Recipe – “Spiced Carrot and Nut Cake”

“Spiced Carrot and Nut Cake” “Food for Thought” by Judith Ferguson, “Color Library Books Ltd.”     8 oz.          Plain flour 2 tsp.         Baking powder 2 tsps.        Mixed spice 12 oz.        Granulated brown sugar                   Pinch of salt 8 fl. Oz.      Vegetable oil 4                eggs, beaten 12 oz.         Carrots, peeled and … More Recipe – “Spiced Carrot and Nut Cake”

“Italian Vegetable Soup”

A great warm soup for the wintry days, easy to make and simply delicious. “Italian Vegetable Soup” “Betty Crocker’s – Working Woman’s Cookbook”   1           pound bulk Italian sausage 1          medium onion, sliced 1          can (16 ounces) whole tomatoes 1          can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained 1          can (10.5 ounces) condensed beef broth 1-1/2  … More “Italian Vegetable Soup”

Recipe – “Fit-to-Be-Thai Iced Tea”

 “FIT-TO-BE-THAI ICED TEA” “The Little Black Book of Tea” by Mike  Heneberry  Pinch of crushed star anise 1          drop red food coloring 2          Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk Crushed ice 2          cups strong brewed black tea, chilled *Stir anise and food coloring into condensed milk and pour into 2 tall glasses.  Fill glasses … More Recipe – “Fit-to-Be-Thai Iced Tea”

Recipe – “Orange Ginger Punch”

“ORANGE GINGER PUNCH” “Farm Journal’s – Country Cookbook” 3    qts. orange ice (or sherbet) 5    qts. chilled ginger ale *Place large chunks of orange ice in chilled punch bowl. *Pour ginger ale over, holding the bottles some little distance above the punch bowl.  Garnish with fresh mint leaves and marashino cherries, if desired, or with seedless … More Recipe – “Orange Ginger Punch”

Recipe – “Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies”

“Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies” “Fare for Friends”   Chocolate Chip Batter 1                 cup shortening 1                 cup brown sugar, packed ½                cup sugar 1                  teaspoon vanilla 3                  eggs 2                 cups all-purpose flour, un-sifted 1                 teaspoon baking soda 1                 teaspoon salt … More Recipe – “Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies”

“Ham braised in nilgiri with masala spices” by Gilles Brochard

“Ham braised in nilgiri with masala spices” “The Tea Box” by Gilles Brochard   1   good-quality ham quarter 2   tablespoons nilgiri tea 2   teaspoons garam masala 1   tablespoon vegetable oil or clarified butter   Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place ham in a roasting pan.  Score the top in both directions, making one-inch squares. … More “Ham braised in nilgiri with masala spices” by Gilles Brochard

“Earl Grey chocolate tea” by Gilles Brochard

“Earl Grey chocolate tea” “The Tea Box” by Gilles Brochard 1        cup whole milk 1        cup heavy cream 2        tablespoons brown sugar 1        vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped out and reserved ¼       star anise ½       cinnamon stick 1-1/2  teaspoon Earl Grey tea 4         ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate Combine milk, cream, brown sugar, vanilla bean … More “Earl Grey chocolate tea” by Gilles Brochard