Saturday, October 8, 2016

Torshi Makhloot - Mixed Vegetable Pickle

Our small garden doing well so far, we be able to picked some fresh vegetable in many day, that give me chance to make some pickle during summer time and save for winter.  Some persian pickle that I like is mixed vegetable pickle - well, pretty much use vegetable that you like and the pickle is ready in short time compare to garlic / torshi pickle. 

Torshi Makhloot - Mixed Vegetable Pickle 
Recipe from beloved blogger : Azita - Turmeric & Saffron 


3 large carrots, washed, peeled, lightly steamed, finely chopped or shredded 
3 medium red or white onions, peeled and finely diced
2 medium eggplant, peeled and diced
2 large cucumbers, peeled and finely chopped
2 green bell peppers, washed, cleaned and diced 
1 small cauliflower, washed, finely chopped
1 small head of celery, washed and finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded white cabbage

1 cup of each of the following herbs: (parsley, coriander, dill), washed, dried and finely chopped
2 tablespoons of the following fresh herbs chopped or dried (tarragon, mint, basil)

2 tablespoons dried lime powder 
2 tablespoons crushed angelica 
2 tablespoons nigella seeds 
2 tablespoon fennel seeds 
2 tablespoons coriander seeds 
6-7 garlic cloves, finely chopped
4-5 tablespoons salt
2 red hot peppers, dried or fresh, chopped
2 teaspoons turmeric powder

5-7 cups white vinegar

  1. Salt the eggplants and either bake them in a preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 25- 30 minutes or cook them with 1/2 cup of vinegar over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. All the herbs and vegetables must be completely dried before mixing them together. Spread out the washed herbs on a table cloth for several hours to dry.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.
  4. Using a wooden spoon pack pickles in clean glass jars up to the rim. Press down on them to make more room as you are filling up the jars. Add more vinegar if needed.
  5. Sprinkle a teaspoon of salt into each jar before closing the lid tightly.
  6. Store in a cool dry place for at least 2 weeks before serving.  

Friday, September 16, 2016

Easy Dish

This what happen when you don't feel well, decide not to cooking for dinner, open the fridge and see nothing there , feel sorry for the two other member of family , and than decide to pull pot ...  confusing, right ??? well that's me ...I think chopping some veggies or presenting a hot warm foods on the table is always in my DNA !!! 

Alright, this is a very simple dish .. that I recommend when you have those kind of situation that I mention above, other than that ... don't bother, just call pizza delivery...and you are done LOL

Catch-Up Chicken
Source : Balaboosta Cook Book by Einat Admony

Ingredients :
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp hungarian paprika (feel free to substitute with sirracha or other hot pepper)
3 pounds bone-in chicken pieces, skin on
1 medium yellow onion, cut into large chunks
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges

Directions :
Preheat the oven 350 F
Mix together the ketchup, juice, cumin, salt, paprika in a large dutch oven or other heavy pot
Rinse the chicken , pat dry, add into the pot. Add onion, tomatoes, toss together to coat evenly , cover and cook for 45 - 55 minutes, until the juice run clear from a cut between the thigh and leg.


It's friday ... is time to doing some little working on pictures that I taken almost entire week, doing some little work on editing pictures that I taken almost everyday - updating my blog - adding recipes , Nothing fancy thou ..

The second fancy fox quilt is on the way to the new owner, a little smart girl who has bright talent on music.. I hope she will enjoy the quilt and happy to read her mom message on the back of the quilt that I personally hand-stitches for her.  I admit, it was take a lot of time making this quilt and tears also, I think just because I am so distracted with something else on my head ..  but I am so happy the quilt is come very nice ...

if you thinking about next quilt for yourself, kid or just for gift away , please don't hesitate to contact me , this day it will take 2-3 weeks before you get on your hand.  :)