Cooking and Recipes

Borsch is a hearty, healthy and easy-to-make soup that traditionally comes from Russia.  There are a number of variations on the recipe, so please don’t frown too much if you have  eaten it with somewhat different ingredients or have seen another method of preparation!   This is the basic, meatless version.  There is also Borsch with beef brisket, and  with bacon.  […]

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As part of a healthy diet, try Tuscan Bean Soup on a cold, rainy night or whenever you get the craving for a satisfying, spirit-uplifting hot meal.  It’s hearty, rich and delicious, loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and garlic!  This is the Mediterranean way of cooking for good health! Ingredients: 8 oz can of red kidney beans 8 oz […]

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Just the thing for a hot, sweltering summer day! A COLD soup!  This is a touch of Spain in a cup, bowl or glass.  You decide how you want to eat or drink it!  Goes down like a smoothie or a minced vegetable soup, and no cooking required!  There are many versions of gazpacho with […]

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This salad is popular around the Mediterranean region, particularly in Greece, where it’s called Tzatziki, in Turkey, known as Cacik and some of the Arab nations, where it is named Khiar bil Laban.  In Bulgaria a variation with added walnuts is made and there it is known as Tarator.  Easy to make, packs a wallop […]

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Try this thick, creamy yogurt dressing that includes garlic in its ingredients for a variety of salads, raw and cooked.  It is used around the Mediterranean area, especially in Greece, Turkey, Iran and some Arab nation. Ingredients: 2 cups thick yogurt (drain any excess liquid) 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice […]

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This recipe is a great way to include garlic in your meals on a regular basis.  It works as a salad dressing on raw or cooked vegetables and as a dip for fried foods.  And how about on grilled or roasted meat, fish, chicken or lamb!  You can even use it as a substitute for regular mayonnaise on a […]

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Here’s a simple way to sneak some  garlic into your family’s food at breakfast or snack time (or anytime)!  I call this recipe “Tortilla-Lace” because the finished product is a tortilla with a lacey trim! And, of course, it’s also ”laced” with some health-protective garlic! Ingredients: 1 or 2 corn tortillas (per person) 1/2 chopped small onion (per person) 2 […]

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If you get a chance to go to the Gilroy Garlic Festival, (held annually in Gilroy, California during the last full weekend of July), you’ll no doubt be lured to the Garlic Ice Cream they offer to the public for free.  But get there early.  The line for that ice cream stand is enormous!  Really ENORMOUS!! Garlic ice […]

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Garlic Syrup is great for most lung disorders, including sore throat and hoarseness, coughs, asthma, lung congestion, difficulty in breathing, as well as chronic bronchitis. It greatly assists in loosening phlegm from the lungs through expectoration.

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