Posts Tagged ‘gifts from your garden’

‘Herbes de Provence’ — Classic Spice-mix Recipes

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

‘Herbes de Provence’ is used in most French cooking to season chicken, meats, fish, soups and vegetables. It generally combines oregano, rosemary, thyme, savory, marjoram and French Lavender. Several variations of this classic herb mixture have developed over the years, with two favourites listed here.
Both of these delightful recipe-combinations utilize your pesticide-free home-grown herbs beautifully…For [...]

How to Make a Molded Tomato Ice Cream

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Molded tomato ice cream—This is an unique flavoured ice cream, and will be the talk of the party! It is best presented molded into the approximate shape of a tomato, garnished with large mint leaves at the base, a sprig on top to resemble tomato leaves and the stem, then served accompanied with other fruits. [...]

A Simple and Spectacular Appetizer–Stuffed Nasturtiums

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

How to make Stuffed Nasturtiums
There is nothing prettier or tastier than these brilliantly coloured flowers stuffed with this tantalizing blend and served on a silver platter as appetizers when entertaining at home. Your guests will be surprised by your floral expertise and rewarded with this mouth-watering palate-pleasing treat! If you choose to also include your [...]

Versatile Sage Cream Cheese

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This versatile Sage Cream Cheese is equally tasty using either a good quality store-bought cream cheese or your homemade recipe. (A simple recipe for homemade cream cheese is included on the betweenclosefriends.com blog under the ‘Recipe’ Category, as well as how to make other varieties of cheeses and taste-tempting favourite recipes).
2-8 oz packages of cream [...]

How to Make the Basic Homemade Boursin Cheese

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Basic Homemade Boursin Cheese recipe:

1 lb farmer’s cheese, or ½ lb cottage cheese and ½ lb ricotta cheese
8 oz cream cheese, softened (a home-made recipe is found in the betweenclosefriends.com blog under the ‘Recipe’ category, along with other how-to methods to make a variety of cheeses including a variety of other recipe suggestions)
1 [...]

How to make homemade Boursin au Poivre –(Pepper Boursin Cheese)

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

As its name implies, this version of Boursin Cheese has a delightful peppery flavour. It is wonderful served as an accompaniment to red meats, or made into a cheese sauce and poured on top, garnished with a fresh whole chili pepper, or used as a spread instead of mayonnaise or mustard on sandwiches.
¼ of the [...]

How to make home-made Danish Boursin Cheese

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

This Danish version of Boursin Cheese is excellent served with any fish dish. It is also a wonderful accompaniment served with a cucumbers salad, or as a spread on cucumber sandwiches.
¼ of the basic Boursin Cheese
3 T chopped fresh dill
2 tsp chopped fresh chives

Mix [...]

Ultimate Luxurious Bath Oil to Soothe and Moisturize Your Skin

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Frothy Bath Oil—This is the ultimate in bath preparations which will feed, soothe, and moisturize the skin. (For a soothing and relaxing, easy to prepare bubble bath, check out the “Lavender Bubble Bath” included in the ‘Herbal Bath Preparations’ Category of betweenclosefriends.com Blog)
2 eggs
1 c olive oil
½ cup corn oil
½ cup [...]

Joint-soothing Bath Oil

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Lemongrass, Coriander and Clove Bath—If you are suffering from stiff limbs after excessive exercise, this bath will help stimulate the circulation and relieve suffering in joints and muscles. (For a relaxing, and sleep inducing bath, see “Soothing, Moisturizing and Stress Relieving Bath Oil” under the Herbal Bath Preparations Categories of this Blog.)
2 T [...]