way it was.

Jul 12, 2008
NadaCook in Recipes