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October recipe: French cabbage soup

10.19. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

Warm up in the cool weather with our recipe for French cabbage soup, Garbure Gasconne, our version of a delicious cabbage soup from the French region of Gascony. This soup employs steaming and simmering techniques to gently extract the delicate flavors from winter root vegetables. French cabbage soup is a warming vegetable soup with a […]

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September recipe: Aunt Mary’s spiced pumpkin bars

9.18. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

My great aunt Mary was a meticulous and brilliant woman, who also happened to have a stellar repertoire of holiday baked goods. Years ago, she passed her recipe for spiced pumpkin bars down to my mother. I returned to Aunt Mary’s recipe after a run of failed pumpkin bar experiments. Aunt Mary’s spiced pumpkin bars are a […]

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August recipe: Basil lemonade

8.30. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

I have been making basil lemonade for years now. It’s a sweet, almost grassy-flavored lemonade that is by far my favorite summer drink. This drink melds the aromatic qualities of sweet basil with notes of mint, cinnamon and anise and the lovely tart taste of fresh lemon juice. Yield: Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/2 cup basil leaves, […]

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July recipe: Watermelon feta salad

7.19. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

Watermelon feta salad is cool, sweet and salty. This is the Greek-inspired salad that is perfect in a heat wave. Paul was initially somewhat hesitant to embrace this funky salad, but after four bowls in one evening, I think we would both agree, watermelon and feta are surprisingly good friends in this delicious salad. In […]

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June recipe: Rhubarb strawberry jam bars

6.8. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

We love these rhubarb strawberry jam bars so much that we have been known to make them multiple times a week during rhubarb season. Yield: 10-12 bars (9×9 pan) Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 […]

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May recipe: Portobello burgers with green olive tapenade

5.9. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

The Hungry Hounds is the food blog of Paul and Rebecca Shetler Fast, country representatives for Mennonite Central Committee in Haiti. Learn more about MCC Haiti at their blog, www.haitimcc.org. Portobello burgers with green olive tapenade are funky and slightly off the beaten veggie burger path with a briny sauce that will send your taste buds into […]

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April recipe: Pickled eggs and beets

4.20. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

The Hungry Hounds is the food blog of Paul and Rebecca Shetler Fast, country representatives for Mennonite Central Committee in Haiti. Learn more about MCC Haiti at their blog, www.haitimcc.org. Rebecca loves pickles: pickled onions, pickled vegetables, Haitian style pickled cabbage, sauerkraut with juniper and caraway, red cabbage sauerkraut with apples and cloves and of course dill pickles. Whether by nature or nurture, […]

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