Pickled Asparagus Asian Style. Basic picking brine with white wine vinegar (5% acidity), but added a tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon dill seed, 1 teaspoon szechuan(sp) peppercorns, the seeds from a carmedon pod. Each jar got a clove a garlic, 1 jalapeno pepper, 1 slice of ginger and 1 star anise.

1/3 cup table salt 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric Pinch of cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes ( optiona

Avocado Garlic Dip (1 medium ripe avocado 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup sour cream 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped 1 tsp dried or fresh basil 1/4 tsp ground cumin pinch salt and pepper)

Homemade Salsa: 2 cans of diced tomatoes 1 litle can of diced green chilis 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped 1 clove of garlic minced or garlic powder 3-4 whole green onion (stem included) chopped up Couple shakes of red pepper flakes 1 tsp of salt (I usually add a little more...I like salty) Blend it all together minus the tomatoes, then add the tomatoes and blend a little mince the tomatoes....sometimes I like more chnky,sometimes I like it more smooth....opinion Enjoy!! Also a good...

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Bread and Butter Pickles: about 7 cucumbers, sliced, 1 cup sliced onion, 1 cup sliced green pepper, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 2 cups sugar, 1 tbsp celery seed, 1 tbsp salt. Mix, jar, and let sit for five days.

Greek dressing: 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 cup olive oil 2-3 cloves pressed or minced garlic 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano pinch of dried thyme big pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper

Tuscan Style Roasted Asparagus Ingredients 1-½ pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed 1-½ cups grape tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons pine nuts 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Korean Style Pink Radish Pickles 500g Pink radishes Vinegar mixture 1 cup White vinegar 1 cup Raw sugar 1 cup Water Pinch of ground salt

Homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce 1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic 3 red chili peppers 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/2 Tbsp salt 1 Tbsp cornstarch 2 Tbsp water I will pressure can,check your Ball canning book

Homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce- 1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic 3 red chili peppers 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/2 Tbsp salt 1 Tbsp cornstarch 2 Tbsp water

Spicy Pickled Green Beans: 1# green beans, trimmed, 3 cups white vinegar, 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced, 2 Tbs coarse salt, 1 Tbs black pepper corns, 2 tsp sugar, 2 dried red chilies (or substitute 1/4 - 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes. Adjust peppers to your taste). Directions: Put green beans and garlic in a clean jar. In a saucepan, bring remaining ingredients to a boil. Pour liquid into jar, seal closed and let cool to room temperature before refrigerating.

Rustic Red Onion Relish 1-2 medium red bell peppers 2 jalapeno peppers 2 tablespoons olive oil 2-3 large red onions, sliced (about 3 cups) 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Sweet and Sour sauce recipe: 1 cup water, 1 1/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup orange juice. Mix together and boil in saucepan. Once boiling add cornstarch mixed with cold water to boiling mixture. Continue adding cornstarch/water till desired consitency is reached. I used about 2 tsps cornstarch with 1 tbsp water. A few drops of food coloring to add color. Of course I used red so it would resemble the Chinese Buffett sauce.

Oven-Roasted Mushrooms with Butter, Garlic and Parsley {used about 1/4 the butter. these were amazing!!}

"Greek Dressing So Good You Could Drink It Straight" -- 1 cup olive oil, 1 cup red wine vinegar, 2 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 2 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, 2 1/2 tsp. dried basil, 2 tsp. pepper, 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. onion powder, 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard, Mix together and shake well.

Pesto: 2 cups fresh packed basil leaves- 2 garlic cloves- 1/4 cup pine nuts- 2/3 cup olive oil- 1/2 cup grated cheese...makes 20 half pints. Process in blender.../

Red Onion Marmalade: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium Red Onions, sliced finely 1 large Yellow Onion, chopped fine 2 Shallots, diced 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt pinch of freshly ground Black Pepper 1 Jalapeno, deseeded, deribbed and diced 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar 3 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar 1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon 1 Bay Leaf

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