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Dill-Pickled Green Tomatoes – Simple Recipe For Flavor-Controlled Hors D’oeuvres

Dill-pickled green tomatoes make great appetizers. Numerous recipes for making them can be found in cook books and on the Internet. We use the fairly simple recipe below. It emphasizes the proportion and type of vinegar used to control the strength of the pickling flavor combined with the dill flavor of the green-tomato-and-celery product.

Pickling brines give varying tastes to different people. For example, a product pickled in a strong vinegar brine can cause the taster to blow any choking acetic-acid fumes from his or her nose and throat after sampling it. Still other tasters might like that same flavor without feeling the effects of the vinegar or other additives.

Conversely, the brines having a weaker vinegar portion combined with flavoring spices or further added products will yield milder more articulate flavors to its pickled products. Some recipes will recommend adding a few spices to make the pickling flavor hot or tasty. Others call for the addition of plain or brown sugar to make the flavor sweet. Still others say the following items can be added to the pickled green tomatoes: garlic, celery, onion, hot or sweet peppers (red, yellow or green), Cayenne pepper, carrots, allspice, pickling spice, mixed-pickling spices, black peppercorns, celery seed, dill heads or seed, mustard seed, dry mustard, cherry leaves, slacked lime, cumin, turmeric, lemon juice, ginger, cinnamon, or sugar. 

Still, the pickling flavor coming from a brine recipe is also controlled by the proportion and kind of vinegar used in it. A strong recipe will add no water to the vinegar:salt brine. A medium-strength recipe will use a 1:1 cider-or-white vinegar:water proportion for its brine, the white one being the mildest of the two. A weak or mild recipe will call for a 1:2 or 1:3 cider-or-white vinegar:water proportion. Also, in certain instances, a select wine vinegar might be used to give a preferred taste. In the following recipe, a 1:2 proportion together with a few additives gives a fairly mild, lingering and slightly hot, dill flavor to its green-tomato-and-celery product.

Dill-Pickled Green Tomatoes — (by City Sandy)

5-pounds small firm green tomatoes, (grape or cherry with any stems still attached, or larger ones, quartered), washed well
1-head of celery, washed

To make the brine, mix the following ingredients together in a pan, and bring to a boil for five minutes.

2-quarts water
1-quart vinegar (cider or white)
1-cup salt (plain or cannery)

Pack the tomatoes into standard sterilized pint jars together with the following items in each.

1-clove garlic
1-stalk diced celery (1/2-inch)
1-hot pepper of choice (green or red)
1/2-to-1-tablespoon dill seed, or to taste

Fill the jars to one-half-inch from the top with the hot brine. Seal with canning lids. And then, turn the packed jars over to cool. Store 30 days before serving. Makes 10-12 pints.

Acknowledgement.

Thanks to my thoughtful spouse for helpful cooking and pickling advice.

To learn more about the history of pickling brines, see the following website.

Simple Forex Trading Tips

95% of the traders are losing their money but the educated and the person who have right mindset can make out the inconsistency of Trade Forex. And for this purpose here are some tips which will help you in avoiding the losing majority and obtain a real gain for you.

Use Forex Trading Technical Analysis

There are several technical indicators are available in the market and you can use the best one which is properly understand by you to get the best possible return on your investment. Use technical charts and trend indicator, however with the help of these indicator you can predict the uncertainties of Forex market in advance and you can take some better step to protect your trading or if some better opportunity will come through these fluctuations then you can get the chance of better trading

Keep focusing on the action of trend price and use simple strategy

Complicated strategies are good but only for those traders who understand it and put it perfectly into their trading. If you use your strategy cleverly, then it will end up several elements that break your trade. Therefore keep your strategy simple and follow the trend pattern charts to become a successful trader.

One of the most efficient Forex trading tips for new trader is to buy currencies at low prices and sell it at high prices. As far as trading in Forex is concerned, you don’t need to buy the foreign currencies. In this trading system you use contracts intended for the amount and exchange rate of that pairs of currencies. Trade Forex becomes so popular and profitable as compared to stock market because currencies are fluctuating every day so this allows you to gain profit on a daily basis.

Another most crucial tip for beginner is to keep your planning and strategies easy and simple. If you choose very difficult strategy that you don’t even understand properly then you will soon face failure in your trading. Particularly you have to be updated always with the market trends.

Learn from your Mistakes and Losses

One of the best strategy is to learn from your past mistakes and losses. The fact is that you will become a perfect trader when you make a mistake and then learn from it and then never do that mistake again in your trading. 

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Super Simple Tomato Sauce

Many people will never make tomato sauce because they think it is too difficult. I would like to talk to you today about meat sauce. It is the meat sauce that I grew up on and will rival any. It is a simple recipe, but it is awesome.

First, you need the following:
1 – 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 – small can of tomato paste
6 – fresh garlic cloves
1 – 1 lbs Hamburger, Italian Sausage, or both
1 – handful flat leaf parsley
1 – 5 or 6 Basil Leaves
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil and Red Wine (Optional)

In a Pot, place a small amount of olive oil. Place on top of the stove at medium heat. Chop the garlic and sauté until golden brown. Remove from the pot and place the hamburger or sausage or both along with ½ of the parsley and basil at medium/high. Cook until golden brown and remove from the pot. Pour in a cup of red wine. Scrape the bits off of the bottom.

When the wine is almost completely evaporated, place the Garlic, Tomatoes and Tomato Paste into the pot. Most Important Step – place a Tomato and Tomato Paste can filled with water into the pot. Raise the heat to high. When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, add a pinch or two of salt and pepper. While at a low simmer, partially cover the pot. After 25 minutes a simmering, add the meat and simmer for another 35 minutes. If the sauce gets too thick, you can add a little bit of water. The sauce is done after one hour. Add the remaining parsley and basil. To make more, just double or triple the ingredients

That is pretty much it. You can vary this recipe. Make sure you dunk a piece of Italian Bread into the pot to taste the sauce as it cooks. It is the Italian way!

Rich Ursini

Dill-Pickled Green Tomatoes – Simple Recipe For Flavor-Controlled Hors D’oeuvres

Dill-pickled green tomatoes make great appetizers. Numerous recipes for making them can be found in cook books and on the Internet. We use the fairly simple recipe below. It emphasizes the proportion and type of vinegar used to control the strength of the pickling flavor combined with the dill flavor of the green-tomato-and-celery product.

Pickling brines give varying tastes to different people. For example, a product pickled in a strong vinegar brine can cause the taster to blow any choking acetic-acid fumes from his or her nose and throat after sampling it. Still other tasters might like that same flavor without feeling the effects of the vinegar or other additives.

Conversely, the brines having a weaker vinegar portion combined with flavoring spices or further added products will yield milder more articulate flavors to its pickled products. Some recipes will recommend adding a few spices to make the pickling flavor hot or tasty. Others call for the addition of plain or brown sugar to make the flavor sweet. Still others say the following items can be added to the pickled green tomatoes: garlic, celery, onion, hot or sweet peppers (red, yellow or green), Cayenne pepper, carrots, allspice, pickling spice, mixed-pickling spices, black peppercorns, celery seed, dill heads or seed, mustard seed, dry mustard, cherry leaves, slacked lime, cumin, turmeric, lemon juice, ginger, cinnamon, or sugar. 

Still, the pickling flavor coming from a brine recipe is also controlled by the proportion and kind of vinegar used in it. A strong recipe will add no water to the vinegar:salt brine. A medium-strength recipe will use a 1:1 cider-or-white vinegar:water proportion for its brine, the white one being the mildest of the two. A weak or mild recipe will call for a 1:2 or 1:3 cider-or-white vinegar:water proportion. Also, in certain instances, a select wine vinegar might be used to give a preferred taste. In the following recipe, a 1:2 proportion together with a few additives gives a fairly mild, lingering and slightly hot, dill flavor to its green-tomato-and-celery product.

Dill-Pickled Green Tomatoes — (by City Sandy)

5-pounds small firm green tomatoes, (grape or cherry with any stems still attached, or larger ones, quartered), washed well
1-head of celery, washed

To make the brine, mix the following ingredients together in a pan, and bring to a boil for five minutes.

2-quarts water
1-quart vinegar (cider or white)
1-cup salt (plain or cannery)

Pack the tomatoes into standard sterilized pint jars together with the following items in each.

1-clove garlic
1-stalk diced celery (1/2-inch)
1-hot pepper of choice (green or red)
1/2-to-1-tablespoon dill seed, or to taste

Fill the jars to one-half-inch from the top with the hot brine. Seal with canning lids. And then, turn the packed jars over to cool. Store 30 days before serving. Makes 10-12 pints.

Acknowledgement.

Thanks to my thoughtful spouse for helpful cooking and pickling advice.

To learn more about the history of pickling brines, see the following website.

5 Super Simple Ways to an Eco Friendly Life

Human beings need three basic items to live a healthy lifestyle. We need clean food, clean air, clean water.  As a modern country we are blessed to have each of those basic items in arms length.

The first way to an eco friendly food is grow your own vegetables free of modern pesticides.

The second way to clean, contaminant free food is to purchase organic vegetables/fruits. This can get expensive depending on your buying habits. You can focus on seasonally available vegetables and fruits for less expensive organically grown food. Because of consumer demand many modern day grocery stores have an organic section.

The third way toward eco friendly living is keeping the inside of your abode with clean fresh purified air. There are ways to filter the air we breathe. Yes, believe it when you see dust particles through the sun beam of your window you have air pollution in your home. There is no need to panic just understand that dust particles have dust mites and those dust mites are living creatures. All living creatures leave behind waste (toxins) that we end up breathing. Our goal is to eliminate those toxins in the air.

The fourth way is thoroughly vacuum clean using a water filtration system that traps all the dust from the carpets, upholstery and floors without letting tiny particles of dust escape through the pores of the vacuum bag. There is no need to use harsh chemicals because this defeats the purpose of being eco friendly. There are advance cleaning systems that clean the air and the home rendering a dust free environment.

The final way to clean and healthy living is to drink purified water. Not all filter waters are the same. Some filters take out essential minerals that make up the water. During your comparison shopping of water filtration systems you want to avoid a water filtration system that seems over priced and has sub-par performance. Your careful study will lead you to the right choice.

By following these five guidelines you are improving your healthy lifestyle, you are cutting down on polluting our earth, and you are dramatically increasing your body’s total balance with clean water, clean food, and clean air.

I can’t promise you miracle cure for all your ailments, but I can promise you a sense of well being that you are contributing to planets earth longevity.

This lifestyle change is not drastic. It is five small super easy steps to a healthy lifestyle. We can do this first to benefit ourselves and second to keep planet earth so it’s available to future generations.

Don’t even bother measuring your carbon foot print because this about a lifestyle change for a better, healthy life. You don’t need to be part of a movement to be health conscious.

Your time is today…so make it a healthy day. 

Winzton Jamez is an internet researcher dedicated to providing information that will reduce peoples health risk, and contribute to saving the planet with the goal of educating on how to live an eco friendly lifestyle.